Sunday 13 februari > Serie A

Palerma 2 - 4 Fiorentina 

Pastore 7’       Gilardino 36’
Nocerino 48’   Camporese 70’
                      Bovo 78’ (OG)
                      Montolivo 88’ 

Fiorentina secured a rare away victory against Palermo coming from behind twice to win 4-2 in a thrilling encounter. Palermo's early kick-off bad luck continued with their fourth loss in four games at 12.30pm. Javier Pastore and Antonio Nocerino put the Rosanero in the lead twice but goals from Alberto Gilardino, a first in Serie A for Michele Camporese, an own goal and Riccardo Montolivo slapped a bow on a morale boosting for the Viola. Both sides made a slightly cautious start at the Stadio Renzo Barbera but with five minutes gone the game opened up with some flowing football it was Palermo who made the early breakthrough, despite Fiorentina creating the better openings. With seven minutes gone, the returning Josip Ilicic cut inside from the right and rolled a pass into the path of Javier Pastore and the Argentine swept the ball past Artur Boruc at his near post.


Brescia 0 - 2 Lazio
                      González 18’
                      Kozák 58’
Lazio maintained their hopes for a Champions League place with a much needed victory against struggling Brescia. The Biancocelesti opened the scoring early on when Alvaro Gonzalez headed home from close range to net his first ever Serie A goal. Brescia looked to fight back before the break but lacked the spark in attack to test Fernando Muslera in the visitor’s goal. Libor Kozak doubled Lazio’s lead after the break when he outjumped Jonathan Zebina to head home from Cristian Ledesma’s corner. There proved to be no way back for the Rondinelle who remain in the thick of things at the bottom. The Aquile momentarily moved up to third cementing their bid to fight for a place in Europe.


Sampdoria 3 - 1 Bologna
Palombo 8’          Paponi 65’
Gastaldello 11’
Maccarone 15’
To even remotely believe that Sampdoria are set to battle against relegation would be pushing it over the edge but the Blucerchiati's recent form is no better than a side struggling against the drop. Three defeats in a row combined with just one win in seven league matches have pushed Samp to 14th in the table. Heading into Week 25, Sampdoria find themselves with just 27 points from 23 matches and are just five points above the relegation zone but with a game in hand. The teams below them, especially those in the relegation zone are fighting for points, so, for now, Domenico Di Carlo's side are safe. However, for an ambitious club like Sampdoria it is important that they finish in at least mid-table and Samp will aspire to do that between now and the end of the season. The former Italian champions have an encouraging record at home, though, as they have lost just twice in the league and have conceded only six goals.
Juventus 1 - 0 Inter Milan 
Matri 30’

The first half followed a similar pattern to that of the 0-0 draw at the Giuessepe Meazza back in October, as both sides cautiously felt their way into the match before attempting any adventurous attacking play.Juventus upset the form book to pull off a surprise 1-0 derby d'Italia victory over Inter in Turin on Sunday night Alessandro Matri was the Bianconeri hero, planting a firm header past Julio Cesar on the half hour to ensure his side would climb two places in the Serie table to sixth, while also putting a large dent in Inter's hopes of catching Milan.

Saturday 12 februari > Serie A

AC Milan 4 - 0 Parma
Seedorf 8’
Cassano 17’
Robinho 61’, 65



With their main title rivals not in action until Sunday, the pressure was on Massimo Allegri’s men to extend their points gap at the top of the table, and true to their form at the Giuseppe Meazza, the hosts put on a scintillating display as they dissected visitors Parma. Veteran midfielder Clarence Seedorf got the party going as he seized on a crafty pass from in-form striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to round Mirante and give theRossoneri an eighth minute lead. Antonio Cassano then finished off a slick Milan move to double the lead nine minutes later before substitute Robinho settled the match with two clinical finishes in the second half. The 4-0 rout puts Milan six points clear of second place Napoli and eight ahead of champions Inter. Catch the highlights below. Spurs fans you have been warned. In their own lair, il Diavolo are looking formidable!

AS Roma - Napoli
                   Cavani 49’ (pen.), 83’


Edinson Cavani bagged a brace as Napoli overcame Roma 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico this evening in Serie A. With the double suspension of Philippe Mexes and Nicolas Burdisso, Claudio Ranieri decided on fielding Marco Cassetti as a makeshift centerback. Something the Napoli tridente of Marek Hamsik, Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi certainly looked to exploit. After the break the game took a turn in Napoli's favor as Juan clipped the heels of Hamsik as he charged into the box and the referee awarded the Partenopei a penalty. Cavani then stepped up and put his team one up. Ten minutes from the end, it was ultimately over when Cavani grabbed his second, tapping in from close range following a magnificent Paolo Cannavaro cross from the left wing.As a result Napoli stay second, three points behind Milan, who also won this evening, while Roma stay in seventh, though they could fall further down the table once the full card of fixtures has been played

Tuesday 15 february > English Premier League

Birmingham City 0 - 2 Newcastle
                                     Løvenkrands 2’
                                     Best 50’


Jonas Gutierrez inspired Newcastle to their first win in six matches at the expense of Birmingham at St Andrew's. The Argentine winger set up both goals, with the first coming in the second minute when Peter Lovenkrands stole in at the near post to poke in. Leon Best added a second after the break when he headed in Gutierrez's left-wing cross from close range. Birmingham's Nikola Zigic forced a good low save from Steve Harper who was also alert to Roger Johnson's header. The result moves Newcastle up from 10th to ninth but more importantly for Alan Pardew's men it puts them within striking range of a possible European spot. For Birmingham, the defeat leaves them on the the fringes of the drop-zone and with a Carling Cup final date at the end of the month, they could do with going into that day without having to worry about a relegation dogfight.