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.

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