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Serie A

  • 7 January 2013
  • • 01:00
  • • Stadio Ennio Tardini, Parma
  • Referee: D. Doveri
  • • Attendance: 14000

Serie A Round 19 Results: Lazio win again at Cagliari, Fiorentina stunned by Pescara

Serie A Round 19 Results: Lazio win again at Cagliari, Fiorentina stunned by Pescara

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Elsewhere, Genoa recorded a massive victory over relegation rivals Bologna to see them jump out of the bottom three, while Amauri netted the winner against former side Palermo


Despite playing much of the match with 10 men, Catania were unlucky to only draw 0-0 with Torino on Saturday, having missed a penalty.

Elefanti midfielder Francesco Lodi was given his marching orders inside 13 minutes after he slapped Riccardo Meggiorini on the back, but soon after, Giuseppe Vives brought down Mariano Izco to signal a penalty for the Siclians.

However, Gonzalo Bergessio slammed the spot kick against the crossbar, and thus a share of the spoils was the order of the day at the Angelo Massimino.


Lazio extended their unbeaten run to 12 matches on Saturday thanks to a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Cagliari.

Arguably against the run of play, the visitors took the lead on the hour mark at the Olimpico through midfielder Marco Sau, whose stock rose further when he latched onto a square pass, ghosted past two defenders and applied the finish.

Federico Marchetti's goal was surprisingly breached for the first time in almost seven matches, but on 79 minutes, a corner was glanced into a melee of bodies by Giuseppe Biava, allowing Abdoulay Konko to nip in and slide home the equaliser.

And moments later, Miroslav Klose won a penalty for the Biancocelesti after he was adjudged to have been hauled down in the box by Michel Agazzi. Antonio Candreva fired the ball straight down the middle to bag his side all three points.

Sadly, the match ended on a sour note as Cagliari forward Victor Ibarbo was alleged to be the subject of racist chants, and he was substituted towards the end of proceedings.


Chievo ran out slender 1-0 victors over Atalanta at the Bentegodi on Sunday following Isaac Cofie's debut goal for the Flying Donkeys.

The summer arrival from Genoa scored his maiden effort on 37 minutes when he met Cyril Thereau's cross at the far post and smashed home the winner on the volley to move his side two points clear of the Orobici in mid-table.


Fiorentina's invincibility on home soil this season came to a shock end on Sunday, as Pescara defied the odds to register a 2-0 success at the Artemio Franchi.

Mattia Perin performed heroics in Delfini net to deny the hosts from breaking their duck all afternoon, and when Vladimir Weiss' cross was headed in by Jonathas on 57 minutes, Cristiano Bergodi's minnows took control of the contest.

The young goalkeeper continued to stand tall as the Tuscans threw the kitchen sink in their bid to level the scores, but their insistence on committing men forward was brutally exploited on the counterattack by Mervan Celik in injury time.


Genoa climbed out of the relegation places on Sunday after they inflicted a morale-boosting 2-0 defeat on fellow strugglers Bologna.

On 57 minutes, Marco Borriello grabbed the first of his two goals at the Marassi, playing a defence-splitting one-two with strike partner Ciro Immobile before dispatching the finish past Jean-Francois Gillet.

Around 20 minutes later, Borriello took full advantage of a deflection as he latched onto a loose ball and powered a shot home from the edge of the box.


Amauri exerted perfect revenge on former employers Palermo on Sunday, as his goal deep in injury time earned Parma a dramatic 2-1 win.

The Gialloblu took the lead a shade after the hour mark when Fabiano Santacroce's flick-on from a corner was diverted into the path of the on-rushing Ishak Belfodil.

But the Sicilians soon restored parity through substitute Igor Budan, who made an instant impact at Tardini after he evaded his marker to nod in Michel Morganella's cross.

Yet in the third minute of injury time with seconds to go, Francesco Benussi's inability to deal with the Brazilian striker's chest-and-volley meant all three points would remain in Emilia-Romagna.