Serie A Round 37 Results: Catania draw ends Roma hopes of finishing third, Lazio back in reckoning with win over Atalanta

Parma marched into a Europa League spot after recording a two-goal victory over Siena, while Chievo and Palermo play out an eight-goal thriller in Verona
Lecce 0-1 Fiorentina

Lecce's brief time in Serie A looks to have come to a premature end after they fell to a 1-0 reverse at the hands of Fiorentina in Saturday's crucial relegation six-pointer.

Following Delio Rossi's dismissal for assaulting forward Adem Ljajic during the match against Novara on Wednesday, the Viola went into the fixture against the Salentini knowing only a point would confirm their survival.

And inside 35 minutes, they found the all-important goal when Ruben Olivera, facing his former club, laid the ball on a plate for Alessio Cerci to fire home with his left foot, leaving Massimiliano Benassi helpless in the Lecce net.

The hosts tried to throw the kitchen sink at Fiorentina in the second half, but their efforts proved futile as the Tuscans move onto 45 points, nine clear of Lecce, who stay 18th, three behind Genoa with one game remaining.
Roma 2-2 Catania

Roma's winless run was extended to five games on Saturday after Francesco Totti's double was not enough to salvage all three points in a 2-2 draw with Catania.

However, more significantly for the Giallorossi, the result puts them out of contention in the race for a Champions League qualifying spot, and potentially the Europa League if Parma win on the last day of the season.

Meanwhile, the Sicilians have suffered a similar fate, as they have seen the wheels come off their campaign following a run of just one win in nine, and Totti's powerful strike on the edge of the box only added to their misery.

But two minutes shy of the hour mark, Gabriel Heinze brought down Pablo Barrientos in the box. Set-piece specialist Francesco Lodi made no mistake from the penalty spot to restore parity at the Olimpico.

Catania's increasing momentum then saw them take the lead with 23 minutes remaining as Giovanni Marchese netted from a free kick to seemingly put the game out of Roma's reach.

But while Totti is on the pitch, you can never rule out the Giallorossi. A wonderful interchange between Marquinho and Miralem Pjanic allowed 'Er Pupone' to earn a point for his side late on.

However, Roma now drop to eighth in the table, while Parma leapfrog their opponents into seventh.
Siena 0-2 Parma

A pair of second-half strikes put Siena to the sword as Parma ran away 2-0 winners at the Artemio Franchi on Sunday to bolster their hopes of Europa League football next season.

Sebastian Giovinco has been the Gialloblu's best player this campaign, and he again proved just how pivotal he is to Roberto Donadoni's side after slamming home a spectacular 25-yard volley out of nothing on 67 minutes.

The goal even drew applause from Siena fans, but the same could not be said for Sergio Floccari's injury-time finish, as the former Lazio striker pounced on a mistake by Matteo Contini, before rounding goalkeeper Gianluca Pegolo.

Parma have now set a club record of six straight Serie A victories and climb to seventh in the table. Siena, meanwhile, fall to 14th but are safe from relegation.
Novara 3-0 Cesena

In the battle of the already-relegated sides on Sunday, Novara registered a comfortable 3-0 success over basement boys Cesena at the Silvio Piola.

The Biancazzurri started positively as within 29 minutes of play, Jeda won his side a penalty, which Marco Rigoni promptly dispatched past Francesco Antonioli for his ninth goal of the season.

Rigoni then reached double figures for the campaign as Jeda again played a vital role in winning another penalty for Novara, allowing the former Juventus youth product to double their lead from the spot.

And the hat-trick was sealed with five minutes left, as Rigoni powered the ball home following good work from Michel Morganella down the right-hand side.

The hosts now find themselves on 29 points, while the Seahorses remain stuck on 22 points with one match left.
Palermo 4-4 Chievo

Palermo salvaged a point at the death in a captivating 4-4 draw with Chievo at the Renzo Barbera on Sunday.

The hosts took the lead just 10 minutes in from the penalty spot through Fabrizio Miccoli, and a little later, Miccoli again profited from good work by Giulio Migliaccio by striking the ball past Stefano Sorrentino.

The momentum appeared to be with the Rosanero, but little did they know that Chievo would come storming back. Eros Pisano's handball allowed Sergio Pellissier to end his goal drought and pull one back for the Flying Donkeys on 27 minutes.

Fernando Uribe netted the equaliser only three minutes later, and incredibly straight from kick-off for the second half, Luciano skipped past Matias Silvestre and rifled the ball home to put the visitors in the driving seat.

There was still time for a further two goals, as Pellissier made it 4-2 from Rinaldo Cruzado's lay-off, but Miccoli grabbed his hat-trick with 15 minutes remaining to set up an exciting finish.

And with only one minute of normal time left, Matias Silvestre turned villain to hero after scoring from a corner to earn his side a point and bring an end to proceedings.

Chievo missed the chance to leapfrog Atalanta into 11th, while Palermo have now won just once in their past 12 games and are 15th, although they are safe from the drop.
Bologna 2-0 Napoli

Udinese 2-0 Genoa

Atalanta 0-2 Lazio

Lazio produced a resilient performance in Bergamo to cast aside Atalanta in a 2-0 victory on Sunday to give themselves a fighting chance of achieving a Champions League qualifying place with only one matchday left.

The winning goal came on 35 minutes as neat play from Abdoulay Konko and Stefano Mauri paved the way for Libor Kozak to put the ball beyond Andrea Consigli, albeit aided by a deflection from Thomas Manfredini.

Little action then ensued until the 81st minute, when Atalanta went a man down following Guglielmo Stendardo's straight red card for excessively protesting towards the referee for a decision against his team.

The win was soon in the bag for Lazio thanks to Lorik Cana, who smashed the ball home from distance to put the Biancocelesti firmly back in the reckoning for a third-place finish, as they sit only two points behind Udinese.
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