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Serie A

  • April 28, 2013
  • • 16:00
  • • Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Verona
  • Referee: D. Doveri
  • • Attendance: 10000

Serie A Round 34 Results: Roma, Fiorentina & Napoli all run riot

Serie A Round 34 Results: Roma, Fiorentina & Napoli all run riot

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Elsewhere in Italy, Udinese made it four wins on the trot away to Cagliari while Lazio's disastrous European hangover showed no signs of abating against Parma


With both sides' Serie A fate seemingly assured for at least another season, Atalanta and Bologna played out a 1-1 draw at the Azzurri d'Italia on Saturday.

The deadlock remained intact until 67 minutes on the clock when Luigi Giorgi's cross was flapped by Jean-Francois Gillet, leaving Gyorgy Garics with the simple task of picking up the pieces.

But just shy of 10 minutes later, Alberto Gilardino rescued a point for the Rossoblu as the former AC Milan striker flicked Alessandro Diamanti's raking pass goal-bound.


Udinese moved into sixth place and with Europa League qualification firmly in their sights after they nicked a slender 1-0 victory over Cagliari.

The winning goal came on 56 minutes via Roberto Pereyra who threatened all afternoon before finding the back of net thanks to a low, curling effort that nestled into the bottom right corner.

However, tempers flared at the end of the match following Mauiricio Pinilla's elbow into the back of Giampiero Pinzi which resulted in the Chilean forward being given his marching orders.


Napoli blitzed past relegation-fodder Pescara 3-0 at the Adriatico on Saturday to delay Juventus' expected title celebrations for another week.

They opened the scoring immediately after the restart through Gokhan Inler's strike from distance which took a heavy deflection off Marco Capuano and wrong-footed Ivan Pelizzoli.

The Partenopei then grabbed a second 12 minutes later when Christian Maggio's cut-back found Goran Pandev in the box, and the Macedonian turned his marker before firing home.

There was still plenty of time for a third goal, and it came in some style too, as Blerim Dzemail sent a piledriver into the roof of substitute goalkeeper Mattia Perin's net.

It was a game of two halves at the Tardini as neither Parma nor Lazio could make the breakthrough in a 0-0 draw on Sunday.

The Gialloblu - on the back of successive defeats - were afforded the best chance of the first half were it not for Federico Marchetti's heroics in the visitors' goal to parry away an Amauri header early on.

But after the break, Stefan Radu and Sergio Floccari saw equally-passable opportunites go to waste, while Libor Kozak and Gabriel Paletta were denied two disallowed goals in the latter stages.

And at the death, Lazio - who are now winless in six matches - went down to 10 men as Giuseppe Biava was sent off for a second bookable offence.


Knowing that only a win would do following Palermo's victory over Inter, Genoa left it late to record a vital 1-0 success at Chievo's expense on Sunday.

The clincher came with 15 minutes of normal time remaining as Marco Borriello shook off the aerial threat of Boukary Diame from a corner before sending a header past Christian Puggioni for his ninth Serie A goal of the season.

The Grifone stay level on points with Palermo in 18th spot but remain in the relegation places with four matches left.


Roma bounced back from their surprise home disappointment against Pescara in storming style after they demolished Siena 4-0 at the Olimpico.

On 14 minutes, Pablo Osvaldo silenced his critics with a stunning finish to leave Gianluca Pegolo helpless in the Tuscans' net, and Erik Lamela doubled the hosts' lead three minutes later courtesy of Francesco Totti's lay-off.

The Giallorossi then added a third on the stroke of half-time through Osvaldo after the attacker latched onto Alessandro Florenzi's pass in the box, and he completed his hat-trick midway through the second period from a rebound.

Roma's win sees them move within six points of Fiorentina who occupy the last remaining Champions League play-off spot.


Fiorentina consolidated third place in Serie A and secured a third straight victory thanks to a convincing 3-0 away success at Sampdoria on Sunday.

With nine first-half minutes remaining, Juan Cuadrado's wonderful season took another turn for the better as he unleashed a spectacular strike from 30 yards out to leave Sergio Romero quaking in his boots.

Not long later, Adem Ljajic scored an impressive solo effort of his own, and the Serbian forward chipped through an inch-perfect ball for Alberto Aquilani to round off another morale-boosting triumph.

Sampdoria's misery was compounded further on 81 minutes when Daniele Gastaldello was shown a straight red card for recklessly lunging into the back of Ljajic.