Serie A Round 31 Results: Roma stunned as four-goal Lecce run riot, Chievo cast aside Catania to end Sicilians' unbeaten run

In one of the most prolific matchdays of the season, with 32 goals being scored in the afternoon kick-offs, Novara nick a late point against Genoa while Siena break Atalanta hearts
Cesena 0-0 Bologna

Bologna will be kicking themselves after failing to make their dominance count against Cesena on Saturday, as a goalless draw was played out at the Dino Manuzzi.

The game will not live long in the memory, but nevertheless the Rossoblu had a succession of chances to make the Seahorses pay for their lack of adventure, although their stubbornness at the back proved effective.

Alessandro Diamanti and Marco Di Vaio fired shot-after-shot at Francesco Antonioli, but the former Roma goalkeeper was in fine form to deny the striking duo, while Panagiotis Kone and Nico Pulzetti suffered a similar fate.

Dominique Malonga came on in the final stages for Cesena and almost forced through an undeserved winner, but the draw means Bologna find themselves in 14. Time is running out for the hosts, who are 15 points adrift with seven matches to go.
Chievo 3-2 Catania

Chievo survived a late scare to hang onto a hard-fought 3-2 victory against Catania at the Bentegodi on Saturday, ending the visitors' unbeaten run of seven matches.

The hosts took the lead inside just seven minutes - Alberto Paloschi's lay-off was coolly tucked away on the edge of the box by Michael Bradley.

They doubled their advantage 13 minutes later as Nicolas Spolli turned from last week's hero into villain for Catania. The defender was sent off after bringing down last man Pellissier, allowing the captain to step up and stroke the penalty home.

However, Chievo carelessly let the Sicilians back in with a shout on the half-hour mark. A speculative shot from Francesco Lodi was diverted past goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino by Marco Andreolli.

But it appeared the Flying Donkeys finally put the game beyond Catania five minutes after the interval. Pellissier again was involved, launching a counterattack for strike partner Alberto Paloschi to finish off and make it 3-1.

Vincenzo Montella's men were not prepared to back down, and on 80 minutes, Sergio Almiron connected with Davide Lanzafame's cross to make for an exciting end to the match.

Chievo managed to hold onto the three points, and they are now just one point behind eighth-placed Catania in ninth.
AC Milan 1-2 Fiorentina

Novara 1-1 Genoa

Novara rescued a point midway through the second half against Genoa on Saturday following a 1-1 draw at the Silvio Piola.

The visitors started the strongest and, just seven minutes into proceedings, Emiliano Moretti's cross met Rodrigo Palacio, who in-turn assisted Marco Rossi with the first goal of the game.

However, Novara slowly crept back into the fixture and on 68 minutes, Gemiti ball into the box was cast away by Sebastien Frey, but Giuseppe Mascara slammed home the rebound from distance to earn his side an important point.

Their efforts were tarnished somewhat as Andrea Caracciolo was foolishly shown a straight red for an hard tackle from behind in injury time.

Novara remain 19th, on 25 points, but are still 10 points behind 17th-placed Genoa in the Serie A standings.
Cagliari 2-2 Inter

Udinese 3-1 Parma

Lecce 4-2 Roma

A late Roma push was not enough to put a dampener on Lecce's wonderful afternoon as the relegation strugglers bagged an excellent 4-2 win at the Via del Mare on Saturday.

The hosts' supremacy was admittedly aided by a dire defensive showing from Luis Enrique's side, but the Salentini were particularly impressive with all of their goals showcasing their finishing ability.

Lecce started the rout on 22 minutes as Guillermo Giacomazzi launched a quick attack for Luis Muriel to latch onto and poke home with Maarten Stekelenburg helpless for 1-0.

One minute before the half-time whistle, Roma failed to deal with a Lecce corner, giving David Di Michele the opportunity to eventually strike the ball into the back of the net.

Straight after the break, Muriel was at it again, this time capitalising on a Daniele De Rossi foul and curling a fine free kick into the top right corner for a seemingly unassailable three-goal lead.

It got even worse for the capital club as Heinze brought down Muriel in the box. Di Michele drove the penalty past the Dutch goalkeeper to complete his double for 4-0.

And despite Bojan's second goal in two matches along with an Erik Lamela's free kick at the death, Lecce held on to a priceless victory, as they now move four points of Genoa in 18th place.

Roma, however, stay sixth and drop vital points in the Champions League race.
Atalanta 1-2 Siena

Siena grabbed a crucial win deep in injury time to condemn Atalanta to a late 2-1 defeat at the Azzurri d'Italia on Saturday, which puts the Bianconeri eight points clear of the relegation places.

However, they had to come from behind, as Ezequiel Schelotto put the Orobici in the driving seat on 9 minutes, meeting a fine assist from Federico Peluso.

But just four minutes later, Marcelo Larrondo won and scored a penalty to restore parity in the encounter.

Redemption was then completed in the first minute of injury time. Mattia Destro was on hand to skip past Guglielmo Stendardo and poke the ball past Andrea Consigli, handing a vital win for the Tuscans.

Coach Giuseppe Sannino was sent to the stands after excessively celebrating the striker's goal in the direction of his opponents dugout, but it did not affect the scoreline as Siena now climb to 11th, while Atalanta stay 13th.
Palermo - Juventus

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