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Serie A Round 32 Results: Napoli crushed by Atalanta as Roma bounce back in emphatic fashion against Udinese

With only six weeks left on the peninsula, Catania suffer a second consecutive defeat to Lecce while Parma pick up a comprehensive win against relegation favourites Novara

Chievo 0-1 AC Milan



Napoli 1-3 Atalanta


Napoli's Champions League hopes took yet another blow on Wednesday after they crashed out to Atalanta in a shock 3-1 defeat at the San Paolo.

Nonethelesss, it was the visitors who took the lead inside just 10 minutes. Maxi Moralez found Giacomo Bonaventura with a delightful diagonal pass, which the winger finished to put the Orobici in the driving seat.

Three minutes later, Napoli hit back on the break. Ezequiel Lavezzi picked out Goran Pandev, who saw his strike parried away by Andrea Consigli, but the Argentine was on hand to net the rebound and the equaliser.


But Atalanta regained their advantage on the shade of the hour mark, capitalising on some poor Napoli defending. Ezequiel Schelotto put Giampaolo Bellini through, and the experienced left-back made it 2-1.

Napoli's bad night was confirmed with 20 minutes to go. Carlos Carmona took full advantage of a Bellini cross from the left, beating opposition goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis to the ball.

Goran Pandev was also sent off on 70 minutes to compound the Partenopei's misery, as they drop to sixth in the Serie A table, two points behind Roma. Atalanta, however, climb to 10th.
Genoa 1-1 Cesena

Cesena came from behind to record a 1-1 draw with Genoa at the Marassi on Wednesday, keeping Alberto Malesani's record during his return to Emilia-Romagna intact.

The opening goal arrived with four minutes of the first half left, as good work from Giuseppe Sculli found captain Marco Rossi, who successfully put the ball beyond Francesco Antonioli.

However, the Seahorses equalised thanks to the talents of Adrian Mutu on 75 minutes to delay the confirmation of their expected relegation, finishing past a helpless Sebastian Frey.

Cesena remain rooted to the bottom of the standings, 15 points adrift from salvation, while Genoa find themselves in 17th place.
Juventus 2-1 Lazio



Catania 1-2 Lecce


Catania suffered a second straight defeat at the heads of struggling Lecce, as the Giallorossi registered a vital 2-1 victory to keep their survival hopes alive.

The first goal of the game did not come until 52 minutes in at the Angelo Massimino, as a powerful snapshot from Pablo Barrientos rattled the crossbar, but Gonzalo Bergessio was alert and headed the rebound home.


However, at the death, Daniele Corvia netted a vital equaliser, before Catania goalkeeper Juan Pablo Carrizo was sent off with barely minutes left for protesting at a decision made by the referee.

The decision allowed David Di Michele to nip in and score a late equaliser for Lecce, who now move within two points of Genoa in 17th place, while Catania see their recent good form come to an end and move to eighth.
Parma 2-0 Novara

Parma's recent troubles came to an abrupt end on Wednesday after defeating relegation favourites Novara 2-1 at the Ennio Tardini.

It took 27 minutes for the Gialloblu to get into their groove, and unsurprisingly it was talisman Sebastian Giovinco who put his name on the scoresheet first, via a pass from team-mate Jonathan.

Jonathan capped off a fine display with a goal, initiated by McDonald Mariga, who fed the ball to Giovinco and in turn allowed the Inter loanee to make it 2-0 and secure all three points for Parma.

Roberto Donadoni's men climb to 13th in Seire A while Novara remain in 19th place, nine points behind safety in the table.
Inter 2-1 Siena



Roma 3-1 Udinese

Roma staged an impressive comeback to down Udinese 3-1 at the Olimpico and reignite Luis Enrique's side's chances of achieving Champions League football next season.

Pablo Osvaldo put the Lupi ahead on eight minutes, capitalising on a rebound from Samir Handanovic, as the Slovenian goalkeeper presented the former Espanyol striker with the ball.

However, two minutes before the interval Antonio Di Natale threaded through Gelson Fernandes to restore parity for Francesco Guidolin's men.

The Giallorossi, however, eventually took their advantage back through captain Francesco Totti, before Marquinho scored his second goal in two games to seal the win for his team.

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