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Serie A Round 38 Results: Napoli concede defeat in race for third place, Genoa pip Lecce to survival

An eventful last day of the season in Italy saw the Partenopei fail to repeat last term's exploits despite beating Siena, while Parma ended the year strongly

Juventus 3-1 Atalanta



AC Milan 2-1 Novara



Cesena 2-3 Roma

Luis Enrique marked his last game in charge of Roma in style after the outgoing coach led his side to a 3-2 victory over relegated Cesena on Sunday.

However, it was the home team who started more positively as Mario Santana paved the way for Simone Del Nero to fire home past Bogdan Lobont.

Soon later, Roma restored parity on 27 minutes when Erik Lamela's cross found the head of Bojan, as the Barcelona youth product's powerful header found the inside of the net.

The Giallorossi then took the upper hand at the Dino Manuzzi as Lamela turned provider into goalscorer five minutes later, this time latching onto Francesco Totti's pass before driving the ball into the right corner.

Roma soon made it 3-1 thanks to Daniele De Rossi. Marquinho's pinpoint assist for the Italian's headed goal will only strengthen his claims for a permanent transfer to the Olimpico.

Despite Santana's late strike, Cesena drop out of Serie A with a whimper, while Roma finish in their lowest position for seven years.
Parma 1-0 Bologna

Parma recorded their highest position since 2004 after recording a club-record seventh straight win on Sunday in a 1-0 success over Bologna.

Roberto Donadoni's side were in control of the encounter for most part and found a deserved winner on 37 minutes as Sebastian Giovinco's 13th assist of the season found the head of Jonathan Biabiany to secure victory with almost an hour left.

The Gialloblu proceeded to squander many more opportunities to extend their lead in the match, but they nevertheless end the campaign in seventh place. For Bologna, they too have enjoyed their most successful season since 2002, finishing in ninth.
Catania 0-2 Udinese


Chievo 1-0 Lecce

Lecce were relegated to Serie B on Sunday after they fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Chievo, ending the Flying Donkeys' run of six games without a win in the process.

A late charge from the southern Italians looked to be on the cards as they threatened to climb out of the relegation places, but a run of four losses in their past six effectively ended their survival hopes.

Their unfortunate evening began straight after the interval as Moris Carrozzieri was sent off for improper conduct.

Chievo then grabbed the only goal of the game via Kamil Vacek, who collected Alberto Paloschi's lay-off and stroked the ball beyond Massimiliano Benassi.

The defeat puts Lecce back into the second tier after a two-season spell in the top flight, but Chievo comfortably finish 10th in the Serie A standings.
Fiorentina 0-0 Cagliari

Fiorentina and Cagliari played out a stalemate at the Artemio Franchi as both teams failed to find the net on Sunday.

Survival had already been accomplished for both sides, but the result now means the Viola are without a win at home in six matches.

However, it was Cagliari who deserved to pick up all three points if not for the goalkeeping heroics of Neto. The best chance of the contest fell to Radja Nainggolan in the latter stages, but the Brazilian pulled off a miraculous save at the death.

The result means Fiorentina will finish 13th and Cagliari 15th in Serie A this season, their lowest finishes for quite some time in the Italian top tier.

Genoa 2-0 Palermo

Genoa successfully managed to stay up on Sunday as they cruised to a 2-0 win over Palermo, in a result which is sure to delight the Grifoni faithful.

Only a few weeks ago saw a fourth managerial appointment of the season take place, while angry fans took to the Marassi pitch to voice their fury at the team's display against Siena, but they can now look ahead to the new season under Luigi De Canio.

Six minutes after half time, Marco Rossi slipped through Alberto Gilardino for the Italy striker's fourth goal in a Rossoblu jersey.

And redemption was completed with a quarter of the match left on the clock as great vision from Gilardino saw him find Giuseppe Sculli to round off the victory and secure 17th place in Serie A.

Palermo, meanwhile, end the season in 16th, with coach Bortolo Mutti having more than likely presided over his last game for the Rosanero.
Lazio 3-1 Inter



Napoli 2-1 Siena

Napoli held onto a 2-1 win over Siena at the San Paolo on Sunday, but despite the result they will not participate in the Champions League next season.

Andrea Dossena put the Partenopei ahead with a strike after just three minutes following good work from Goran Pandev and Marek Hamsik, but Mattia Destro capped a memorable day with his 12th goal of the season.

The young forward was confirmed to feature in Cesare Prandelli's provisional 32-man Italy squad for Euro 2012, and managed to profit fully from Morgan De Sanctis' questionable decision to come out of his goal.

Walter Mazzarri's men regained their lead on 34 minutes from a classic counterattack initiated by Hugo Campagnaro, which ended with Dossena bagging his second.

However, Udinese's victory over Catania and Lazio's convincing win against Inter means Napoli must settle with fifth place. Siena, meanwhile, end the campaign in 14th spot.

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