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Bari 4-2 Palermo
Palermo’s seven-match unbeaten run in Serie A came to an abrupt end at the San Nicola. The Rosanero won here last in November 2002 when both sides played in Serie B. Giampiero Ventura’s side ended their four-game winless streak. Javier Pastore scored his first Serie A goal for the Sicilians. It was the Biancorossi’s eighth win of the season at home, while Palermo picked up their sixth defeat on the road.
Napoli 0-0 Genoa
This was the first stalemate between these two teams since January 2004 when the game ended goalless at theSan Paolo in Serie B. Since then, Genoa have won five of the last 10 games on a home and away basis. The most recent was a 4-1 win at the Marassi in September. In 11 games at the San Paolo, five have ended in draws, with both teams winning three.
Massimiliano Allegri may have won the ‘Panchina D’Oro’ coach of the year award, but he was unable to steer his side to victory against the Viola. Cagliari picked up their second consecutive draw after last week’s 1-1 with Siena. Davide Astori scored his first goal in Serie A. The last time this fixture had ended in a draw was in 2006. Since then, the Viola have won five, with the Isolani winning twice.
Catania 1-1 UdineseCatania have won twice, drawn twice and lost once in their last five games – a record they share with Udinese. This was the second draw in 11 games between them since 2006. Antonio Floro Flores scored his sixth of the campaign while Etnei midfielder Marco Biagianti grabbed his second in 21 games.
Chievo 1-1 BolognaMarco Di Vaio gave Bologna a dream start after 11 minutes, scoring his eight of the season and his 109th in Serie A, but it was cancelled out by Sergio Pellissier in the second half. Chievo have now drawn twice on the bounce with just one win and two losses in their last five games. Bologna have never won at the Bentegodi in any of their eight tries, losing three and drawing five.
Milan 1-1 LivornoMilan dropped more points against Livorno. Massimo Ambrosini scored his 28th career goal in the top flight for the Rossoneri. Livorno move away from the relegation zone after having lost their last two games prior to this one. The Amaranto have always proved tricky for Milan, who have only beaten them four times in their last 10 games.
Roma 2-1 Siena
Claudio Ranieri’s Roma have extended their unbeaten run in the league to 12 games. Their last loss was against Udinese in October. They have won four of their last five games, during which time they have scored eight goals. Stefano Okaka, who joined Fulham on Monday, scored the winner and his first Serie A goal for the club to mark his loan exit. Siena have now lost five of their last six games.
Sampdoria 2-0 Atalanta
Luigi Del Neri’s Doria won their second in a row to inflict Atalanta’s third loss in five games.Giampaolo Pazzini scored his 11th in 22 games for the club this term. It was Atalanta’s 13th defeat and their eighth on the road, as they continue to struggle in the relegation zone. However, if the league was decided on form alone then Atalanta would be in the safety zone in 16th place having won once, drawn twice and lost three in their last six games.
Juventus 1-1 Lazio
Unlike Atalanta, Juventus would be in the relegation zone in terms of form. They have lost four, won once and drawn one in their last six games, scoring a miserable five and conceding 11. This is the first draw in Turin since April 2006 when the game ended with the same scoreline. Alessandro Del Piero scored his fourth of the season. He is now on 170 goals in Serie A and 266 career goals. This was Lazio’s 10th draw of the season. They have actually lost less, with 7 defeats to their name.
The game between Parma and Inter was postponed because of snow, and will be played on Wednesday, February 10.