Gabriele Maltinti

Serie A, Week 24 preview and fixtures: Roma and Milan falter on Sunday

We're nearly two-thirds of the way through the Serie A season, meaning table-watching is now an acceptable activity. Take a look at Round 24's fixtures to find out which sides could really shift the Serie A standings.

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Milito returns to fire Inter out of crisis

Inter Milan registered only their second victory since the turn of the year against Chievo. Diego Milito announced his return from injury with a goal and Dejan Stankovic gave the Inter fans something to cheer with his first appearance of the season.

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Fab-brini saves Palermo at the death

They left it late, but Palermo's first game under Alberto Malesani ended in a 1-1 draw after an equalising goal from Diego Fabbrini, keeping them within four points of safety. Pescara, meanwhile, stay within a point.

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Sampdoria sink Roma with sterling second half

Despite dominating the first half, Roma lost their first match of the post-Zeman era 3-1 to Sampdoria after Pablo Osvaldo's poor penalty miss could have seen them equalise and change the match.

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Toro throw kitchen sink at Udinese in narrow loss

Torino threw the kitchen sink at Udinese in a second half onslaught, though after conceding an early goal they could never draw level, leaving coach Gianpiero Ventura on the verge of explosion on the touchline.

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Super Mario comes to Milan's rescue

A late Mario Balotelli penalty rescued a point for AC Milan, as they drew 1-1 with ten man Cagliari.

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A big bore in Bergamo

Neither Atalanta or Catania did much of anything in the match in Bergamo on Sunday. The consequence? Each side slipped a place in the table.

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Goalless draw in Parma; go back to bed

Parma's run without a win has extended to five games with a disappointing goalless draw with relegation strugglers Genoa, in Serie A's early kick off.

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Flying Donkeys look to further Inter's woes

Inter Milan are the latest side to be labelled a 'crisis club' following a defeat to lowly Siena last week, whilst Chievo made league leaders Juventus work hard for a victory.

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Udinese vs Torino; the zebra or the bull?

Promoted via the playoffs last season, Torino have adapted to life in Serie A well, and they are unbeaten in their last seven. They travel west to play Udinese in this one.

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Pressure's low in Bergamo

Let's face it: there's nothing about a match between Atalanta and Catania that will make your blood pressure rise. So sit back, relax, and hope for some decent football.

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Honours even in Rome

Lazio and Napoli played out an entertaining 1-1 draw at the Stadio Olimpico, with both sides hitting the woodwork and missing a string of chances.

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Palermo hoping for Malesani boost against Pescara

With his team underperforming, Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini acted in a time-honoured fashion and sacked coach Gasperini. His successor's opener just so happens to be a crucial relegation six-pointer against Pescara.

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Fiorentina hand Juventus a win

Mirko Vucinic and Alessandro Matri scored in the first half for Juventus, leaving Fiorentina to chase the match throughout the second half. Problem is, the visitors seemed disinclined to do much of anything.

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Roma look for positive start to life post-Zeman

Sampdoria host a Roma side looking to kick-start life after Zdenek Zeman, after the Czech manager was relieved of his post following the Giallorossi's 4-2 home defeat to Cagliari last Friday.

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Juve and Fiorentina seek to leave January behind

Both Fiorentina and Juventus struggled through January, and although both sides won last weekend, it was the Viola that looked more convincing. Will the Old Lady manage to extend their lead at the top of the table?

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Genoa look to maintain momentum in trip to Parma

The griffins may be the wrong kind of bird, but they're looking to fly from the ashes and build on their victory over Lazio last weekend. The relegation strugglers head to off-form Parma for this one.

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Fingers crossed for a thriller at the Olimpico

Six points separate Napoli, in second, with Lazio, in third. Will either side manage to capture all three points?

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