Serie A Week 30: Juve break Parma's resistance; Milan pick up crucial victory

Gabriele Maltinti

Juventus ended Parma's 17 game unbeaten record to continue their dominance atop the Serie A summit. Elsewhere, AC Milan won at Fiorentina, while Napoli pushed Catania closer to Serie B.

AS Roma 2-1 Torino

Stadio Olimpico, Rome (Played Tuesday)

The Giallorossi secured a third consecutive victory, but remain 14 points behind runaway league leaders Juventus. Mattia Destro put the home side ahead with his third goal in as many games, before Ciro Immobile drew the two sides level with his fourth goal in two games. Alessandro Florenzi popped up with a last gasp winner to consolidate second place for Rudi Garcia's side. Even with a game in hand, Roma look unlikely to usurp Juve at the top.

Atalanta 2-0 Livorno

Atleti Azzurri d'Italia, Bergamo

Atalanta continue to quietly go about their business. Their 2-0 victory over struggling Livorno was the Orobici's fifth consecutive win. Giuseppe De Luca and German Denis netted in either half to lift Stefano Colantuono's side into 7th place. Livorno occupy the final relegation place and are two points from safety.

Cagliari 1-0 Hellas Verona

Stadio Sant'Elia, Cagliari

Hellas drew a blank for the fifth straight game and also lost a fourth game in succession. Andrea Mandorlini's side have come back down to Earth with a bump after enjoying a stellar first half of the season. They just about remain in the top ten. Nene's crucial first half goal for the hosts staves off the threat of relegation for at least a few more weeks. The Sardinians move eight points clear of the drop zone.

Catania 2-4 Napoli

Stadio Angelo Massimino, Catania

Only a miracle can save Catania now. The Serie A basement boys gave up four first half goals to a much changed Napoli side. Duvan Zapata made the most of a rare start up front by bagging a brace and his first Serie A goals. Jose Callejon and Henrique took advantage of some nightmare goalkeeping by Mariano Andujar to put the Partenopei in cruise control. Catania salvaged some pride in the second half. Fabian Monzon and Norbert Gyomber reduced the arrears, but Serie B surely beckons now for the hapless Elefantini.

Chievo Verona 3-0 Bologna

The Bentegodi, Verona

Chievo leapfrogged Bologna in the standings, moving a point above their beaten visitors thanks to victory in this relegation six-pointer. Alberto Paloschi scored a penalty and a tap-in, then Luca Rigoni added a late third to halt a run of two consecutive defeats for the Flying Donkeys. Both teams are still looking over their shoulders and are far from clear of trouble just yet.

Fiorentina 0-2 AC Milan

Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence

Clarence Seedorf earned a stay of execution.....for now. Philippe Mexes tapped in the opening goal after Neto parried a Mario Balotelli free-kick into the Frenchman's path. Super Mario added a second from a set piece to ease the mounting pressure on Seedorf in the Milan dugout. Fiorentina's win at Napoli on Sunday looks to be in vain. Vincenzo Montella will have to be content with another season in the Europa League.

Genoa 2-0 Lazio

The Marassi, Genoa

Genoa continue to be Lazio's bogey side. The Grifone notched their sixth consecutive victory over the Biancocelesti thanks to second half goals from Alberto Gilardino and Giannis Fetfatzidis. Lazio's Cristian Ledesma was dismissed in stoppage time for dissent and it will take a big effort for Edy Reja's side to get back into contention for the Europa League. Genoa sit comfortably in mid-table.

Juventus 2-1 Parma

Juventus Stadium, Turin

Parma's glorious 17 game unbeaten record ended at the hands of the same team they last tasted defeat to. Antonio Mirante gifted Carlos Tevez with two goals in the first 30 minutes. After allowing the Argentine's first effort to creep past him at the near post, Mirante parried Arturo Vidal's shot into the forward's path. Tevez made no mistake in placing the rebound under Alessandro Lucarelli's legs. Ex-Juve man Cristian Molinaro gave Parma a way back into the game, but another former Bianconeri player, Amauri dashed those hopes when he was dismissed for a high elbow on Giorgio Chiellini. Juve remain on course to pick up 100 points.

Sassuolo 1-2 Sampdoria

Città del Tricolore, Reggio Emilia

Sinisa Mihajlovic's expletive filled rant after the Atalanta loss ten days ago seems to have done the trick. His Sampdoria side have picked up six points out of six in the two games that have followed. The Blucerchiati avenged a 4-3 defeat against the Serie B champions earlier in the season. Sassuolo remain three points from safety in 19th place. Gianluca Sansone scored the quickest goal of the night when he put Samp ahead inside the first minute. Alessandro Longhi tapped in an equaliser, before Stefano Okaka sprung the offside trap in the second half and lifted the ball over Gianluca Pegolo. Samp's Vasco Regini was dismissed late on for a second booking.

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