Serie A Football was spread over three days this weekend with games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Only Fiorentina out of the top six failed to win. Juventus beat Torino in the Turin Derby, Napoli hit five past Pescara, Inter edged out Palermo, Lazio did the same with Parma and Roma had Mattia Destro to thank for a win over old side Siena. Fiorentina drew with Sampdoria.
Friday 30th November
The only game on Friday night was AC Milan trip to Catania, this time it was successful as the Milanese base picked up the three points with a 3-1 away win. Nicola Legrottaglie opened the scoring for Catania. But AC Milan hit back with three seconds half goals from Kevin Prince Boateng and two from Stephan El Shaarawy.
Saturday 1st December
Juventus hosted Torino in the Turin derby and got back to winning ways with a comfortable 3-0 home win. Torino had to play the majority of the game with ten men as Kamil Glick was sent off. Andrea Pirlo also missed a penalty. Goals for Juventus came from Sebastian Giovinco and two from Claudio Marchisio.
Sunday 2nd December
Napoli hit five past Pescara in the early kick off game in Naples. Gokhan Inler and Marek Hamsik gave Napoli a 2-0 goal lead but Birkir Bjarnason gave Pescara hope. But then Pescara were reduced to ten men when Antonio Bocchetti was sent off. Then Napoli turned on the style with goals from Edinson Cavani X2 and another one from Gokhan Inler.
Roma came from 1-0 down to defeat Siena, Siena took the lead thanks to a Luis Neto header. But three quick goals in the second half from Mattia Destro and Simone Perrotta gave Roma their third win on the bounce.
Inter managed to edge out Palermo at the San Siro, the only goal of the game came seventeen minutes from time when Andrea Ranocchia cross was diverted into his own net by Santiago Garcia.
Lazio beat Parma in the capital to make it two home wins in five days, Two goals in the first half from Giuseppe Biava and Miroslav Klose gave Lazio the 2-0 lead. But Parma made it interesting in the second half when Ishak Belfodil scored after his penalty kick was saved.
Bologna defeat Atalanta at home 2-1, Bologna took the lead inside fifteen minutes with a brilliant free kick from Alessandro Diamanti. Atalanta equalised four minutes into the second half and it was German Denis who got the goal. The winner came twenty minutes from time with a smart over head kick from Manolo Gabbadini.
It has gotten worse for Genoa and Gigi Del Neri as Chievo won away at Genoa 4-2. Chievo striker Alberto Paloschi scored a first half hat trick, Genoa substitute Ahmed Said did pull one back. Bosco Jankovic pulled one back for Genoa to make it 3-2 to Chievo. Then Chievo were reduced to ten men when Marco Andreolli was sent off. But in the dying minutes Adrian Stoian made it 4-2 to Chievo.
Udinese hit four past Cagliari in Udine. Udinese raced into a two goal lead at half time thanks to goals from Roberto Pereyra and Gabriele Angella. There were two more goals in the second half for Udinese from Danilo and Giovanni Pasquale. Cagliari did pull one back from Daniele Dessena.
The final game was a four goal belter between Fiorentina and Sampdoria in the Florence rain, the game ended 2-2. Stefan Savic opened the scoring with a powerful header in the first half, but Sampdoria hit back in the second half thanks to Nenad Krsticic and a Gonzalo Rodriguez own goal. But Stefan Savic had other ideas with another header from a Manuel Pasqual free kick. Sampdoria then were reduced to ten men when Shkodran Mustafi was sent off.