Juventus extends lead with defeat of Bologna
Turin, Italy (Sports Network) - Juventus extended its lead atop the Serie A table on Wednesday as Paul Pogba snatched a late winner in a 2-1 defeat of Bologna at Juventus Stadium.
After a scoreless first half, Fabio Quagliarella put the home side in front with a goal in the 54th minute.
Bologna looked to be on its way to a well-earned point when Saphir Sliti Taider leveled the score 19 minutes from time, but Pogba secured the Turin club a fifth straight victory when he notched his second goal of the season in the second minute of stoppage time.
The win lifts Juventus to 28 points on the season to go four points clear at the top of the Serie A table. Napoli came into the midweek round of fixtures in second place but dropped to third after a 1-0 loss to Atalanta.
Juventus also sees its sensational unbeaten streak extend to 49 games. The reigning Italian league champions have not lost in league play since May 15, 2011.
Bologna has lost four successive Serie A contests to remain second from bottom on seven points.
Inter Milan 3, Sampdoria 2
Milan, Italy - Inter Milan climbed to second place in Serie A on Wednesday by defeating Sampdoria 3-2 at the San Siro.
Gianni Munari's opening goal in the 20th minute was canceled out by Diego Milito's penalty seven minutes after halftime.
Inter then took control of the game as Rodrigo Palacio and Fredy Guarin gave the home side a two-goal lead by the 81st minute. Citadin Eder pulled on back for Sampdoria, but it was not enough to deny Inter its eighth win of the season.
Sampdoria has lost five league matches on the bounce to remain stuck on 10 points.
Lazio 1, Torino 1
Rome, Italy - Stefano Mauri salvaged a point for Lazio to help the club earn a 1-1 draw with Torino on Wednesday.
Kamil Glik put Torino in front at the 10-minute mark, but Mauri's goal in the 57th minute ensures that Lazio will maintain its position in fourth place ahead of Fiorentina's tilt with Genoa on Thursday.
Torino is winless in its last four league games and has amassed 10 points through 10 games.
Parma 3, Roma 2
Parma, Italy - Parma secured a third straight Serie A win on Wednesday, defeating Roma 3-2 at the Stadio Ennio Tardini.
Erik Lamela's opener was overturned by Ishak Belfodil and Marco Parolo, who scored three minutes apart before halftime. Cristian Zaccardo exchanged goals with Francesco Totti, and Roma was unable to take advantage of Belfodil's sending off in the 84th minute as the match finished in favor of 10-man Parma.
Parma improves to 15 points on the season, one point better than Roma, which has lost two in row.
Udinese 2, Catania 2
Udine, Italy - Udinese claimed a home point in dramatic fashion as Antonio Di Natale completed his brace in stoppage time in a 2-2 draw with Catania on Wednesday.
Di Natale opened the scoring in the 29th minute, but Catania stormed back with goals from Lucas Nahuel Castro and Francesco Lodi.
The visitors thought they had claimed a vital win until Di Natale struck in the second minute of stoppage time to lift Udinese to 13 points, one point clear of Catania.
Atalanta 1, Napoli 0
Bergamo, Italy - Napoli lost for the second time in three Serie A matches, falling to Atalanta 1-0 at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia on Wednesday.
Carlos Carmona produced the lone goal of the match, scoring in the 19th minute to see Atalanta climb to 12 points with a three-game unbeaten streak.
Napoli drops to third place with 22 points, six points shy of first-place Juventus.
Chievo 2, Pescara 0
Verona, Italy - Chievo made the most of a man-advantage, earning a 2-0 win over Pescara at the Stadio M.A. Bentegodi on Wednesday.
Simone Romagnoli was issued a red card in the 32nd minute, and Chievo took advantage in the second half as Siqueira Luciano converted a penalty in the 75th minute and Adrian Stoian sealed the win a minute later.
Chievo climbs to 10 points on the season while Pescara, winless in its last four games, remains stuck on eight points.
Cagliari 4, Siena 2
Cagliari, Italy - Cagliari earned a fourth straight league win on Wednesday, cruising to a comfortable 4-2 defeat of last-place Siena at the Stadio Sant'Elia.
Nene bagged a brace for Cagliari inside the opening 26 minutes while Marco Sau extended the lead at the 28-minute mark, but Erjon Bogdani pulled one back for Siena.
Neto was sent off for the visitors in the 76th minute. Ribeiro Cardoso Thiago grabbed Cagliari's fourth in the 89th minute, and Emanuele Calaio scored a consolation goal in the third minute of stoppage time.
Cagliari climbs to eighth place with 14 points while Siena stays bottom on three points.