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Serie A Roundup – Week 34

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4 matches remain in the 2008-09 Serie A season and after week 34 the only thing that was settled was the participants dueling for the last Champions League spot. Fiorentina kept 4th place with a 1-0 home win over relegation threatened Torino. Peruvian midfielder Juan Vargas scored to keep i Viola 1 point ahead of Genoa for the last Champions League spot.

Genoa got a hat trick from their superstar goal scorer Diego Milito in their 3-1 home win over Sampdoria in an intense Derby della Lanterna. Italy’s oldest club snapped a 2-game losing skid and swept the season series from their city rivals. Roma’s 0-0 home draw against Chievo sees I Giallorossi 7 points back of Genoa and virtually out of the Champions League spot race.

Juventus continued their head scratching slide with their 2-2 draw at home against Lecce. Argentina born forward José Castillo scored the equalizer in 2nd half injury time to extend La Vecchia Signora’s ill-timed winless streak to 5 games.

The Milan sides continued their winning ways with 2-0 victories. 1st place Inter moved closer to their 17th Scudetto with goals from Ibrahimovic & Muntari to beat Lazio. While Il Rossoneri kept pressure on Inter with goals from Kakà & Pippo Inzaghi to get 3 points against Catania.

Here are the results and standings from Week 34:

SATURDAY, MAY 2nd

Bologna 1 – 2 Reggina
BOL: Vaggelis Moras (87′)
REG: Franco Brienza (40′) & Edgar Barreto (46′)

Inter Milan 2 – 0 Lazio
INT: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (58′) & Sulley Ali Muntari (70′)

SUNDAY, MAY 3rd

Genoa 3 – 1 Sampdoria
GEN: Diego Milito (30′, 73′, 93′)
SAM: Hugo Campagnaro (45′+3′)

Catania 0 – 2 AC Milan
ACM: Kakà (51′) & Pippo Inzaghi (27′)

Palermo 5 – 1 Cagliari
PAL: Migliaccio (29′), Miccoli (38′), Tedesco (50′), Cavani (57′), Succi (87′)
CAG: Jeda (48′)

Siena 2 – 1 Napoli
SIE: Houssine Kharja (11′) & Massimo Maccarone (25′)
NAP: Inacio Pia’ (80′)

Udinese 3 – 0 Atalanta
UDI: Fabio Quagliarella (43′ & 74)’ & Giovanni Pasquale (91)

AS Roma 0 – 0 Chievo

Juventus 2 – 2 Lecce
JUV: Pavel Nedved (54′ & 66′)
LEC: Axel Konan (11′) & José Castillo (93′)

Fiorentina 1 – 0 Torino
FIO: Juan Manuel Vargas (57′)

STANDINGS
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