Serie A Week 10 In Brief

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A concise round-up of Serie A's Week 10 as Fiorentina rage against the referee and AC Milan's woes continue.

There was drama and controversy at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in the crunch match between Fiorentina and Napoli, while the pressure on AC Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri increases.

FIORENTINA 1-2 NAPOLI

Napoli struck a crucial blow in this battle of the Scudetto hopefuls but the main talking point was an incorrect red card shown to Juan Cuadrado for simulation. Jose Maria Callejon's neat volley sent Napoli ahead, Giuseppe Rossi continued his amazing scoring form by converting a penalty to level but Dries Mertens netted what turned out to be the winner in a frenzied first half. Cuadrado, who hit the post, was booked twice for diving, one may have been a penalty, the second was certainly a foul. Fiorentina were understandably livid at the decision.

MILAN 1-1 LAZIO

Kaka scored an absolute belter which curled into the top corner - his first since returning to AC Milan. But the struggling Rossoneri couldn't put the game to bed and Michael Ciani took advantage of Milan's weak aerial defence to head home. The result leaves Max Allegri under huge pressure but is a boost for Lazio's Vladimir Petkovic.

JUVENTUS 4-0 CATANIA

Juventus destroyed Catania to continue their revival and 100 percent home record. Arturo Vidal's double deflected first goal had more than a touch of fortune but Juve were completely dominant. A typical Andrea Pirlo free-kick made it 2-0 and Carlos Tevez pounced on a rebound before Leonardo Bonucci rounded off a convincing win.

VERONA 2-0 SAMPDORIA 

Verona's magnificent start to the season continues as does their perfect home record. Luca Toni scored one and made one as Sampdoria failed to continue their upturn in form.

CAGLIARI 0-3 BOLOGNA

Bologna secured their first win of the season in some style. Cagliari brought the defeat upon themselves with some sloppy defending and keeping and the red card to Nicola Murru. 

SASSUOLO 1-2 UDINESE

It was a busy evening for Sassuolo's Simone Zaza who pounced on defensive indecision to equalise Antonio Di Natale's penalty but was then sent off let on for a shocking tackle on Gabriel Silva. The winner for Udinese was a stunner from Luis Muriel, which curled into the corner.

LIVORNO 3-3 TORINO

Nobody saw this six-goal epic coming. Livorno came from 2-0 down to lead 3-2 before Alessio Cerci saved a point for Torino with a penalty four minutes from time.

GENOA 1-0 PARMA

Alberto Gilardino missed a penalty in the second minute but made amends by scoring the only goal of the game. 

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