FC Internazionale Milano climbed up to second in Serie A after defeating UC Sampdoria 2-0, while Udinese Calcio overcame nine-man US Città di Palermo 7-0.
Inter now lie just two points behind leaders AC Milan, who face third-placed SSC Napoli on Monday. The Nerazzurri, beaten 1-0 by FC Bayern München in their UEFA Champions League round of 16 opener on Wednesday, built their triumph against Sampdoria on goals from Wesley Sneijder (73) and Samuel Eto'o (90+4).
As for Udinese, they broke the deadlock at Palermo after just ten minutes, Antonio Di Natale heading in before Alexis Sánchez added two more inside the opening half-hour. Palermo were rocked again when Armin Bačinovič was dismissed five minutes ahead of the interval, and Di Natale promptly scored his second moments later, with Sánchez completing his hat-trick before the half was out. Both players then registered again after the restart, while Matteo Darmian was sent off for felling Pablo Armero.
The win moved Udinese up to fifth, a point behind S.S. Lazio, who lost 1-0 at Cagliari Calcio through an André Dias own goal on 40 minutes. AS Roma are five points behind their city rivals in sixth, having been held 2-2 at home against ten-man Parma FC, for whom Amauri scored twice.
At the bottom, AS Bari continue to prop up the standings despite drawing 1-1 against ACF Fiorentina. The Biancorossi are eight points adrift of Brescia Calcio, who drew 2-2 with US Lecce. Elsewhere, Calcio Catania ended with ten men but triumphed 2-1 against Genoa CFC, who had two players dismissed. AC Cesena lie three points from safety after they saw off AC Chievo Verona 1-0.
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Caracciolo 16, Zoboli 19
André Dias 40 (o.g.)
Jiménez 90 (p)
Amauri 74, 79
Floro Flores 19
Di Vaio 49, 66