Catania1-0 Udinese: A penalty by Maxi Lopez in the 30th minute to secure all three points at the Stadio Angelo Massimino. Catania ended their five game winless streak which lasted since September, with the victory over Udinese even though both teams had chances to kill off the tie. The result means mid-table Udinese who struck the woodwork twice have now lost three of their last four Serie A matches. Catania’s three points still leaves them languishing in the bottom three, level on nine points with Sampdoria.
Internazionale 2-0 Livorno: Inter put pressure on Juventus and Napoli when they moved within three points of the third and second placed teams. The hosts were fortunate to grab the lead when Italy under-21 goalkeeper Francesco Bardi turned the ball into his own net while trying to prevent a Jonathan cross from reaching an Inter player with a half-hour played. Javier Zanetti made his return to action at the age of 40 after struggling with an Achilles injury in April set up Yuto Nagatomo to double the home side’s lead in injury time and secure all three points.