Genoa moved to within a point of the top four in Serie A by defeating city rivals Sampdoria 3-0 in a fiery Derby della Lanterna which featured three red cards, while Udinese were comfortable victors over Livorno in the early game.
Genoa 3-0 Sampdoria
Genoa thrashed city rivals Sampdoria 3-0 in an action-packed game which featured three red cards at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Omar Milanetto fired the Rossoblu in front from the penalty spot ten minutes in at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris after Rodrigo Palacio was tripped by Reto Ziegler. Genoa were reduced to ten men when Giuseppe Biava was shown a second yellow card on the stroke of half-time, yet they still extended their lead eight minutes after the break through Marco Rossi. Genoa's position was further enhanced on 66 minutes when Marco Rossi of Sampdoria was sent off. Raffaele Palladino then put the result beyond doubt with a quarter of an hour remaining with Genoa's second spot-kick of the match, awarded for Ziegler's foul on Sokratis Papastathopoulos. A disappointing night for the Blucerchiati was compounded late on with the dismissal of Fabrizio Cacciatore. Samp remain a point clear of their rivals despite a third successive derby defeat.
Udinese 2-0 Livorno
Udinese ended Livorno's mini revival with a 2-0 victory at the Stadio Friuli. The Tuscan club's three league wins this term had come in their past five matches yet their hopes of taking anything away from north-east Italy were in disarray by half-time. Antonio Di Natale curled in a free-kick on 29 minutes, a league-leading tenth goal of the season, and nine minutes later Antonio Floro Flores climbed above Marcus Diniz to head in a left-wing cross from Aleksandar Lukovic. The defeat leaves the visitors in the relegation zone, while Udinese are in mid-table.
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[Saturday 28 November] - [Sunday 29 November]