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Catania win Sicilian derby 4-0

AWESOME FOURSOME:Catania’s goals against Palermo all came in the second half, while in other Serie A action, Lecce escaped the drop zone

Reuters, MILAN, ITALY

Juventus’ Alessandro Matri, front, attempts an overhead kick as he is challenged by Roma’s Marco Cassetti during their Serie A match in Rome on Sunday.

Photo: Reuters

Catania thrashed Palermo 4-0 in the clash of the two Sicilian teams on Sunday, while Alessandro Matri continued his impressive form for Juventus, scoring his sixth goal since joining them at the end of January in the 2-0 win at AS Roma.

Catania’s goals all came in the second half against Palermo.

Federico Balzaretti scored into his own net three minutes after the re-start, Argentine pair Gonzalo Bergessio and Pablo Ledesma scored within six minutes of each other just after the hour and Simone Pesce netted the fourth.

Serb Milos Krasic volleyed Juventus ahead at Roma on the hour before Mastri, on loan from Cagliari, slipped the ball through Brazilian goalkeeper Doni’s legs for the second and took his Serie A tally to 17, including eleven for the Sardinians.

Lecce climbed out of the relegation zone, moving to 17th, with a 2-0 win over fourth-placed Udinese thanks two second-half goals from Andrea Bertolacci.

It was Udinese’s first Serie A defeat this year and they are four points behind Inter in the race for third place and the final slot in the Champions League group stage next stage.

Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani scored a hat-trick in the last half-hour as Napoli came from two goals down to defeat Lazio 4-3 and go second in Serie A in Sunday’s early game.

In other games it was:

‧ Cesena 2, Fiorentina 2

‧ Chievo Verona 0, Sampdoria 0

‧ Genoa 0, Cagliari 1

‧ Parma 1, Bari 2

additional reporting by staff writer

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