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Angelo Massimino (ATT 13,000) 11th May 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: Fabrizio Pasqua

Catania Catania vs Pescara Pescara

Catania 1

A Gomez (52)

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Pescara 0

Catania move into top eight

Last Updated: 11/05/13 11:11pm

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Catania celebrate the game's only goal

Catania celebrate the game's only goal

Catania climbed into the top eight of the Serie A standings after beating already-relegated Pescara 1-0 thanks to a second-half goal from Alejandro Gomez.

The Argentinian winger struck the only goal of the game six minutes after half-time to help Catania move above stuttering Inter Milan in the table.

The Rosazzurri, who even before the match had already picked up more points than in any previous top-flight campaign, bossed the first half but a mixture of poor finishing and good goalkeeping from Pescara's Mattia Perin keep the teams level.

Francesco Lodi fired inches wide early on before Perin did well to keep out efforts from Gonzalo Bergessio, Marco Biagianti and Sergio Almiron.

Pescara, who are only playing for pride having seen their relegation to Serie B confirmed weeks ago, barely threatened before the break with their best effort seeing Ferdinando Sforzini fire well over from inside the box.

Catania finally made their dominance count in the 51st minute when they took the lead following a rapid counter-attack. Almiron started the move and it finished with Bergessio sending over a perfect pass for Gomez to tap in at the back post.

That proved to be the match-winner as although Catania continued to push for a second in the remainder of the match, they were thwarted once more.

Perin again proved their biggest obstacle, the 20-year-old saving from Sforzini and twice from Bergessio (twice), while on the occasion he was beaten, direct from Pablo Barrientos' corner, the ball came back off a post.

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Table

Italy Serie A

Italy Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 38 102
2 Roma 38 85
3 Napoli 38 78
4 Fiorentina 38 65
5 Inter Milan 38 60
6 Parma 38 58
7 Torino 38 57
8 AC Milan 38 57
9 Lazio 38 56
10 Verona 38 54
11 Atalanta 38 50
12 Sampdoria 38 45
13 Udinese 38 44
14 Genoa 38 44
15 Cagliari 38 39
16 Chievo 38 36
17 Sassuolo 38 34
18 Catania 38 32
19 Bologna 38 29
20 Livorno 38 25