Serie A round-up
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Juventus slumped to their second defeat in four days after a 1-0 loss at Palermo.Juventus slumped to their second defeat in four days after a 1-0 loss at Palermo.
Franco Brienza scored the only goal of the game after 12 minutes to give Palermo a famous victory.
The defeat ends a miserable week for Juve having lost at home to Sampdoria in midweek.
Second placed Milan will be hoping to capitalise on the defeat by beating Lazio on Sunday and close the gap at the top of the table to two points.
The win lifts Palermo up to sixth spot in the table.
Sampdoria moved into fourth spot in Serie A with a 3-0 win over nine-man Fiorentina.
The Viola faced an uphill task from when they were reduced to nine-men within in the opening ten minutes.
New signing Valeri Bojinov was sent off for elbowing Sergio Volpi and Daniele Delli Carri joined him for an early bath when he was dismissed 90 seconds later for foul and abusive language.
The hosts made the most of the numerical advantage and scored the opening goal on 15 minutes through Francesco Flachi.
Max Tonetto doubled the lead for Samp on 33 minutes to put the hosts in firm control.
Midweek hero in the win over Juventus Aimo Diana sealed the win with the third 16 minutes from time.
The defeat leaves Fiorentina nervously looking over their shoulders as they continue to slide down the table.
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