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Lazio edges Roma in Rome derby

Lazio is the king of Rome this season.

Stefano Mauri scored in the 62nd minute as Lazio beat Roma, 2-1, at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday to win its second Rome derby in Serie A this season.

Roma had goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg sent off just minutes into the match, and Hernanes converted from the spot to stake Lazio to the lead after just 10 minutes.

Fabio Borini pulled a goal back to Roma after 16 minutes, but Mauri sent Lazio to its third win in its last four and into third place in the standings.

Lazio also finished with 10 men, as Lionel Scaloni was sent off with 4 minutes remaining in normal time. Lazio defeated Roma, 2-1, in the first meeting on a stoppage-time winner from Miroslav Klose.

Klose played a key role early in the second match, as he was taken down inside the area by Stekelenburg in the sixth minute. Stekelenburg was red carded for the challenge, and Hernanes converted against backup Bogdan Lobont.

Borini had Roma level just minutes later, as he sneaked a shot across the line before it was cleared out. But just like in the first game, when Roma played a man down for 40 minutes, it could not hold on without 11 players.

Roma led the first meeting inside 10 minutes, but a penalty and Klose's strike gave Lazio the win.

This time, Mauri notched his first goal of the season to lift Lazio to another victory. He lunged in to meet a free kick from Cristian Ledesma, and drove the ball inside the right post.

Scaloni picked up his second yellow in the 86th, but Roma could not respond at 10 apiece, and Lazio completed its derby sweep to move into a Champions League qualification spot.

Roma is sixth in the standings, but still within reach of a European berth.

Inter Milan 2, Catania 2

Milan, Italy - Diego Forlan scored in the 70th minute and set up Diego Milito in the 80th, as Inter Milan rallied from two down to tie Catania, 2-2, Sunday at the San Siro to snap a four-match losing streak in Serie A.

Inter had failed to score in its last five matches overall, so when Alejandro Gomez and Mariano Izco struck in the first half for Catania, another loss was in the cards.

Forlan ended a scoring drought dating back to Feb. 1 when he took a pass from Wesley Sneijder and picked out the lower-left corner from the left side of the area 20 minutes from time.

Inter tied the match 10 minutes later when Forlan played Milito into the area, and he fired a shot from the right side to the far post, skimming a blast off the crossbar and in to tie the match.

Inter nearly completed the comeback in stoppage time, but Catania goalie Juan Pablo Carrizo made the save of the match to deny Giampaolo Pazzini from point- blank range with a foot save.

Inter is seventh in the standings, while Catania - which could have moved even on points with a win - sits three points back in 10th.

Napoli 2, Parma 1

Parma, Italy - Ezequiel Lavezzi scored 4 minutes from time as Napoli defeated Parma, 2-1, on Sunday at the Stadio Ennio Tardini for its fourth straight win in Serie A.

Edinson Cavani followed his own missed penalty in the 40th minute to open the scoring, but Parma moved level through Cristian Zaccardo in the 77th.

Lavezzi added the match-winner off an assist from Cavani, as he turned a shot into the middle of the goal from inside the penalty area.

Napoli is in fifth place and five points behind third-place Lazio for the last Champions League berth. Parma lost for the second time during a four-game skid without a win, and sits 16th and just four points from the relegation zone.

Lecce 2, Genoa 2

Lecce, Italy - Giuseppe Sculli completed a brace in the 85th minute as Genoa escaped the Stadio Via del Mare with a 2-2 draw against Lecce on Sunday, but its Serie A winless streak still extended to five matches.

Genoa lost its first three matches during the skid, but has draws in its last two matches. Sculli opened the scoring after 21 minutes, but a pair of Lecce goals in the second half required a second for Genoa to secure a point.

Luis Muriel and Davide Brivio scored in the 61st and 81st, respectively. Lecce is unbeaten in five straight, but still four points from safety in 18th.

Genoa is just seven points clear of the drop zone in 12th.

Fiorentina 2, Cesena 0

Florence, Italy - Matija Nastasic scored and an own goal accounted for another strike as Fiorentina downed Cesena 2-0 on Sunday at the Stadio Artemio Franchi to snap a three-game losing streak in Serie A.

Vangelis Moras put Fiorentina in front in the 61st when he sent the ball into his own net, and Nastasic secured three needed points for the Florence side in the 74th.

Fiorentina moved six points clear of the relegation zone, and left Cesena last and 13 points from safety after its fourth straight loss.

Siena 3, Cagliari 0

Siena, Italy - Erjon Bogdani, Emanuele Calaio and Cristiano Del Grosso scored as Siena defeated Cagliari, 3-0, on Sunday at the Stadio Comunale to win its second straight and for the third time in its last five Serie A matches.

Bogdani opened the scoring 4 minutes before halftime, and Calaio and Gross had goals in final 15 minutes of the match. Siena is four points clear of the last three in 17th.

Cagliari lost its second straight and is winless in three. Cagliari sits just six points above the relegation zone in 15th.

Bologna 1, Novara 0

Bologna, Italy - Robert Acquafresca scored in the 81st minute as Bologna edged Novara, 1-0, on Sunday at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in Serie A.

Marco Di Vaio missed a penalty kick early in the match for Bologna, but after Andrea Caracciolo was sent off for Novara in the 78th, Acquafresca notched the match-winner as his side won for the third time in its last four.

Bologna has climbed to 14th and six points clear of the relegation zone, while Novara sits in 19th after its second consecutive defeat and is 12 points from safety.

Udinese 0, Atalanta 0

Udine, Italy - Atalanta extended its Serie A unbeaten streak to five fixtures Sunday with a 0-0 draw against fourth-place Udinese at the Stadio Friuli.

Atalanta has three scoreless draw during the unbeaten streak, with the others against Lecce and Novara. It also has wins over Genoa and Roma, and sits just outside the top half in 11th.

Udinese is unbeaten in three matches, but slipped to fourth place.