Milan thumped at home by Parma

Milan, Italy ( - Antonio Cassano scored on either side of the intermission and Amauri De Oliveria netted the winner as Parma snuck away with a 4-2 win over AC Milan at the San Siro on Sunday.

The hosts were immediately behind the eight-ball as Christian Abbiati was sent off just four minutes in. Parma was able to take advantage five minutes later when Cassano converted a penalty kick.

Cassano doubled Parma's lead in the 51st minute, but AC Milan got back into the match five minutes later when Adil Rami pulled one back before Mario Balotelli made it a one-goal game in the 76th minute.

But Parma pulled away in the final 15 minutes with goals from De Oliveira and Jonathan Biabiany sealing the victory.

Parma has won three straight Serie A matches to climb to fifth place with 46 points on the season while Milan's three straight defeats leave the club on 35 points.

At the top of the table, Juventus escaped from the Stadio Luigi Ferraris with three points as Andrea Pirlo's 89th-minute goal handed the Serie A-leaders a 1-0 defeat of Genoa.

The home side had a tremendous opportunity to take the lead in the 72nd minute, but Emanuele Calaio failed to convert a penalty kick. Pirlo made Genoa pay by scoring at the death to lift Juve to 75 points with a fifth successive league victory.

Carlos Carmona, Giacomo Bonaventura and German Denis all scored to lead Atalanta to a 3-0 win over Sampdoria at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia, while Lazio eased past 10-man Cagliari behind goals from Senad Lulic and Keita.

Marco Benassi and Paulo Betanin netted goals for Livorno, who earned a 2-1 result over Bologna despite finishing the match with nine men, while Simone Zaza, Simone Missiroli and Nicola Sansone scored to help Sassuolo to a 3-1 victory against Catania.

Also on Sunday, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Alessandro Matri and Mario Gomez led Fiorentina to a 3-1 victory over Chievo.