Roma`s Serie A title hopes were kept in check by a scoreless draw at home to basement side Parma on Sunday as Genoa and Inter Milan hit nine goals between them to boost their chances of European football next season.
Stephan El Shaarawy ended a 19-month goal drought and Jeremy Menez hit a second-half penalty to earn Milan a share of the spoils in a hard-fought 2-2 draw away to Serie A high-flyers Sampdoria on Saturday.
An injury-time goal from Genoa midfielder Luca Antonini handed Juventus their first defeat of the season Wednesday when a 2-0 win for Roma allowed the title challengers to pull level at the top of Italy`s Serie A.
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is all set to complete another milestone in his illustrious career. The Italian international will be a reaching the magical 500th figure in the number of games played for Serie A champions, Juventus.
Juventus travel to Genoa looking to maintain their three point lead on Roma on Wednesday while AC Milan go in search of a win away to Cagliari that could see them jump up to third place in Italy`s Serie A.
The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner limped into its last port on Sunday, when it was towed to the northern Italian city of Genoa to be broken up for scrap, two-and-a-half years after running aground and sinking with the loss of 32 lives.