Serie A: Fiorentina beats Inter, AC Milan makes it three wins in four

Three players were sent off in a bad-tempered affair between Fiorentina and Inter Milan while striker Carlos Bacca was in top form as AC Milan snatched a 2-1 victory against Genoa.

Khouma Babacar

Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar celebrates his goal against Inter

Khouma Babacar's late winning goal earned Fiorentina a 2-1 home victory against Inter Milan that moved Paulo Sousa's side up to third in Serie A.

Three players were sent off in a bad-tempered affair as Marcelo Brozovic had put Inter ahead in the first half but Borja Valero equalised with a header before a dramatic climax at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Alex Telles, who had earlier made a superb goalline clearance, was the first to see red for two bookable offences, before Samir Handanovic's fumble allowed Babacar to bundle home the winner in stoppage time.

Former Inter striker Mauro Zarate was then sent off after clashing with Inter defender Jeison Murillo and referee Paolo Mazzoleni also dismissed Inter's Geoffrey Kondogbia after the final whistle for sarcastically applauding him.

Bacca inspires Milan

AC Milan made it three wins in four in Serie A with a 2-1 victory over Genoa at San Siro.

Carlos Bacca fired home the opener with just five minutes on the clock, and Keisuke Honda's superb low strike from distance just past the hour mark put Sinisa Mihajlovic's side in control against a Genoa outfit which had won all three of its previous league meetings.

Former Milan loanee Alessio Cerci turned in from close range in stoppage time but the home side held on for a win which puts it back to within six points of the Champions League spot.

Torino picked up its first Serie A triumph away to Palermo in more than half a century as two goals from Ciro Immobile helped the team to a 3-1 victory.

An Immobile penalty and an own goal from Giancarlo Gonzalez gave the visitor a 2-1 half-time lead after Alberto Gilardino had put Palermo ahead after just two minutes.

The former Borussia Dortmund striker turned in a fine third for Torino from a tight angle to seal its first away victory over Palermo since 1962 and move it into 11th place.

Bologna's resurgence under Roberto Donadoni continues after it sealed a 1-0 win away to Udinese.

Mattia Destro drilled in Sergio Floccari's knock down header in the 79th minute to give the visitor its third league win in 2016 and its first against Stefano Colantuono's side since September 2010.

Bologna are now up to 10th in the table, while Udinese stay 14th.

Sampdoria is now seven games without a win but have opened up a three-point gap to the relegation places following a 0-0 draw at home to Atalanta.

Vincenzo Montella's side was whistled by a number of home fans at full-time but have a slight cushion to Frosinone in 18th.