Inter Milan continued its pursuit of Serie A leader Juventus by moving above Napoli and into second place thanks to its 3-1 victory at Bologna.
After the host had a goal disallowed in the 25th minute, and the Sicilian side's owner and president
Vidal scored the only goal of the game 12 minutes after the interval, which, unlike Catania's effort, should have been disallowed and it was enough to earn the Bianconeri all three points.
Catania's afternoon was then compounded as it ended the game with 10 men after
Fiorentina needed two wonder goals to see off nine-man Lazio 2-0 in a game riddled with controversial refereeing decisions.
Adem Ljajic drove a rocket into
Lazio rallied after the interval, but grew frustrated when
Fiorentina's victory sees it climb into fifth place in the league table, halving the six-point advantage of the capital club, which slips to fourth.
Parma rewarded boss
Elsewhere, Atalanta overcame the dismissal of
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis insists there is 'nothing official yet' regarding its hunt for a coach amid widespread speculation Rafael Benitez will be the new man in the hotseat.