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Serie A round-up: Inter stay atop

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Inter Milan logo
Internazionale
1 - 0
Lecce
Lecce logo
Julio Cruz 79


Inter Milan maintained their place at the top of Serie A table after a late 1-0 victory over Lecce at San Siro.

It was a memorable match for Inter captain Javier Zanetti who made his 600th appearance in an Inter jersey.

Zlatan Ibrahimović came closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half with a thundering free-kick that crashed back off the bar.

On 72 minutes, José Mourinho brought on Julio Cruz as a third striker for left-back Cristian Chivu and the switch paid off as the Argentine bagged the winner seven minutes after his introduction.


Reggina logo
Reggina
1 - 2
AC Milan
AC Milan logo
Bernardo Corradi 59
Marco Borriello 24

Pato 73


AC Milan continued their recent return to form with their third win in a row, and second in Serie A, with a 2-1 win at Reggina.

Milan, left both high profile summer signings Ronaldinho and Andriy Shevchenko on the bench, took the lead on 24 minutes through Marco Borriello before Bernardo Corradi equalised for Reggina just before the hour-mark.

But Milan were back in front 17 minutes from time when Brazilian teenager Pato converted Kaká's pass for his third goal in last three matches.


Juventus logo
Juventus
1 - 1
Catania
Catania logo
Amauri 16
Gianvito Plasmati 68


Claudio Ranieri’s Juventus dropped to fifth as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Catania at Stadio Olimpico.

Brazilian striker Amauri put the hosts ahead after 16 minutes, heading home a pinpoint cross from Sebastian Giovinco.

But Catania got a deserved equaliser midway through the second half when Gianvito Plasmati netted the leveler to earn the Sicilians a point.


Lazio logo
Lazio
3 - 0
Fiorentina
Fiorentina logo
Stefano Mauri 51
Goran Pandev 55
Sebastiano Siviglia 59


Lazio scored three goals in a stunning eight-minute period at the beginning of the second half to secure a 3-0 home win over Fiorentina.

Stefano Mauri opened the scoring in the 51th minute with a spectacular overhead kick after Pasquale Foggia's cross was nodded on to the underside of the bar by Mauro Zarate.

Four minutes later Macedonia striker Goran Pandev made it 2-0 before a free header from Sebastiano Siviglia wrapped up the 3-0 win on 59 minutes.


Genoa logo
Genoa
3 - 1
AS Roma
AS Roma logo
Giuseppe Sculli 4
Daniele De Rossi 28
Diego Milito 61
Diego Milito 88


AS Roma continued their difficult start to the season after a 3-1 defeat at Genoa.

Giuseppe Sculli gave the hosts the lead after just four minutes, but Daniele De Rossi then drew Roma level on 28 minutes.

The home side went back in front in the 61st minute through Diego Milito, who looked suspiciously offside.

Roma thought they were back on level terms when Christian Panucci put the ball in the back of the net, but it was ruled out for an offside position - although replays show he was kept in play by Matteo Ferrari.

Roma were furious with the referee again moments later, as De Rossi was sent off for a second booking.

And Milito rounded off the victory with two minutes remaining as he added a third.


Elsewhere in Serie A on Wednesday:

Atalanta logo
Atalanta
1 - 0
Cagliari
Cagliari logo
Bologna logo
Bologna
0 - 3
Udinese
Udinese logo
Chievo logo
Chievo
1 - 1
Torino
Torino logo
Napoli logo
Napoli
2 - 1
Palermo
Palermo logo
Siena logo
Siena
0 - 0
Sampdoria
Sampdoria logo


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