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Milan take advantage of Juventus jitters

Published: Wednesday 2 May 2012, 22.59CET
The Serie A title race took an unexpected twist on Wednesday as AC Milan moved within a point of leaders Juventus, who conceded a late equaliser against ten-man US Lecce.

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Published: Wednesday 2 May 2012, 22.59CET

Milan take advantage of Juventus jitters

The Serie A title race took an unexpected twist on Wednesday as AC Milan moved within a point of leaders Juventus, who conceded a late equaliser against ten-man US Lecce.

AC Milan moved to within a point of the Serie A summit after completing a 2-0 victory against Atalanta BC, while leaders Juventus were held to a surprise draw after conceding a late equaliser by US Lecce's Andrea Bertolacci.

Juventus began the evening knowing a home win against relegation-threatened Lecce would secure them their 28th Scudetto in the event that Milan lost against Atalanta. La Vecchia Signora were poised to fulfil their side of the bargain when holding a lead provided by Claudio Marchisio's early header and seeing the visitors reduced in numbers by Juan Guillermo Cuadrado's 54th-minute red card. However, the visitors silenced the sell-out Juventus Stadium when substitute Bertolacci struck five minutes from time.

Milan took full advantage of Juve's stumble by winning at home against Atalanta. Sulley Muntari calmed early nerves with a ninth-minute effort and Robinho ensured victory in added time. The defending champions now lie just a point behind the Bianconeri with two matches left.

Udinese Calcio are level with third-placed SSC Napoli after Diego Fabbrini's fourth-minute goal sunk AC Cesena, whose forward Adrian Mutu missed a penalty. S.S. Lazio, however, are two points back after a 1-1 draw with AC Siena, while FC Internazionale Milano's UEFA Champions league prospects suffered a blow with a 3-1 reverse at Parma FC. Elsewhere, there were narrow wins for Bologna FC and Genoa CFC, while ACF Fiorentina drew 2-2 with Novara Calcio.

Last updated: 05/12/13 6.45CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 16/05/2012 23:18 CET

02/05/2012

FiorentinaFiorentina2-2NovaraNovara

Montolivo 48 (P), 71

Jeda 14, Rigoni 30 (P)

Venue: Firenze

02/05/2012

GenoaGenoa2-1CagliariCagliari

Palacio 11, Janković 76

Ariaudo 13

Venue: Brescia

02/05/2012

CataniaCatania0-1BolognaBologna

Ramirez 79

Venue: Catania

02/05/2012

MilanMilan2-0AtalantaAtalanta

Muntari 9, Robinho 90+3

Venue: Milano

02/05/2012

LazioLazio1-1SienaSiena

Ledesma 62 (P)

Destro 26

Venue: Roma

02/05/2012

JuventusJuventus1-1LecceLecce

Marchisio 8

Bertolacci 85

Venue: Torino

02/05/2012

ParmaParma3-1InternazionaleInternazionale

Marqués 53, Giovinco 55, Biabiany 82

Sneijder 13

Venue: Parma

02/05/2012

CesenaCesena0-1UdineseUdinese

Fabbrini 4

Venue: Cesena

01/05/2012

NapoliNapoli2-0PalermoPalermo

Cavani 16 (P), Hamšík 35

Venue: Napoli

01/05/2012

ChievoChievo0-0RomaRoma

Venue: Verona

Standings

*Atalanta BC have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 16/05/2012 23:18 CET

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