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Roma run keeps going

Published: Saturday 13 February 2010, 22.45CET
AS Roma reduced FC Internazionale Milano's lead to six points after defeating US Città di Palermo 4-1 for their ninth straight win, while UC Sampdoria went fourth.
Roma run keeps going
Júlio Baptista is mobbed after doubling Roma's lead at the Stadio Olimpico ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 13 February 2010, 22.45CET

Roma run keeps going

AS Roma reduced FC Internazionale Milano's lead to six points after defeating US Città di Palermo 4-1 for their ninth straight win, while UC Sampdoria went fourth.

Matteo Brighi doubled his tally of goals for the season as AS Roma regained second spot in Serie A with a 4-1 victory against US Città di Palermo, the Giallorossi's 20th match without defeat in all competitions and ninth win in a row.

With the aid of a deflection, Brighi volleyed in Francesco Totti's corner on 33 minutes and then turned provider shortly after the break for Júlio Baptista after the Palermo defence failed to clear a cross into the penalty area. Brighi scored his second of the night, and fourth league goal of the season, just past the hour mark before an 80th-minute penalty from Fabrizio Miccoli gave the fifth-placed vistors hope.

However, John Arne Riise then struck for a Roma team that had dropped down to third on Friday, after AC Milan beat Udinese Calcio, but are now within six points of leaders FC Internazionale Milano, who visit SSC Napoli on Sunday. UC Sampdoria climbed above Napoli and Palermo into fourth following a 2-0 defeat of ACF Fiorentina in tonight's other game, Franco Semioli and Giampaolo Pazzini scoring first-half goals.

Last updated: 14/02/10 0.19CET

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Italian Serie A 2009/10

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Last updated: 04/07/2011 03:15 CET

12/02/2011

RomaRoma0-2NapoliNapoli

Cavani 49 (p), 83

Venue: Roma

12/02/2011

MilanMilan4-0ParmaParma

Seedorf 8, Cassano 17, Robinho 61, 65

Venue: Milano

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