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Inter stumble opens door for Milan

Published: Saturday 20 March 2010, 23.41CET
AC Milan can go top of Serie A for the first time this season if they defeat SSC Napoli on Sunday after leaders FC Internazionale Milano were held 1-1 at US Città di Palermo.
Inter stumble opens door for Milan
Edinson Cavani fires in the equaliser for Palermo ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 20 March 2010, 23.41CET

Inter stumble opens door for Milan

AC Milan can go top of Serie A for the first time this season if they defeat SSC Napoli on Sunday after leaders FC Internazionale Milano were held 1-1 at US Città di Palermo.

FC Internazionale Milano's indifferent Serie A form continued with a 1-1 draw at fourth-placed US Città di Palermo, a result which means AC Milan can replace their city rivals at the summit if they defeat SSC Napoli on Sunday.

Through to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals following an impressive display against Chelsea FC on Tuesday, José Mourinho's team took the lead after 11 minutes in Sicily, Diego Milito scoring a penalty after Lucio was fouled by Cesare Bovo. However, Edinson Cavani equalised midway through the half with a low shot inside Júlio César's near post after being played in by Fabrizio Miccoli.

Inter, who have won only one of their last seven league matches, are two points ahead of Milan and four clear of AS Roma, 4-2 winners against Udinese Calcio thanks to Mirko Vučinić's hat-trick. The Montenegro striker scored on 23, 66 and 82 minutes after the leading scorer in Serie A, Antonio Di Natale, wiped out the Giallorossi's two-goal lead with his 20th and 21st goals of the campaign. Udinese remain 15th, seven points above the bottom three.

Elsewhere, ACF Fiorentina moved into the top half and within a point of seventh-placed Genoa CFC following a 3-0 home win against the Rossoblu. Mario Santana (4) started the scoring with an extravagant back-heeled flick from Massimo Gobbi's cut back before Alberto Gilardino (73) doubled the lead from the penalty spot. Substitute Khouma Babacar, 17, replaced Gilardino ten minutes from time and soon made an impact, dispossessing Salvatore Bocchetti outside the penalty area and sliding the ball under goalkeeper Marco Amelia.

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