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Inter and Cesena set Serie A pace

Published: Sunday 19 September 2010, 23.45CET
AC Cesena are top of Serie A following a 1-0 win against US Lecce but FC Internazionale Milano are in hot pursuit after coming from behind to beat US Città di Palermo 2-1.
Inter and Cesena set Serie A pace
Erjon Bogdani (right) celebrates scoring what proved to be the winner against Lecce ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 19 September 2010, 23.45CET

Inter and Cesena set Serie A pace

AC Cesena are top of Serie A following a 1-0 win against US Lecce but FC Internazionale Milano are in hot pursuit after coming from behind to beat US Città di Palermo 2-1.

AC Cesena and FC Internazionale Milano are tied on seven points at the Serie A summit following victories on Sunday.

Cesena prevailed at home against US Lecce despite Giuseppe Colucci's dismissal eight minutes before half-time. Erjon Bogdani scored the only goal nine minutes after the interval and Lecce's misery was complete when Gianni Munari was sent off late on. Massimo Ficcadenti's league leaders have yet to concede a goal in three matches since their return to the top flight.

Sitting ominously in second are Inter, who had two second-half Samuel Eto'o goals to thank for a 2-1 victory at US Città di Palermo, who took a 28th-minute lead through Josip Iličić. UC Sampdoria could have joined the pacesetters with victory against SSC Napoli in the late game but conceded twice in the final seven minutes to fall to a 2-1 loss and 11th place. AC Chievo Verona are third, a point adrift of top spot, following a 1-0 home defeat by Brescia Calcio, who have climbed to fifth behind S.S. Lazio.

Juventus were the day's biggest winners, triumphing 4-0 at bottom-placed Udinese Calcio − their first win of the season. Andrea Coda gave the Bianconeri the lead when he turned the ball into his own net, before further goals from Fabio Quagliarella, Claudio Marchisio and Vincenzo Iaquinta confirmed the result.

Still seeking their opening victory of the campaign are AS Roma, who surrendered a two-goal lead in drawing 2-2 at home with Bologna FC.

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Last updated: 19/09/10 23.38CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2010/11

Matches
19/09/2010HomeAway
Last updated: 05/05/2011 10:24 CET
BariBari0-0CagliariCagliari

Venue: Bari
RomaRoma2-2BolognaBologna

Borriello 7, Rubin 59 (o.g.)

Di Vaio 77, 90

Venue: Roma
UdineseUdinese0-4JuventusJuventus

Coda 18 (o.g.), Quagliarella 24, Marchisio 43, Iaquinta 77

Venue: Udine
CesenaCesena1-0LecceLecce

Bogdani 54

Venue: Cesena
ParmaParma1-1GenoaGenoa

Zaccardo 72

Toni 28 (p)

Venue: Parma
ChievoChievo0-1BresciaBrescia

Diamanti 30

Venue: Verona
PalermoPalermo1-2InternazionaleInternazionale

Iličić 28

Eto'o 62, 70

Venue: Palermo
SampdoriaSampdoria1-2NapoliNapoli

Cassano 78 (p)

Hamšík 83, Cavani 86

Venue: Genova

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