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Milan dig deep to deny Udinese

Published: Sunday 9 January 2011, 15.14CET
AC Milan hit a late leveller in a thrilling 4-4 draw with Udinese Calcio but had their Serie A lead cut to four points as Edinson Cavani's hat-trick gave rivals SSC Napoli a 3-0 win against Juventus.
Milan dig deep to deny Udinese
Zlatan Ibrahimović (left) and Pato both scored against Udinese Calcio ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 9 January 2011, 15.14CET

Milan dig deep to deny Udinese

AC Milan hit a late leveller in a thrilling 4-4 draw with Udinese Calcio but had their Serie A lead cut to four points as Edinson Cavani's hat-trick gave rivals SSC Napoli a 3-0 win against Juventus.

AC Milan rescued a point with a dramatic 4-4 comeback draw against Udinese Calcio, but SSC Napoli are just four points behind following a 3-0 success at home to Juventus.

Fans at San Siro were treated to an eight-goal thriller as Milan came from behind three times to force a 4-4 draw. Pato cancelled out Antonio Di Natale's 35th-minute opener on the stroke of half-time only for Alexis Sánchez (53) and Di Natale (66) to put the visitors 3-1 up, but the hosts rallied through a Medhi Benatia own goal (78) and a second Pato strike (82). Germán Denis (89) then grabbed what looked to be the winner with a minute remaining, yet the league leaders salvaged a point via Zlatan Ibrahimović in added time.

Napoli moved second thanks to an Edinson Cavani hat-trick, with his three headers leaving Juventus sixth. In third, S.S. Lazio slipped further adrift of the summit due to a 2-1 loss at home against lowly US Lecce, while fourth-placed Roma tasted defeat by the same scoreline at UC Sampdoria after losing Júlio Sérgio to a 55th-minute red card. Their hosts finished with nine men following the late dismissals of centre-backs Daniele Gastaldello and Stefano Lucchini.

FC Internazionale Milano came from behind to triumph 2-1 at Calcio Catania and lift themselves to seventh, while an even more dramatic comeback ended with ACF Fiorentina turning a 2-0 deficit at home to Brescia Calcio into a 3-2 win. Elsewhere, there were victories for Bologna FC and Cagliari Calcio at AS Bari and Parma FC respectively, while US Cittá di Palermo and Genoa CFC were held to 0-0 draws at AC Chievo Verona and AC Cesena.

Results

Standings

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Last updated: 10/01/11 0.26CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2010/11

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 28/06/2011 14:49 CET

09/01/2011

NapoliNapoli3-0JuventusJuventus

Cavani 20, 26, 53

Venue: Napoli

09/01/2011

ParmaParma1-2CagliariCagliari

Giovinco 53

Acquafresca 22, 31

Venue: Parma

09/01/2011

ChievoChievo0-0PalermoPalermo

Venue: Verona

09/01/2011

CesenaCesena0-0GenoaGenoa

Venue: Cesena

09/01/2011

CataniaCatania1-2InternazionaleInternazionale

Gómez 71

Cambiasso 74, 79

Venue: Catania

09/01/2011

MilanMilan4-4UdineseUdinese

Benatia 78 (o.g.), Pato 45+1, 82, Ibrahimović 90+3

Alexis Sánchez 53, Di Natale 35, 66, Denis 89

Venue: Milano

09/01/2011

FiorentinaFiorentina3-2BresciaBrescia

Gilardino 72, Santana 86, Ljajić 87

Diamanti 30, Cordova 45+4

Venue: Firenze

09/01/2011

LazioLazio1-2LecceLecce

Mauri 47

Muslera 39 (o.g.), Grossmüller 72

Venue: Roma

09/01/2011

BariBari0-2BolognaBologna

Ekdal 38, Di Vaio 69

Venue: Bari

09/01/2011

SampdoriaSampdoria2-1RomaRoma

Pozzi 58 (p), Guberti 83

Vučinić 17

Venue: Genova

Standings

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