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Milan keep chasing pack at arm's length

Published: Sunday 23 January 2011, 23.00CET
AC Milan maintained their four-point lead at the top of Serie A with a 2-0 win against AC Cesena, but titleholders FC Internazionale Milano fell further adrift after defeat at Udinese Calcio.
Milan keep chasing pack at arm's length
Zlatan Ibrahimović sealed victory late on for Milan ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 23 January 2011, 23.00CET

Milan keep chasing pack at arm's length

AC Milan maintained their four-point lead at the top of Serie A with a 2-0 win against AC Cesena, but titleholders FC Internazionale Milano fell further adrift after defeat at Udinese Calcio.

AC Milan beat AC Cesena 2-0 to stay four points clear at the top of Serie A.

The Rossoneri took the lead on the stroke of half-time against third-bottom Cesena, Maximiliano Pellegrino poking into his own net when attempting to dispossess Zlatan Ibrahimović. The Sweden striker then added a second in added time as Milan maintained their advantage over SSC Napoli, who returned to second spot above AS Roma by defeating AS Bari 2-0 through goals from Ezequiel Lavezzi (38) and Edinson Cavani (87). Bari's Alessandro Parisi was dismissed midway through the second half.

In the early game, Leonardo failed to win at the FC Internazionale Milano helm for the first time. The Brazilian coach looked set to record a sixth straight victory since succeeding Rafael Benítez when Dejan Stanković gave his side a 16th-minute lead away against Udinese Calcio. That was as good as it got, though, as goals from Cristián Zapata (21), Antonio Di Natale (25) and Maurizio Domizzi (69) lifted Udinese into eighth. Inter lie nine points adrift of the summit in fifth, having played one game fewer than their city rivals.

Lazio are two points better off in fourth, despite losing 3-1 at 13th-placed Bologna FC, while Juventus are sixth – level with the Nerazzurri – following a 0-0 draw at UC Sampdoria. AC Chievo Verona versus Genoa CFC also ended goalless and, finally, ACF Fiorentina drew 1-1 with US Lecce.

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Last updated: 24/01/11 2.54CET

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Italian Serie A 2010/11

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

23/01/2011

MilanMilan2-0CesenaCesena

Pellegrino 45 (o.g.), Ibrahimović 90+3

Venue: Milano

23/01/2011

BolognaBologna3-1LazioLazio

Ramirez 36, Di Vaio 39, 90

Floccari 5

Venue: Bologna

23/01/2011

FiorentinaFiorentina1-1LecceLecce

Gilardino 56

Di Michele 29

Venue: Firenze

23/01/2011

BariBari0-2NapoliNapoli

Lavezzi 38, Cavani 87

Venue: Bari

23/01/2011

ChievoChievo0-0GenoaGenoa

Venue: Verona

23/01/2011

SampdoriaSampdoria0-0JuventusJuventus

Venue: Genova

23/01/2011

UdineseUdinese3-1InternazionaleInternazionale

Zapata 21, Di Natale 25, Domizzi 69

Stanković 16

Venue: Udine

22/01/2011

RomaRoma3-0CagliariCagliari

Totti 21 (p), Perrotta 70, Menez 90+2

Venue: Roma

22/01/2011

ParmaParma2-0CataniaCatania

Candreva 56, Giovinco 62

Venue: Parma

22/01/2011

PalermoPalermo1-0BresciaBrescia

Bovo 86

Venue: Palermo

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