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Milan respond to Napoli gambit

Published: Sunday 10 April 2011, 23.00CET
AC Milan overcame a late response from ACF Fiorentina and the sending-off of Zlatan Ibrahimović to earn a 2-1 victory and stay three points clear of SSC Napoli, who triumphed earlier in the day.
Milan respond to Napoli gambit
Milan players celebrate Pato's goal ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 10 April 2011, 23.00CET

Milan respond to Napoli gambit

AC Milan overcame a late response from ACF Fiorentina and the sending-off of Zlatan Ibrahimović to earn a 2-1 victory and stay three points clear of SSC Napoli, who triumphed earlier in the day.

AC Milan maintained their three-point lead over SSC Napoli as the Serie A leaders responded to their pursuers' 2-0 win at Bologna FC by edging out ACF Fiorentina 2-1.

Fresh from their Milan derby success last weekend, the Rossoneri took an eighth-minute lead through Clarence Seedorf and extended it before the interval when Pato rounded off a flowing counterattack. Juan Vargas set up an intriguing finish by halving the deficit with 11 minutes left and Zlatan Ibrahimović's late dismissal added to the tension.

Napoli had earlier seen off Bologna courtesy of Giuseppe Mascara's opener and Marek Hamšík's penalty before the break, moving back ahead of FC Internazionale Milano, who beat AC Chievo Verona 2-0 on Saturday. S.S. Lazio overtook Udinese Calcio for fourth place with a 2-0 home triumph against Parma FC. Substitute Luca Toni scored an 83rd-minute winner for Juventus in the 3-2 success against Genoa CFC, the visitors having led twice.

US Lecce rose three points clear of the relegation zone and leapfrogged UC Sampdoria by overcoming them 2-1. Third-bottom AC Cesena staged a remarkable recovery in their 2-2 draw at US Città di Palermo, back under Delio Rossi, scoring twice in second-half added time with only ten men to level and having two further players on the bench dismissed. The bottom two – Brescia Calcio and AS Bari – also earned draws.

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Last updated: 11/04/11 11.10CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2010/11

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

10/04/2011

FiorentinaFiorentina1-2MilanMilan

Vargas 79

Seedorf 8, Pato 41

Venue: Firenze

10/04/2011

SampdoriaSampdoria1-2LecceLecce

Maccarone 69

Di Michele 39, Ruben Olivera 66

Venue: Genova

10/04/2011

BariBari1-1CataniaCatania

Gazzi 33

Maxi López 44

Venue: Bari

10/04/2011

PalermoPalermo2-2CesenaCesena

Kurtič 5, Pinilla 36

Parolo 90+2, Giaccherini 90+6

Venue: Palermo

10/04/2011

BolognaBologna0-2NapoliNapoli

Mascara 30, Hamšík 45+2 (p)

Venue: Bologna

10/04/2011

LazioLazio2-0ParmaParma

Hernanes 23, Floccari 77

Venue: Roma

10/04/2011

CagliariCagliari1-1BresciaBrescia

Cossu 22

Caracciolo 61

Venue: Cagliari

10/04/2011

JuventusJuventus3-2GenoaGenoa

Rossi 50 (o.g.), Matri 63, Toni 83

Bonucci 7 (o.g.), Floro Flores 57

Venue: Torino

09/04/2011

UdineseUdinese1-2RomaRoma

Di Natale 87

Totti 57 (p), 90+4

Venue: Udine

09/04/2011

InternazionaleInternazionale2-0ChievoChievo

Cambiasso 65, Maicon 84

Venue: Milano

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