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Pazzini stuns Cesena with late double

Published: Saturday 30 April 2011, 23.58CET
The Serie A title race is still alive after FC Internazionale Milano striker Giampaolo Pazzini scored twice in added time to sink AC Cesena, while SSC Napoli also kept in touch with a narrow win.
Pazzini stuns Cesena with late double
Giampaolo Pazzini has scored 14 Serie A goals this term, eight of them for Inter ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 30 April 2011, 23.58CET

Pazzini stuns Cesena with late double

The Serie A title race is still alive after FC Internazionale Milano striker Giampaolo Pazzini scored twice in added time to sink AC Cesena, while SSC Napoli also kept in touch with a narrow win.

In a dramatic climax to their fixture at relegation-threatened AC Cesena, FC Internazionale Milano snatched victory from the jaws of defeat as Giampaolo Pazzini struck twice in added time to keep alive his side's faint hopes of retaining the Scudetto.

Cesena had deservedly taken the lead when Igor Budan (56) met Luca Ceccarelli's centre with a splendid first-time volley. However, Massimo Ficcadenti's resurgent side − who had lost just one of their prevous nine matches − were pegged back when Pazzini flicked in Samuel Eto'o's left-wing cross (90+1).

His second, a precise header from Maicon's delivery, came 20 seconds from the end of the five added minutes and moved the Nerazzurri to within five points of leaders AC Milan, who host Bologna FC on Sunday.

SSC Napoli are a point behind Inter after overcoming Genoa CFC 1-0, Marek Hamšík scoring his 11th Serie A goal of the campaign seven minutes from time.

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Results

Italian Serie A 2010/11

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

30/04/2011

NapoliNapoli1-0GenoaGenoa

Hamšík 83

Venue: Napoli

30/04/2011

CesenaCesena1-2InternazionaleInternazionale

Budan 56

Pazzini 90+1, 90+5

Venue: Cesena

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*Team Bologna FC have had 3 points deducted
Last updated: 23/05/2011 14:39 CET

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