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Brilliant Boateng inspires Milan, Udinese go top

Published: Sunday 23 October 2011, 18.11CET
A superb hat-trick from Kevin-Prince Boateng earned AC Milan a remarkable win at US Lecce after being three goals down, while Udinese Calcio won to go top of Serie A.

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Published: Sunday 23 October 2011, 18.11CET

Brilliant Boateng inspires Milan, Udinese go top

A superb hat-trick from Kevin-Prince Boateng earned AC Milan a remarkable win at US Lecce after being three goals down, while Udinese Calcio won to go top of Serie A.

Kevin-Prince Boateng fired a second-half hat-trick as AC Milan completed a remarkable comeback at US Lecce, who had raced into a three-goal lead by half-time.

Guillermo Giacomazzi, Massimo Oddo and Carlos Grossmüller put the hosts in a seemingly unbeatable position at the break, but Milan's Ghanaian midfielder turned the game on its head after coming on at the restart, scoring three times in 14 second-half minutes before Mario Yepes grabbed the winner with seven minutes remaining.

That lifted the Rossoneri to seventh, with Udinese Calcio a point clear of S.S. Lazio at the top after two goals from Antonio Di Natale and one from Maurizio Domizzi gave the Zebrette a 3-0 home win against Novara Calcio. As for their nearest challengers, they extended their unbeaten run to five games and kept the pressure on Udinese with a 2-0 win at lowly Bologna FC.

Bottom spot still belongs to AC Cesena, meanwhile, after Pablo Andres Gonzalez and Manuele Calaio sealed a 2-0 home win for AC Siena. FC Internazionale Milano clinched only their second league victory of the season thanks to Thiago Motta's effort against AC Chievo Verona.

Erik Lamela hit the only goal of the game as AS Roma beat US Città di Palermo 1-0, a double from Maximiliano Moralez earned Atalanta BC a 2-1 success at Parma FC, and the meeting between SSC Napoli and Cagliari Calcio finished 0-0.

Last updated: 06/12/13 7.15CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 28/10/2011 17:28 CET

23/10/2011

BolognaBologna0-2LazioLazio

Acquafresca 23 (o.g.), Lulić 48

Venue: Bologna

23/10/2011

CagliariCagliari0-0NapoliNapoli

Venue: Cagliari

23/10/2011

ParmaParma1-2AtalantaAtalanta

Valdés 80

Moralez 55, 58

Venue: Parma

23/10/2011

UdineseUdinese3-0NovaraNovara

Di Natale 33, 49, Domizzi 39

Venue: Udine

23/10/2011

RomaRoma1-0PalermoPalermo

Lamela 7

Venue: Roma

23/10/2011

InternazionaleInternazionale1-0ChievoChievo

Thiago Motta 34

Venue: Milano

23/10/2011

SienaSiena2-0CesenaCesena

Gonzalez 9, Calaio 53

Venue: Siena

23/10/2011

LecceLecce3-4MilanMilan

Giacomazzi 4, Oddo 30 (p), Grossmüller 37

Boateng 49, 55, 63, Yepes 83

Venue: Lecce

22/10/2011

JuventusJuventus2-2GenoaGenoa

Matri 6, 58

Rossi 31, Caracciolo 85

Venue: Torino

22/10/2011

FiorentinaFiorentina2-2CataniaCatania

Jovetić 20, 61

Delvecchio 43, Maxi López 82

Venue: Firenze

Standings

*Atalanta BC have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 28/10/2011 17:28 CET

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