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Milan see off Cesena to resume Serie A lead

Published: Sunday 19 February 2012, 23.00CET
AC Milan returned to the top of the Serie A standings ahead of next weekend's meeting with second-placed Juventus by recording a 3-1 win at bottom club AC Cesena.

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Published: Sunday 19 February 2012, 23.00CET

Milan see off Cesena to resume Serie A lead

AC Milan returned to the top of the Serie A standings ahead of next weekend's meeting with second-placed Juventus by recording a 3-1 win at bottom club AC Cesena.

AC Milan have reclaimed their one-point lead in Serie A after posting a 3-1 win at AC Cesena, on a day when S.S. Lazio conceded five.

Juventus assumed first place by downing Calcio Catania 3-1 on Saturday and still boast a game in hand, but Milan made sure to lift themselves back on top before they entertain the Bianconeri on Saturday. Sulley Muntari set things rolling with a goal on his debut after 29 minutes and Urby Emanuelson struck a second moments later, before Robinho added to his midweek double against Arsenal FC with the third after half-time.

Daniel Pudil's 65th-minute effort for the hosts was no more than a consolation, and Cesena remain bottom of the standings, seven points from safety.

Udinese Calcio, meanwhile, are up to third – level on points with fourth-placed Lazio – after they drew 0-0 with Cagliari Calcio and the Biancocelesti suffered a 5-1 reverse against US Città di Palermo. Lazio had André Dias dismissed with 16 minutes left.

US Lecce are two points away from danger thanks to their 4-1 success against fourth-bottom AC Siena. Elsewhere, AS Roma edged Parma FC 1-0, AC Chievo Verona triumphed by the same margin at Genoa CFC and the game between Novara Calcio and Atalanta BC ended goalless.

Last updated: 05/12/13 19.08CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 22/02/2012 15:47 CET

19/02/2012

UdineseUdinese0-0CagliariCagliari

Venue: Udine

19/02/2012

PalermoPalermo5-1LazioLazio

Édgar Barreto 10, Donati 20, Silvestre 42, Budan 47, Miccoli 51

Kozák 85

Venue: Palermo

19/02/2012

NovaraNovara0-0AtalantaAtalanta

Venue: Novara

19/02/2012

CesenaCesena1-3MilanMilan

Pudil 65

Muntari 29, Emanuelson 31, Robinho 55

Venue: Cesena

19/02/2012

RomaRoma1-0ParmaParma

Borini 26

Venue: Roma

19/02/2012

GenoaGenoa0-1ChievoChievo

Théréau 30

Venue: Genova

19/02/2012

LecceLecce4-1SienaSiena

Muriel 32, Di Michele 68 (penalty), Cuadrado 82, Brivio 90+4

Del Grosso 25

Venue: Lecce

18/02/2012

JuventusJuventus3-1CataniaCatania

Pirlo 22, Chiellini 74, Quagliarella 81

Barrientos 4

Venue: Torino

17/02/2012

FiorentinaFiorentina0-3NapoliNapoli

Cavani 3, 55, Lavezzi 90+1

Venue: Firenze

17/02/2012

InternazionaleInternazionale0-3BolognaBologna

Di Vaio 37, 38, Acquafresca 85

Venue: Milano

Standings

*Atalanta BC have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 22/02/2012 15:47 CET

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