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Milan extend lead at Serie A summit

Published: Sunday 11 March 2012, 17.21CET
AC Milan opened up a four-point lead at the Serie A summit after a 2-0 victory against US Lecce, while second-placed Juventus could only manage a goalless draw at Genoa CFC.

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Published: Sunday 11 March 2012, 17.21CET

Milan extend lead at Serie A summit

AC Milan opened up a four-point lead at the Serie A summit after a 2-0 victory against US Lecce, while second-placed Juventus could only manage a goalless draw at Genoa CFC.

AC Milan stretched their lead at the top of Serie A to four points with a 2-0 defeat of US Lecce, as closest title challengers Juventus drew 0-0 with Genoa CFC.

Antonio Nocerino opened the scoring on seven minutes following a neat move with Zlatan Ibrahimović, before the Swedish international turned goalscorer, netting in the league for the 19th time this season. With four wins from their last five, the Rossoneri have taken the initiative from rivals Juventus, who endured their fourth consecutive draw.

Antonio Conte's side were unable to find an elusive goal at Genoa, but can count themselves unlucky after twice striking the woodwork through Simone Pepe and Mirko Vučinić in a frantic second half.

Third-placed S.S. Lazio failed to take advantage, going down 3-1 at home to Bologna FC. The visitors surged into a two-goal lead inside 28 minutes through Daniele Portanova and Alessandro Diamanti, before matters got even worse for the hosts when Matuzalém was sent off. Despite pulling a goal back, Lazio were reduced to nine men following Álvaro González's dismissal, and René Krhin made them pay by adding Bologna's third.

There was another shock defeat for Udinese Calcio as Novara Calcio moved off the foot of the table with a 1-0 win. Elsewhere, Calcio Catania made it five games unbeaten as they defeated ACF Fiorentina courtesy of Francesco Lodi's 58th-minute penalty, while AC Siena triumphed 2-0 at ten-man AC Cesena thanks to second-half strikes from Franco Brienza and Erjon Bogdani.

Parma FC eased their relegation fears, coming from behind to draw 1-1 with Atalanta BC, a result which leaves them 16th and six points clear of third-bottom Lecce.

Last updated: 05/12/13 9.22CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 21/03/2012 10:55 CET

11/03/2012

NovaraNovara1-0UdineseUdinese

Jeda 16

Venue: Novara

11/03/2012

LazioLazio1-3BolognaBologna

Rubin 56 (o.g.)

Portanova 11, Diamanti 28, Krhin 60

Venue: Roma

11/03/2012

MilanMilan2-0LecceLecce

Nocerino 7, Ibrahimović 64

Venue: Milano

11/03/2012

AtalantaAtalanta1-1ParmaParma

Manfredini 5

Paletta 55

Venue: Bergamo

11/03/2012

CataniaCatania1-0FiorentinaFiorentina

Lodi 58 (penalty)

Venue: Catania

11/03/2012

CesenaCesena0-2SienaSiena

Brienza 75, Bogdani 81

Venue: Cesena

11/03/2012

GenoaGenoa0-0JuventusJuventus

Venue: Genova

10/03/2012

PalermoPalermo0-1RomaRoma

Borini 3

Venue: Palermo

09/03/2012

ChievoChievo0-2InternazionaleInternazionale

Samuel 87, Milito 90

Venue: Verona

09/03/2012

NapoliNapoli6-3CagliariCagliari

Hamšík 10, Cannavaro 19, Astori 30 (o.g.), Lavezzi 56 (penalty), Gargano 70, Maggio 84

Larrivey 37, 77, 90+2

Venue: Napoli

Standings

*Atalanta BC have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 21/03/2012 10:55 CET

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