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Juventus turn up pressure on leaders Milan

Published: Sunday 1 April 2012, 22.26CET
Juventus climbed within two points of Serie A leaders AC Milan by downing SSC Napoli 3-0, after Andrea Stramaccioni's first game as FC Internazionale Milano coach yielded a thrilling victory.

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Published: Sunday 1 April 2012, 22.26CET

Juventus turn up pressure on leaders Milan

Juventus climbed within two points of Serie A leaders AC Milan by downing SSC Napoli 3-0, after Andrea Stramaccioni's first game as FC Internazionale Milano coach yielded a thrilling victory.

Juventus kept their title aspirations alive with a 3-0 victory against SSC Napoli, after Andrea Stramaccioni's FC Internazionale Milano tenure began with a thrilling 5-4 success against Genoa CFC.

Following a cautious opening, Juventus took control after the break and were rewarded for their pressure through Leonardo Bonucci's fortuitous opener. Arturo Vidal extended their lead with an exquisite finish and Fabio Quagliarella completed the win in emphatic style, before Juan Zúñiga was sent off for the visitors.

Inter’s triumph was their first home win in the league since January 22, and it owed much to a Diego Milito treble. The Nerazzurri raced into a three-goal lead, and although the visitors rallied to make it 3-2, Mauro Zárate gave Inter breathing space again. A frantic finale ensued as Júlio César and Fernando Belluschi were dismissed and Alberto Gilardino converted two penalties either side of Milito's clincher from the spot.

There were goals aplenty in the capital too as AS Roma prevailed 5-2 against Novara Calcio. Trailing after 17 minutes, Luis Enrique's side responded with an imperious second-half display to move four points shy of a UEFA Champions League berth.

Mattia Destro clinched a 1-0 win for AC Siena against fifth-placed Udinese Calcio, while US Città di Palermo came from behind to beat Bologna FC 3-1. As for ACF Fiorentina, they hover five points above the drop zone after suffering their third loss in four, 2-1 at home to AC Chievo Verona. A place below, US Lecce endured a goalless draw with AC Cesena, and Cagliari Calcio overcame Atalanta BC 2-0.

Last updated: 01/04/12 23.27CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 03/04/2012 18:46 CET

01/04/2012

JuventusJuventus3-0NapoliNapoli

Vučinić 53, Vidal 75, Quagliarella 83

Venue: Torino

01/04/2012

SienaSiena1-0UdineseUdinese

Destro 70

Venue: Siena

01/04/2012

LecceLecce0-0CesenaCesena

Venue: Lecce

01/04/2012

BolognaBologna1-3PalermoPalermo

Sørensen 50

Donati 68, Hernández 76, Morleo 86 (o.g.)

Venue: Bologna

01/04/2012

InternazionaleInternazionale5-4GenoaGenoa

Milito 13, 27, 85 (P), Samuel 38, Zárate 74

Moretti 45+2, Palacio 59 (P), Gilardino 80 (P), 90 (P)

Venue: Milano

01/04/2012

CagliariCagliari2-0AtalantaAtalanta

Conti 11, Pinilla 54

Venue: Cagliari

01/04/2012

FiorentinaFiorentina1-2ChievoChievo

Ljajić 71

Pellissier 24, Rigoni 88

Venue: Firenze

01/04/2012

RomaRoma5-2NovaraNovara

Marquinho 25, Osvaldo 34, Fábio Simplício 55, Bojan Krkić 61, Lamela 90+2

Caracciolo 17, Morimoto 77

Venue: Roma

31/03/2012

ParmaParma3-1LazioLazio

Mariga 5, Floccari 12, 71

Scaloni 36

Venue: Parma

31/03/2012

CataniaCatania1-1MilanMilan

Spolli 57

Robinho 34

Venue: Catania

Standings

*Atalanta BC have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 03/04/2012 18:46 CET

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