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Dogged Milan reassume pole position

Published: Tuesday 10 April 2012, 23.50CET
A depleted AC Milan side moved two points clear of Juventus at the Serie A summit after grinding out a narrow 1-0 away victory against ninth-placed AC Chievo Verona on Tuesday.
Dogged Milan reassume pole position
Sulley Muntari is mobbed after scoring Milan's early winning goal against Chievo ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 10 April 2012, 23.50CET

Dogged Milan reassume pole position

A depleted AC Milan side moved two points clear of Juventus at the Serie A summit after grinding out a narrow 1-0 away victory against ninth-placed AC Chievo Verona on Tuesday.

AC Milan reclaimed pole position in Serie A, two points clear of unbeaten title rivals Juventus, with an obdurate 1-0 win at ninth-placed AC Chievo Verona.

After a draw at Calcio Catania and a home defeat by ACF Fiorentina in their previous two matches, Massimiliano Allegri had seen his side leapfrogged at the summit by Juventus.

However, despite being dogged by a raft of suspensions and injury problems that ruled out, among others, Massimo Ambrosini, Alberto Aquilani, Luca Antonini, Thiago Silva, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Alexandre Pato, Milan bounced back in Verona.

Sulley Muntari's eighth-minute goal, a thumped strike into the bottom corner from long range, and the alertness of goalkeeper Christian Abbiati proved the difference at the Stadio Bentegodi, as a makeshift Rossoneri lineup – which included 19-year-old Serie A debutant Mattia De Sciglio – was given a thorough examination by the Flying Donkeys.

Second-placed Juventus play their game in hand at home to S.S. Lazio in one of eight fixtures to be played on Wednesday.

Last updated: 11/04/12 9.12CET

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Last updated: 10/04/2012 23:29 CET

10/04/2012

ChievoChievo0-1MilanMilan

Muntari 8

Venue: Verona

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*Atalanta BC have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 10/04/2012 23:29 CET

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