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Inter held at home as Fiorentina go third

Published: Sunday 18 November 2012, 16.13CET
FC Internazionale Milano missed the chance to close the gap on Juventus at the summit but it was a better day for ACF Fiorentina who put four past ten-man Atalanta BC to go third.

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Published: Sunday 18 November 2012, 16.13CET

Inter held at home as Fiorentina go third

FC Internazionale Milano missed the chance to close the gap on Juventus at the summit but it was a better day for ACF Fiorentina who put four past ten-man Atalanta BC to go third.

FC Internazionale Milano missed the chance to move within two points of Juventus after being held 2-2 by Cagliari Calcio, but it was a better day for ACF Fiorentina, Calcio Catania, Bologna FC and AC Siena, who all won at home.

Rodrigo Palacio gave Inter the perfect start at San Siro before two goals from Marco Sau looked to put the visitors on course for a third away win this season. However, a Davide Astori own goal eight minutes from time ensured that the spoils were shared.

Fiorentina fared much better on home soil against Atalanta BC, who had Luca Cigarini sent off in first-half stoppage time. Two goals at the end of the opening period from Alberto Aquilani contributed to a 4-1 win which moved Vincenzo Montella's side third, a point behind Inter and five behind leaders Juventus.

Elsewhere, Bologna scored two penalties in their 3-0 home win against US Città di Palermo, who finished the game with eight men. Sergio Almirón grabbed his first goals of the campaign to help Catania beat AC Chievo Verona 2-1, while Siena moved off the foot of the table with their third home win of the season against fellow strugglers Pescara Calcio, who missed a penalty and had two men sent off late on.

Shortly after his side's eighth defeat of the season, Pescara coach Giovanni Stroppa resigned, leaving the club 17th with 11 points from 13 games and the second worst defence in Serie A.

Also on Sunday, Raffaele Palladino's 89th-minute strike earned Parma FC a 2-2 stalemate at Udinese Calcio, and UC Sampdoria moved away from danger by downing derby rivals Genoa CFC 3-1.

Last updated: 04/12/13 19.03CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 14/05/2013 09:44 CET

18/11/2012

SampdoriaSampdoria3-1GenoaGenoa

Poli 16, Bovo 36 (o.g.), Icardi 88

Immobile 73

Venue: Genova

18/11/2012

UdineseUdinese2-2ParmaParma

Di Natale 9, Pereyra 50

Marchionni 46, Palladino 89

Venue: Udine

18/11/2012

BolognaBologna3-0PalermoPalermo

Gilardino 22, Gabbiadini 44 (P), Diamanti 48 (P)

Venue: Bologna

18/11/2012

InternazionaleInternazionale2-2CagliariCagliari

Palacio 10, Astori 82 (o.g.)

Sau 43, 66

Venue: Milano

18/11/2012

FiorentinaFiorentina4-1AtalantaAtalanta

Gonzalo Rodríguez 5, Aquilani 42, 45+2, Toni 49

Bonaventura 32

Venue: Firenze

18/11/2012

SienaSiena1-0PescaraPescara

Valiani 31

Venue: Siena

18/11/2012

CataniaCatania2-1ChievoChievo

Sergio Almirón 51, 85

Andreolli 90+3

Venue: Catania

17/11/2012

NapoliNapoli2-2MilanMilan

Inler 4, Insigne 30

El Shaarawy 44, 82

Venue: Napoli

17/11/2012

JuventusJuventus0-0LazioLazio

Venue: Torino

Standings

*Atalanta BC have had 2 points deducted
*Torino FC have had 1 points deducted
*UC Sampdoria have had 1 points deducted
*AC Siena have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 14/05/2013 09:44 CET

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