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Milan power past Pescara, Juve march on

Published: Wednesday 8 May 2013, 23.22CET
AC Milan tightened their hold on third spot by sending four unanswered goals past relegated Pescara Calcio before champions Juventus made it nine straight wins against Atalanta BC.
Milan power past Pescara, Juve march on
Mario Balotelli celebrates his 11th goal in as many games ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 8 May 2013, 23.22CET

Milan power past Pescara, Juve march on

AC Milan tightened their hold on third spot by sending four unanswered goals past relegated Pescara Calcio before champions Juventus made it nine straight wins against Atalanta BC.

AC Milan swept aside relegated Pescara Calcio 4-0 to close in on a top-three finish in Serie A on a day when Juventus prevailed 1-0 at Atalanta BC.

The contest in Pescara was nine minutes old when Mario Balotelli struck from the spot. Sulley Muntari took receipt of Robinho's free-kick and finished unerringly to make it two and Mathieu Flamini put the result beyond doubt after half-time. Balotelli added the final flourish, turning inside the area and slamming high into the roof of the net. 

As for the champions, they made it nine victories in a row thanks to Alessandro Matri's 18th-minute winner in Bergamo, while second-placed SSC Napoli dispatched hosts Bologna FC 3-0. Elsewhere, Udinese Calcio edged out US Città di Palermo 3-2 to climb into fifth and plunge the home side deeper into the relegation mire. S.S. Lazio are two points back in sixth after overwhelming FC Internazionale Milano 3-1 at San Siro. 

At the bottom end of the table, the game between Torino FC and Genoa CFC finished goalless, while AC Siena must conjure something special to wriggle free of the relegation noose after succumbing 1-0 at home to fourth-placed ACF Fiorentina. Meanwhile, Parma FC won 1-0 at Cagliari Calcio.

Last updated: 08/05/13 23.38CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 14/05/2013 09:41 CET

08/05/2013

TorinoTorino0-0GenoaGenoa

Venue: Torino

08/05/2013

PalermoPalermo2-3UdineseUdinese

Miccoli 34 (P), Hernández 81

Muriel 9, Angella 64, Benatia 83

Venue: Palermo

08/05/2013

AtalantaAtalanta0-1JuventusJuventus

Matri 18

Venue: Bergamo

08/05/2013

SienaSiena0-1FiorentinaFiorentina

Gonzalo Rodríguez 14

Venue: Siena

08/05/2013

InternazionaleInternazionale1-3LazioLazio

Álvarez 33

Handanovič 21 (o.g.), Hernanes 45+4 (P), Onazi 76

Venue: Milano

08/05/2013

BolognaBologna0-3NapoliNapoli

Hamšík 53, Cavani 63 (P), Dzemaili 67

Venue: Bologna

08/05/2013

SampdoriaSampdoria1-1CataniaCatania

De Silvestri 36

Spolli 68

Venue: Genova

08/05/2013

CagliariCagliari0-1ParmaParma

Rosi 80

Venue: Trieste

08/05/2013

PescaraPescara0-4MilanMilan

Balotelli 9 (P), 57, Muntari 33, Flamini 51

Venue: Pescara

07/05/2013

RomaRoma0-1ChievoChievo

Théréau 90

Venue: Roma

Standings

*Atalanta BC have had 2 points deducted
*UC Sampdoria have had 1 points deducted
*Torino FC have had 1 points deducted
*AC Siena have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 14/05/2013 09:41 CET

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