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Mexès strikes late as nervy Milan finish third

Published: Sunday 19 May 2013, 23.33CET
Mario Balotelli and Philippe Mexès conjured late goals as AC Milan secured a remarkable 2-1 comeback win at AC Siena to seal UEFA Champions League football ahead of ACF Fiorentina.
Mexès strikes late as nervy Milan finish third
Philippe Mexès hit Milan's vital late winner at Siena ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 19 May 2013, 23.33CET

Mexès strikes late as nervy Milan finish third

Mario Balotelli and Philippe Mexès conjured late goals as AC Milan secured a remarkable 2-1 comeback win at AC Siena to seal UEFA Champions League football ahead of ACF Fiorentina.

AC Milan clinched third place and Italy's final UEFA Champions League place in sensational fashion as late goals from Mario Balotelli and Philippe Mexès secured a 2-1 comeback win at AC Siena that left ACF Fiorentina in fourth.

Sitting in third spot before the final round of action in Serie A, Milan had looked set for heartbreak when Claudio Terzi headed relegated Siena in front. With Fiorentina strolling to a 5-1 victory at Pescara Calcio, it seemed Massimiliano Allegri's men were destined to miss out on Europe's premier club competition, especially when Massimo Ambrosini was dismissed on 68 minutes.

Siena lost Cristian Terlizzi to a red card just moments later, however, and Balotelli restored parity from the penalty spot with six minutes remaining. With their hopes rekindled, the Rossoneri then completed a remarkable turnaround when Mexès found the net three minutes from time.

Also on Sunday, Udinese Calcio made sure of fifth spot and a UEFA Europa League berth by prevailing 5-2 at FC Internazionale Milano, who ended the campaign in ninth. Below Udinese, AS Roma saw off SSC Napoli 2-1 to leapfrog capital neighbours S.S. Lazio, who succumbed 1-0 at Cagliari Calcio.

Last updated: 20/05/13 0.32CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2013/14

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Last updated: 19/05/2013 23:05 CET

19/05/2013

InternazionaleInternazionale2-5UdineseUdinese

Juan 12, Rocchi 63

Pinzi 1, Domizzi 10, Di Natale 40, Antunes da Silva 52, Muriel 66

Venue: Milano

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CagliariCagliari1-0LazioLazio

Dessena 75

Venue: Trieste

19/05/2013

RomaRoma2-1NapoliNapoli

de Mattos Filho 47, Destro 58

Venue: Roma

19/05/2013

TorinoTorino2-2CataniaCatania

Cerci 53, Bianchi 83

Sergio Almirón 25, Bergessio 62

Venue: Torino

19/05/2013

PescaraPescara1-5FiorentinaFiorentina

Vittiglio 76

Ljajić 16, 24, 59, Fernández 28, Jovetić 54

Venue: Pescara

19/05/2013

SienaSiena1-2MilanMilan

Terzi 25

Balotelli 84 (P), Mexès 87

Venue: Siena

19/05/2013

PalermoPalermo1-3ParmaParma

Miccoli 75

Gobbi 38, Valdés 41, Belfodil 45+1

Venue: Palermo

19/05/2013

AtalantaAtalanta2-2ChievoChievo

Stendardo 8, Giorgi 84

Théréau 76, 90+3

Venue: Bergamo

19/05/2013

BolognaBologna0-0GenoaGenoa

Venue: Bologna

18/05/2013

SampdoriaSampdoria3-2JuventusJuventus

Éder 31 (P), De Silvestri 57, Icardi 75

Quagliarella 25, Giaccherini 90+1

Venue: Genova

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