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Italy round-up: Juventus burst Milan bubble

Published: Sunday 10 November 2002, 21.03CET
Juventus FC beat AC Milan 2-1 on Sunday to defend the division's last unbeaten record.

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Published: Sunday 10 November 2002, 21.03CET

Italy round-up: Juventus burst Milan bubble

Juventus FC beat AC Milan 2-1 on Sunday to defend the division's last unbeaten record.
Juventus FC are up to second in Serie A as they beat AC Milan to defend the division's last unbeaten record.

One-point gap
Marco Di Vaio opened the scoring on eight minutes, and Lilian Thuram doubled Juventus's lead 16 minutes later. Andrea Pirlo pulled a goal back with a 32nd-minute penalty, but Juventus held on and are now just a point behind leaders Internazionale FC, who lost for the first time this season at home to Udinese Calcio on Saturday.

Lazio held
S.S. Lazio missed the chance to go third as they were held to a scoreless draw at home by Parma AC. Lazio were made to rue a 26th-minute Sinisa Mihajlovic penalty miss, as the Yugoslavian defender hit the post after an Adriano handball, and the Rome club, whose shares were suspended on Friday with the club suffering financial problems, were unable to break Parma's defence down after Fabio Liverani was sent off.

Chievo keep winning
AC Chievo Verona took fourth place from Lazio with a 4-1 win against bottom side Atalanta BC. Luigi Sala gave Atalanta a 40th-minute lead with a header, but Federico Cossato levelled before the break. Daniele Franceschini, Simone Perrotta and Cossato scored after half-time to give Chievo a fourth straight win, with Cristiano Doni sent off for Atalanta in the final seconds. Chievo coach Luigi Del Neri said after the game: "In the first half Atalanta created us many problems and we suffered a lot from that. Then we improved thanks to a determined recovery."

Signori from the spot
Bologna FC stayed in contention in the upper reaches of the table with a narrow 1-0 win against winless Como Calcio. Giuseppe Signori scored a 74th-minute penalty to keep the visitors second bottom of the table, level on four points with Atalanta.

Late Empoli delight
Empoli FC secured their fourth away win of the campaign by beating Brescia Calcio 2-0. Antonio Busce and Antonio Di Natale struck in the final eleven minutes, as Brescia's former European Player of the Year Roberto Baggio missed a penalty and Antonio Filippini was sent off.

Zé Maria denies Torino
Modena FC stayed in the top half after winning 1-0 at Reggina Calcio thanks to substitute Rubens Pasino's 77th-minute goal, while AC Perugia kept Torino Calcio in the bottom four with a 2-1 victory, Zé Maria hitting the decisive goal from the spot four minutes from the end.

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