Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Serie A Week 12: Rescheduled Matches

Inter and Roma strengthened their positions at the Serie A summit, claiming comfortable victories to stretch the gap from second to third to five points. Both of tonight's Week 12 games were rescheduled after being postponed last month due to the death of a Lazio fan.

Inter brushed aside struggling Lazio with an easy victory to maintain their three-point lead over closest rivals Roma. Roberto Mancini's side produced a stylish display with Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic opening the scoring with a well-taken penalty before Maicon added a second to give the Nerazzurri a two-goal lead at the break. David Suazo, handed a start by Mancini alongside Ibrahimovic, justified his selection by netting his third goal of the season on 55 minutes to wrap up the win.

Rodrigo Taddei's brace handed Roma a comfortable victory over Cagliari in Rome as the Giallorossi kept up the pressure on Serie A leaders Inter. The Brazilian midfielder opened the scoring at the Stadio Olimpico on 28 minutes before adding his second eight minutes later. Although Roma dominated the game for an hour, Cagliari did have their chances to come back into the game but failed to take advantage and left the Italian capital empty handed. The outcome leaves Luciano Spalletti's side trailing three points behind Inter. Moreover, the result allows Roma to establish a five-point cushion over third-placed Juventus.

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