Saturday, 15 March 2008

Serie A Week 28: Saturday Review

Roma came from behind to defeat AC Milan 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico to close to within three points of leaders Inter in Serie A while Udinese and Lazio shared a four-goal thriller.

Roma closed the gap on Serie A leaders Inter to three points after scoring two goals in three minutes to see off Milan 2-1 in Rome. Ricardo Kaka opened the scoring after 56 minutes to seemingly put the visitors on course to extend their 10-game unbeaten run in Serie A. However, substitutes Ludovic Giuly and Mirko Vucinic netted after 78 and 81 minutes to secure the three points for Luciano Spalletti's men, who have now won three consecutive top-flight games. The result leaves Milan one point behind Fiorentina, who host Genoa on Sunday, in the race for the final Champions League qualifying spot.

A late Antonio Di Natale strike ensured Udinese a share of the spoils at home to Lazio. The visitors from Rome went ahead through Tommaso Rocchi's 11th-minute strike but Damiano Ferronetti equalised for the hosts early in the second period. Cristian Ledesma fired the visitors in front again with 10 minutes remaining but there was still time for Di Natale to pop up with the leveller. The point leaves Udinese in sixth place, two points clear of Sampdoria who play Catania on Sunday, while Lazio stay 11th.

[Saturday 15 Mar] - [Sunday 16 Mar]

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