Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Serie A - Week 17: Rescheduled Matches

AC Milan moved up to second in Serie A and to within four points of leaders Inter thanks to a late 2-1 win at Fiorentina, while Udinese secured a vital comeback win against Cagliari in the other Week 17 rescheduled game.

Fiorentina 1-2 Milan
Alexandre Pato struck deep in stoppage time to hand AC Milan a come-from-behind 2-1 win at Fiorentina. Former Milan striker Alberto Gilardino opened the scoring after 14 minutes before Klass Jan Huntelaar came off the bench to restore parity with nine minutes remaining. Visiting goalkeeper Christian Abbiati kept his team in the game with two great saves before Pato silenced the fans at the Stadio Artemio Franchi seconds from time. The outcome has lifted the Rossoneri above Roma into second in Serie A and reduced the gap with league leaders Inter to four points.

Udinese 2-1 Cagliari
Pasquale Marino celebrated his return to the bench with a crucial victory as Udinese came from behind to secure all three points against high-flying Cagliari in a 2-1 win. The visitors got off to the perfect start when Jeda headed them in front with less than three minutes played. However, two goals in as many second-half minutes from Alexis Sanchez and top scorer Antonio Di Natale marked Marino's return to the helm with a bang. Udinese creep up to 15th with that result, while the Sardinians, who remain eighth and two points off a Europa League spot, miss the chance to move up to fourth.

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