AC Milan missed the chance to move within one point of Serie A leaders Inter after a goalless draw with Roma, while Juventus defeated Fiorentina 2-1 to return into the top four.
Roma 0-0 Milan
Scudetto hopefuls Roma and Milan drew 0-0 at the Stadio Olimpico, a result which did neither team any significant favours in their bid to catch Serie A leaders Inter. Although the outcome maintained Milan's three-point lead over their third-placed opponents, it means Inter can pull six clear of the Rossoneri by defeating Genoa on Sunday. In a first half shorn of any significant opportunities, Julio Baptista's snapshot tested Christian Abbiati, while at the other end Marco Borriello screwed his effort wide after being played in by Ronaldinho. The second period followed a similar pattern, with Milan spurning the best opportunities to win it, first Borriello being denied by goalkeeper Julio Sergio and then both Ronaldinho and Klaas Jan Huntelaar heading over late on.
Fiorentina 1-2 Juventus
Juventus moved back into the top four in Serie A thanks to a 2-1 victory over Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. Diego gave the visitors the perfect start after just two minutes when he evaded the offside trap, ran on to Antonio Candreva's pass and waltzed around Ssbastien Frey. Fiorentina equalised through former Bianconeri midfielder Marco Marchionni on the half-hour mark, but were undone again midway through the second half when Fabio Grosso angled the ball across Frey after being played in by Mohamed Sissoko. The win means Juve climb a place to fourth, one point above Palermo, while struggling Fiorentina remain tenth.
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