Saturday, 24 April 2010

Serie A - Week 35: Saturday Review

Inter climbed back to the top of Serie A with a 3-1 comeback win over Atalanta, the champions now two points clear of Roma who play on Sunday. In the day's late game, Palermo surged a point above Sampdoria into the fourth and final Champions League spot after 3-1 win over AC Milan, who are out of the Scudetto race.

Inter 3-1 Atalanta
Inter returned to the top of the Serie A table, at least temporarily, thanks to a comfortable 3-1 victory over relegation-threatened Atalanta. The visitors stunned their illustrious hosts when they took the lead with less than five minutes on the clock but, just as they had done midweek against Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final, Inter hit back with three goals. After a dire opening five minutes, Jose Mourinho's side began to get back into the game and top scorer Diego Milito levelled before McDonald Mariga gave them the lead with his first Nerazzurri goal 10 minutes from the break. Cristian Chivu also scored his first goal for the club to wrap up the points for Inter after 78 minutes and send them back to the summit - two points clear of Roma, who host Sampdoria on Sunday evening. With three games to go, Atalanta remain two points adrift of safety ahead of Sunday's games.

Palermo 3-1 Milan
Palermo boosted their chances of Champions League football next season with a comfortable 3-1 victory over AC Milan in an entertaining match at the Stadio Renzo Barbera. Cesare Bovo and Abel Hernandez put the hosts two goals up within 18 minutes as the hosts got off to a flyer. Clarence Seedorf grabbed a goal back for the Rossoneri 10 minutes into the second half but Fabrizio Miccoli wrapped up the points with a stunning strike after 68 minutes. Palermo move into fourth, a point above Sampdoria who travel to title-chasing Roma on Sunday, while Milan remain in third six points further ahead.

[Saturday 24 April] - [Sunday 25 April]

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