Milan and Roma suffer shock defeats

Reuters, Saturday 7 Apr 2012

AC Milan risked surrendering top spot in Serie A on Saturday after a late goal by substitute Amauri condemned the champions to a 2-1 home defeat by lowly Fiorentina.

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AC Milan's Ibrahimovic fights for the ball with Fiorentina's Camporese during their Italian Serie A soccer match in Milan (Photo: Reuters)

Juventus play at Palermo at 1630 GMT and a win will send the Turin side top by a point with seven games left after Milan fell apart having gone ahead through Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 31st minute penalty.

Sixth-placed AS Roma suffered a major blow in the race for third and a Champions League qualifying round berth when they lost 4-2 at third-bottom Lecce where Luis Muriel and David Di Michele scored twice.

Udinese moved joint-third with Lazio, who host rivals Napoli at 1900 GMT, after a 3-1 home win over Parma while Inter Milan’s outside hopes of third were hit by a 2-2 draw against Cagliari in Andrea Stramaccioni’s second game in charge.

Bottom side Cesena were held 0-0 by local rivals Bologna to all but ended their chances of survival while second-bottom Novara drew 1-1 with Genoa. European hopefuls Catania lost 3-2 at Chievo while Siena won 2-1 at Atalanta.

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