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Monday, April 26, 2010

Inter Milan back on top in Serie A after Roma slip-up

Inter Milan 3-1 Atalanta Bergamo

Inter Milan returned to the top of the Serie A table thanks to a comfortable 3-1 victory over relegation-threatened Atalanta in the San Siro on Saturday evening.

Atalanta 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, Inter 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 in the 78th minute and send them back to the head of the standings.

AS Roma 1-2 Sampdoria

Giampaolo Pazzini scored twice as Sampdoria stunned Roma 2-1 on Sunday and prevent them from moving back into first place in Serie A.

Roma captain Francesco Totti opened the scoring in the 14th minute before Pazzini restored parity early in the second half.

With Roma looking to reclaim the lead, Pazzini struck on a fast counter-attack with five minutes remaining to silence a jam-packed Stadio Olimpico.

With the win, Samp climbed into fourth place - the last Champions League qualifying spot.

Roma now go into the final three games trailing league leaders Inter Milan by two points.

Leading Standings in Serie A

Team        Pl  W  D  L   GF:GA Pts 
Inter Milan 35 21 10  4   68:31  73 
AS Roma     35 21  8  6   62:39  71 
AC Milan    35 18 10  7   56:38  64 
Sampdoria   35 17  9  9   45:40  60 
Palermo     35 16 10  9   54:44  58 
Juventus    35 16  6 13   52:49  54

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