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Serie A Wrap: Inter, Milan impress with fine wins

2 September 2013 01:09

Milan and Inter won convincingly against Cagliari and Catania respectively to send a strong message out to the rest of Serie A on Sunday.

Goals from Robinho, Philippe Mexes and Mario Balotelli helped Milan to a 3-1 victory over Cagliari, for whom Marco Sau netted.

The win capped off a week that began with a shock defeat against Hellas Verona and saw Milan book their place in the UEFA Champions League group stages.

City rivals Inter made it two wins from two with a resounding 3-0 success over a struggling Catania side now in the bottom three.

Rodrigo Palacio opened the scoring for Inter after 19 minutes before setting up Yuto Nagatomo to double his side's lead.

A spectacular Ricky Alvarez strike 11 minutes from time completed the scoring as Inter put down a marker ahead of the upcoming clash after the international break with champions Juventus, who also have maximum points.

Udinese responded to their Europa League exit in midweek by beating Parma 3-1 thanks to goals from Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Thomas Heurtaux and Luis Fernando Muriel.

Antonio Cassano opened his Parma account in reply.

Fiorentina smashed five past Genoa in a 5-2 win.

Mario Gomez netted his first Serie A goals following his switch from Bayern Munich with a brace, including a late penalty, with a Giuseppe Rossi double and an Alberto Aquilani effort making all the difference.

Roma swept aside Hellas Verona 3-0 to continue their impressive record over them at Stadio Olimpico.

An own goal from Fabrizio Cacciatore and further goals from Miralem Pjanic and Adem Ljajic made it six consecutive Serie A wins over Verona in Rome.

Elsewhere, Sassuolo search for their first Serie A point continues as they lost to 4-1 to Livorno, Atalanta beat Torino 2-0 and Bologna drew 2-2 at home to Sampdoria.

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Milan

W W L L W

3 - 1

Competition
Serie A
Date
1 September 2013
Game week
2
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
2 - 1
Full-time
3 - 1
Venue
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milano)
Attendance
30471

Goals

Robinho 8'
(assist by R. Montolivo) 
1 - 0
P. Mexès 30'  
2 - 0
2 - 1
33' M. Sau
3 - 1

Lineups

# Player Bookings
32
5 30'
17
20
4
34 70'
28
18
16
7 8'
45 62'
Coach: M. Allegri

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
23
18
16
7
8
13
24
25

Thursday 25 August

12:47
12:32
12:23
12:23
12:17
12:03
11:59
11:51
11:29
11:07
10:56
10:44
09:59
09:50
09:43
09:21
09:06
06:31
06:31
05:25
03:21
03:17
03:02
02:21
01:59
01:19
01:05
01:02
00:28
00:19

Wednesday 24 August

23:41
23:16
22:44
22:05
21:20
20:45
20:12
20:07
20:00
19:37
18:58
18:34
18:15
18:11
17:53
17:52
17:17
17:16
16:37
16:36
16:20
16:11
15:28
14:59
14:56
14:36
14:18
13:57
13:36
13:35
13:32
13:26
13:12
12:48
12:19
11:35
10:40
09:54
09:26
09:07
07:19
07:08
06:15
04:28
04:26
02:17
01:40
01:31
00:32
00:03
00:02

Tuesday 23 August

23:36
23:29
23:28
23:26
22:46
22:44
22:44
22:13
20:13
20:02
19:58
19:41
19:08
18:37
17:46
17:38
17:31
17:23
17:03
16:44
16:44
15:49
15:34
15:14
14:43
14:15
13:34
13:02
12:54
12:25
11:56
10:26
09:42
09:12
08:57
05:43
03:51
03:35
01:58
01:57
01:16
01:13
01:06
00:16
00:01
00:01

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 1 +4 3
2 1 +2 3
3 1 +2 3
4 1 +1 3
5 1 +1 3
6 1 +1 3
7 1 +1 3
8 1 +1 3
9 1 +1 3
10 1 +0 1
11 1 +0 1
12 1 -1 0
13 1 -1 0
14 1 -1 0
15 1 -1 0
16 1 -1 0
17 1 -1 0
18 1 -2 0
19 1 -2 0
20 1 -4 0

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