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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

L D W W 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

Wednesday 25 January

Tuesday 24 January

23:56
23:50
23:18
23:04
22:45
22:03
21:53
21:39
20:50
20:16
19:35
19:09
19:00
18:51
18:35
18:35
18:22
17:48
17:24
17:04
16:53
16:47
15:44
14:36
14:11
14:09
13:10
12:57
12:40
12:18
11:47
11:11
10:00
09:25
05:22
04:12
02:02
01:28
00:56
00:34

Monday 23 January

23:58
22:58
21:56
21:51
21:47
21:22
20:20
18:47
18:04
17:21
17:09
17:09
16:59
16:28
16:04
15:35
15:03
14:57
14:34
14:24
14:21
14:07
14:01
13:59
13:51
12:31
12:07
12:04
11:42
11:20
10:49
10:13
09:34
08:59
08:16
04:47
04:46
04:46
02:31
01:46
01:20
00:59
00:58
00:20

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 20 +26 48
2 21 +24 47
3 21 +23 44
4 21 +11 40
5 21 +11 39
6 21 +9 38
7 20 +7 37
8 20 +8 33
9 21 +7 30
10 20 -5 26
11 21 -14 26
12 21 -3 25
13 21 -9 25
14 21 -4 24
15 21 -5 24
16 21 -5 24
17 21 -14 21
18 20 -20 10
19 21 -24 10
20 20 -23 9

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