• Friday, Sep 30, 2022
  • Last Update : 09:54 am

Roma retake second place, Inter lose again

  • Published at 12:14 am May 8th, 2017
Roma retake second place, Inter lose again
Edin Dzeko scored two first-half goals as AS Roma won 4-1 at AC Milan on Sunday to retake second spot in Serie A and keep their title hope mathematically alive on another shocking day for the Milanese pair. Earlier, midfielder Antonio Candreva missed an 87th minute penalty for Inter Milan in a 1-0 defeat at lowly Genoa, extending their winless run to seven league games. Palermo, who have employed five different coaches this season, were finally relegated after drawing 1-1 at Chievo and Lazio continued their free-scoring run with a remarkable 7-3 win over Sampdoria. With three games each to play, Roma moved up to 78 points, seven behind Juventus who were held 1-1 at home by Torino on Saturday, and set up a mouth-watering clash between the pair at the Stadio Olimpico next Sunday. Napoli are a further point behind in the Champions League playoff spot after beating Cagliari 3-1 on Saturday. Lazio and Atalanta, who drew 1-1 at Udinese, are fourth and fifth respectively and set to take the Europa League group stage spots leaving Milan, Inter and Fiorentina to scrap for sixth and a place in the qualifiers. Serie A leading scorer Dzeko took his tally to 27 with his brace at San Siro. The Bosnian exchanged passes with Mohamed Salah to score after eight minutes and headed the second before the half hour. [caption id="attachment_62176" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Dzeko took his tally to 27 league goals for the season AFP[/caption] In between, Milan's 18-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma made a brilliant save to turn Diego Perotti's shot onto the post. Mario Pasalic pulled one back in the 76th minute but Stephan El Shaarawy restored Roma's two-goal lead two minutes later and Daniele de Rossi completed the scoring with a penalty in the 87th minute after Gabriel Paletta fouled Salah. A red card for Paletta completed Milan's miserable evening. Despite their defeat, Milan held on to sixth with 59 points, three clear of Inter and Fiorentina. Inter were sunk by a 70th minute goal from their former forward Goran Pandev, who volleyed home from a rebound after Miguel Veloso’s long-range shot was tipped onto the bar by Samir Handanovic. The visiting side were gifted a late chance for an equaliser when Nicolas Burdisso was harshly ruled to have handled but Candreva's weak penalty was saved by Eugenio Lamanna. Inter's misery was compounded with a red card for midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia for dissent. The defeat left them seventh in the table, outside the Europa League places. Fiorentina pulled level with them on 56 points after Federico Bernardeschi scored in the fourth minute to stoppage time to give them a 2-2 draw at Sassuolo. Palermo earned a stay of execution with a 2-0 win over Fiorentina last week but there was no escape this time even after Edoardo Goldaniga scored a late equaliser to cancel out Sergio Pellissier's penalty. The Sicilians, who are one off the bottom with 20 points, were left 12 adrift of safety with three games to play after Empoli beat Bologna 3-1. Keita Balde Diao gave Lazio a second-minute lead but the game turned when Sampdoria defender Milan Skriniar fouled the Senegalese, was sent off and conceded a penalty, converted by Ciro Immobile, in the 20th minute. Although Karol Linetty pulled one back, further goals from Wesley Hoedt, a Felipe Anderson penalty and Stefan de Vrij made it 5-1 at halftime. Senad Lulic and Immobile made it 7-1 with 20 minutes left before Fabio Quagliarella pulled two back, one from a penalty. RESULTS Udinese 1 (Perica 53) Atalanta 1 (Cristante 41) Chievo 1 (Pellissier 67-P) Palermo 1 (Goldaniga 88) Empoli 3 (Croce 5, Pasqual 38, Costa 47) Bologna 1 (Verdi 11) Genoa 1 (Pandev 70) Inter 0 Lazio 7 (Keita 3, Immobile 19-P, 70, Hoedt 36, Anderson 38-P, De Vrij 45, Lulic 65) Sampdoria 3 (Linetty 32, Quagliarella 72, 90-P) Pescara 0 Crotone 1 (Tonev 71) Sassuolo 2 (Politano 74-P, Iemmello 85) Fiorentina 2 (Chiesa 37, Bernardeschi 90+4) Milan 1 (Pasalic 76) Roma 4 (Dzeko 8, 28, El Shaarawy 78, De Rossi 87-P)   POINTS TABLE Teams P W D L GD Pts Juventus 35 27 4 4 48 85 Roma 35 25 3 7 47 78 Napoli 35 23 8 4 45 77 Lazio 35 21 7 7 28 70 Atalanta 35 19 8 8 19 65 Milan 35 17 8 10 10 59
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail