A 12-minute hat-trick by German Denis gave Atalanta a 4-3 win at a stunned Inter Milan after they had trailed 3-1 on Sunday, while Fiorentina - two goals down and reduced to 10 men - converted two quickfire penalties to draw 2-2 with AC Milan. Inter were set to move above Fiorentina in the race for a Champions League place when Ricardo Alvarez scored twice in four minutes to put them 3-1 ahead, until his fellow Argentine Denis sprang into action on a day of drama and controversy.
Elsewhere, Josip Ilicic scored a memorable individual goal, beating four players in a run from the halfway line before firing past Sergio Romero, to give strugglers Palermo a 3-1 win at Sampdoria, their second successive win. Antonio Di Natale scored twice in Udinese's 3-1 win over Chievo, the first after goalkeeper Christian Puggioni made a hash of trying to dribble his way out of trouble and the second a magnificent volley from an almost impossible angle.
Napoli stayed nine points behind leaders Juventus in second place with a 2-0 win over Genoa thanks to first-half goals from Goran Pandev and Blerim Dzemaili, and the Catania-Cagliari and Siena-Parma matches ended goalless.
Third-placed AC Milan (58 points) stayed six points ahead of fourth-placed Fiorentina (52) with Inter Milan and Lazio, who face neighbours AS Roma on Monday, two points further behind in the race for the Champions League qualifying round place. The top two in Serie A qualify for the Champions
09:51 AM, Apr 08, 2013
Rome: Roma captain Francesco Totti scored twice and set up two more goals in a 4-2 win that ended Fiorentina's nine-match unbeaten run on Saturday. The result left both clubs tied for fourth in the Serie A and marked a forgettable return for Fiorentina manager Vincenzo Montella, who played with Roma alongside Totti for a decade then coached the Giallorossi briefly last year. Earlier, Atalanta beat Parma 2-1 to move...
08:06 AM, Dec 09, 2012
In the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics, we retrace some memorable Indian moments at the quadrennial games. Today, a look at Leander Paes bronze medal in Atlanta. In the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, India participated with a 49-member contingent with no hopes of a medal at all. The last Olympic medal for the country had come in Moscow 1980 through the Indian hockey team - gold. The next three Olympics...
12:15 PM, Jul 16, 2012