Inter beats Catania 2-0 Iguala and in the Lazio
Inter Milan closed the eighth day of the Italian Soccer League with a victory against Catania thanks to goals from Antonio Cassano and Rodrigo Palacio, that allow the team to tie on points with Lazio in third place in the table and maintain its aspirations for the next Champions League.
At the Giuseppe Meazza stadium the Sicilians missed two clear chances in the first half, while Inter was more precise in their game, that culminated with Cassano's header goal, that in the minute 28 in the first half he put his team ahead on the scoreboard.
El 'talentino de Bari’ He also added his fifth goal in the league championship so far this season and led his team to a victory that the Argentine Palacio sentenced just ten minutes from the end with a new goal.
In this way, Inter achieved the three points they needed to tie the 18 added by Lazio thanks to their victory against Milan by 3-2 in one of the anticipated games on Saturday.
An important victory that avoids, also, that Inter hangs out of the fight at the top of the ranking, that after this eighth day he already has a solo leader, Juventus, that in another of the meetings on Saturday, was imposed at home by 2-0 to Naples, his most direct competitor for the leadership of the table.
A table that is now with the Vecchia Signora at the top with 22 points, followed by Naples, with 19, and for Lazio and Inter, both with 18.
Besides Inter, today Cagliari also managed to prevail in their respective matches, Udinese and Parma.
The Sardinians did it at home against Bologna with a goal from Belgian Radja Nainggolan in the minute 16 of the second half, while Udinese won against Pescara and Parma against Sampdoria.
Udinese's victory was possible thanks to a goal from Brazilian Maicosuel, that after eight minutes of play after the break, he knew how to take advantage of a deflection by the Pescara defender to score the only goal of the match.
But nevertheless, Udiense's victory could have been looser had it not been for the referee's first half annulled a goal by Antonio Di Natale for offside.
Parma beat Sampdoria with two goals from Italian-Brazilian Amauri, the first penalty in the minute 36 and the second with a head when finishing an assist from Rosi.
Chievo and Fiorentina drew 1-1 in a match in which the Verona team took the lead in the minute 17 but that a minute later he saw his advantage vanish when Argentine Gonzalo Rodríguez scored the tying goal for the ‘viola’. The match between Palermo and Torino ended in a 0-0 draw.