Serie A round-up

Image: Ibrahimovic: Restored Milan's lead

AC Milan went top of Serie A by beating Palermo as Lazio lost away to Cesena and Inter Milan drew.

Milan go top as Lazio lose and Inter and Juve are held

AC Milan went top of Serie A by beating Palermo as Lazio lost away to Cesena and Inter Milan drew again. Juventus were also held away from home, but Roma built on their weekend derby success by hanging on to see off Fiorentina. Massimiliano Allegri's Milan side scored twice inside the final 15 minutes to secure a 3-1 victory over Palermo at the San Siro. Alexandre Pato provided Milan with a 19th minute lead before Palermo levelled early in the second half through Armin Bacinovic. Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic restored the hosts' advantage on 77 minutes and Robinho made sure of the points seven minutes from time. Lazio slipped up again as the former leaders lost 1-0 at struggling Cesena courtesy of Marco Parolo's 84th minute goal. Reigning champions Inter drew for the fifth time in 11 Serie A games this season after a 1-1 stalemate at Lecce. Diego Milito gave Inter the lead 15 minutes from time, but Lecce snatched a point through Ruben Oliveira's goal three minutes later. Juventus were also pegged back soon after taking the lead during their 1-1 draw away to lowly Brescia. Fabio Quagliarella made the breakthrough 20 minutes from time, but Alessandro Diamanti scored only two minutes later to clinch a point for Brescia. Roma kept themselves in the mix at the top end of the table after an entertaining 3-2 home win over Fiorentina. Fabio Simplicio and Marco Borriello scored either side of half-time to put Roma in control before Alberto Gilardino pulled a goal back for Fiorentina. Substitute Simone Perrotta netted Roma's third on 77 minutes before Fiorentina substitute Gaetano D'Agostino grabbed a stoppage-time consolation. Ezequiel Lavezzi scored a 94th minute winner as Napoli moved up to third in the table thanks to a 1-0 win at Cagliari. Maxi Lopez scored the only goal of the game on the hour mark as Catania claimed a 1-0 home win over Udinese, while Chievo and bottom club Bari drew 0-0. Davide Ballardini enjoyed victory in his first game as Genoa coach as Omar Milanetto's 81st minute goal secured a 1-0 home win over Bologna.

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