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Serie A, Week 27: Milan take third, Inter come back from two down to win

AC Milan put ten man Lazio to the sword to go third, while city rivals Inter snatched a dramatic 90th minute winner. Elsewhere, Antonio Di Natale joined an elite club and Mauro Icardi increased his market value as Udinese and Sampdoria picked up key victories, while Bologna won big. Juventus and Napoli shared the spoils on Friday night.

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Bologna ease relegation worries with big win

Bologna brushed aside fellow strugglers Cagliari 3-0 to move above their opponents and pull 11 points clear of the relegation zone.

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Samp continue to win; Parma continue to lose

Man of the moment Mauro Icardi found the net again as an on-form Sampdoria stole victory in a tight game at home to struggling Parma.

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Torino and Palermo share the points

Torino and Palermo played out a 0-0 draw in Turin, not the ideal start for Gian Piero Gasperini's second stint in charge of Palermo and not the ideal result for their relegation fight.

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Palacio leads Inter to comeback victory

Inter went in at the break 2-0 down and looking doomed, but a stirring second half comeback secured three points and maybe Andrea Stramaccioni's job for the immediate future.

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Larrondo nets as Fiorentina struggle to Chievo win

It was a closer game than they may have been expecting, but after 78 minutes of toil against a determined Chievo, Fiorentina finally found a winner, with Marcelo Larrondo opening his viola account.

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Delfini continue to sink

Antonio Di Natale’s milestone goal set Udinese on the way to a 1-0 victory over Pescara at the Stadio Adriatico.

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Roma and Genoa both look to continue good runs

Roma seem to have finally found their stride under Aurelio Andreazzoli, whilst Genoa have finally began to look like a football team and are slowly but surely beginning to stave off the threat of relegation.

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Elephants look to leapfrog lacklustre Inter

Catania's great season so far could get better on Sunday, as a victory over faltering Inter would see them leapfrog their more illustrious opponents in the Serie A table and even put themselves in the mix for shock Champions League qualification.

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Vincible Viola host faltering Flying Donkeys

Neither of these sides have been in great form of late, but with Vincenzo Montella's side having played some of the best football Italy has seen this season, they're clear favourites.

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Milan back in Champions League contention

AC Milan displaced Lazio in third place with a 2-0 win over them at the San Siro. However, the visitors were forced to play 75 minutes with ten men.

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Parma travel to Sampdoria for friendly meeting

Sampdoria and Parma's supporters are conjoined in the friendly Italian tradition of 'twinning' meaning there's usually a cordial atmosphere in the stands. With neither of these sides having much to play for, this shouldn't be any different.

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Gasperini returns to lead Rosanero to Turin

Less than a month after unceremoniously dumping him in favour of Alberto Malesani, Maurizio Zamparini re-appointed Gian Piero Gasperini as Palermo manager. He takes them to inconsistent Torino with the Rosanero desperate for a victory for their relegation fight.

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Champions League hopefuls clash at the San Siro

The winner of this game takes third place outright in Serie A and a massive step towards Champions League qualification.

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As you were at the top of Serie A

The gap between league leaders Juventus and Napoli remains six points after the two sides played out an entertaining 1-1 draw at the San Paolo.

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Napoli vs. Juventus: Lineups

Napoli sit six points behind league leaders Juventus and a loss today by the would move the Partenopei nine points back with 11 games to play. No major changes in Walter Mazzarri's lineup, he's got his first choice group out for this must win match. We'll have to wait and see if it'll be enough to get Napoli a massive win.

Antonio Conte starts Federico Peluso in the place of the injured Paolo De Ceglie rather than starting Kwadwo Asamoah. Either the Ghanaian has a knock or Conte is holding him back for the Champions League. Gieorgio Chiellini has recovered enough from a bruised leg to make the starting lineup.

Napoli starting lineup (3-4-2-1): Morgan De Sanctis; Miguel Britos, Hugo Campagnaro, Paolo Cannavaro; Juan Zúñiga, Valon Behrami, Gökham Inler, Christian Maggio; Goran Pandev, Marek Hamsik; Edinson Cavani.

Juventus starting lineup (3-5-2): Gianluigi Buffon; Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini; Federico Peluso, Claudio Marchisio, Arturo Vidal, Andrea Pirlo, Stephan Lichtsteiner; Sebastian Giovinco, Mirko Vučinić.

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Week 27's intrigue doesn't end on Friday

Week 27 in Serie A may start with the most mouthwatering game of the round, but don't go away -- there's more than enough to keep you entertained right through to Sunday evening.

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Friday fun as top two meet in Napoli vs Juventus

Friday evening's clash between Napoli and Juventus at the Stadio San Paolo will go some way to determining the eventual winner of the Scudetto.

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It's now or never for Mazzarri's Napoli

The end of the current Napoli era is nigh, and tonight could mark their last chance to go out with a Scudetto bang.

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