08 Jan '12, 5pm

Football: AC Milan, Juventus and Udinese advance in Italian Serie A

Football: AC Milan, Juventus and Udinese advance in Italian Serie A

ROME: AC Milan, Juventus and Udinese all won on Sunday to put daylight between themselves and the pack in the Serie A title race. Milan won 2-0 at Atalanta to remain level on points with Juve, who beat Lecce 1-0, but Udinese are just two points back after they thumped 10-man Cesena 4-1 earlier in the day. Milan, who have a better goal-difference than Juve, had what on paper looked the toughest task of the day but they were given a helping hand in the first half. Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato collided with Thomas Manfredini as the pair chased a loose ball in the box, with both crumpling to the ground. The referee pointed to the spot and Zlatan Ibrahimovic shot home low to goalkeeper Andrea Consigli's right. Pato struck the upright in the second half before Atalanta also hit the post as a corner was flicked on by Simone Tiribocchi, touched by Matias Schelotto and then Ger...

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