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Newz Forum: SOCCER: Italy's Serie A results 5/03/05

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posted on Mar, 5 2005 @ 04:50 PM
Fabio Capello returned in style to the Stadio Olimpico as Juventus beat his former club Roma 2-1 in a stormy game on Saturday evening.

Alessandro Del Piero's penalty shortly before the interval allowed Juve to join AC Milan at the top of the standings, after the Rossoneri clinched a late victory over Atalanta earlier in the day.

But Italian referee Salvatore Racalbuto's decision to award the spot-kick was furiously contested by the Roma players with Marcelo Zalayeta looking to have gone to ground too easily on the edge of the area while Zlatan Ibrahimovic had previously been in an offside position. Two minutes earlier Antonio Cassano's strike had cancelled out Fabio Cannavaro's 10th-minute goal.

A goal deep into injury time from Andrea Pirlo helped AC Milan beat bottom club Atalanta on Saturday and remain the pacesetters in the race for the Scudetto. Earlier, Atalanta's Stephen Makinwa looked to have snatched a point for the basement boys from Bergamo when he equalised just after Massimo Ambrosini had given the defending Serie A champions the lead.

However, Pirlo's strike for the Rossoneri ensured AC Milan still have a slight edge on Juventus in what looks to be a two-horse race for the Italian title



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