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Serie A wrap: Inter comeback boosts Champions League hopes

SoccerNews in Serie A 3 Mar 2013

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Inter Milan came from 2-0 down to snatch a 3-2 away win over Catania in Sunday’s Serie A action.

Inter Milan came from 2-0 down to snatch a 3-2 away win over Catania in Sunday’s Serie A action.

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he hosts raced to a 2-0 lead inside the opening 20 minutes thanks to goals from Gonzalo Bergessio and Giovanni Marchese, before Ricky Alvarez reduced the deficit just after half-time.

Rodrigo Palacio, whose introduction inspired Inter’s second-half revival, got the equalising goal, and the hosts were left to rue the number of chances they missed as Palacio struck the winner deep into added time.

The win saw Inter move level with fourth-placed Lazio on 47 points, with both clubs a point behind AC Milan.

In other results, Francesco Totti drew level with Gunnar Nordahl on 225 Serie A goals as his penalty helped Roma secure a 3-1 win over Genoa.

Totti opened the scoring from the spot in the 16th minute to join the Swede in equal second for most goals in the Italian top flight.

Marco Borriello levelled for Genoa before Roma secured the win and moved into seventh thanks to efforts from Alessio Romagnoli and Simone Perrotta.

Fiorentina stay in sixth spot thanks to their 2-1 home win over Chievo.

Manuel Pasqua put Fiorentina ahead five minutes in, but Isaac Cofie levelled proceedings seven minutes before the interval.

Argentine substitute Marcelo Larrondo scored the winner in the 78th minute, giving Vincenzo Montella’s side all three points.

An early goal from Antonio Di Natale handed Udinese a 1-0 win at relegation-threatened Pescara, while a strike from exciting prospect Mauro Icardi just before the hour mark gave Sampdoria a 1-0 triumph against Parma at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

Atalanta had a brace from Giacomo Bonaventura to thank for their 2-0 away win over Siena, and Bologna cruised to a 3-0 victory over Cagliari, who had defender Francesco Pisano sent off in the second half.

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