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Milan Beat Parma To Move Up To Fourth Place

When Real Madrid meet AC Milan in the Champions league they will be wary of the rossoneri’s recent impeccable form. Milan beat Parma 2-0 on Saturday night to narrow the 9 point gap that leaders Inter have over them

Once again the in-form Ronaldinho proved just why he deserves a place in the Starting line-up after setting both goals for compatriot Mario Borriello. This win moves the them up to 4th place and it was a good morale booster ahead of their tie against the Merengues.

Leonardo’s break could not have come at a  better time. The rookie coach has been under a lot of pressure to restore Milan to their form of yesteryears since taking over from Carlo Ancelotti. A string of poor showings at the start of the season had many calling on club president Silvio Berlusconi to make drastic changes in the dressing room.

Leonardo has a shot of doing something only a few coaches have ever succeeded in doing- wining the champion’s league as a player and coach albeit with the same club. If he succeeds then he will be in a class of very few men who have achieved this including his predecessor Carlo Ancelotti.

Elsewhere, Juventus squandered a 2 goal lead to lose 3-2 to Napoli at home. The new come back kids of Italian football have for the second time in one week come from 2 goals down to get a result.

Walter Mazzarri has had more success with Napoli in four games than Roberto Donadoni had during his short tenureas coach. Juve’s goals came from Trezeguet and Sebastian Giovinco. However, a Marek Hamsik goal in the 59th minute and a Jesus Datolo equaliser 5 minutes later stunned Juve. Hamsik struck again in the dying minutes to ensure his side bagged all the three points. This win moved them up to 5th position.