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Pato Seals Win For Milan

AC Milan moved up to 2nd in the Serie A after beating Fiorentina 2-1 at the Artemio Franchi stadium last night. Milan are now just 4 points behind league leaders and city rivals Inter who also beat their European opponents Chelsea by a similar goal margin at the San Siro in the first leg of the Champions league knockout stage yesterday.

Milan went down in the 14th minute when their former striker Alberto Gilardino tapped in the ball after Milan’s defense failed to clear a Stefan Jovetic pass. It seemed as though the Rossoneri were headed for another defeat until Leonardo brought on Huntelaar for Gattuso with 14 minutes left on the clock and the Dutchman  responded by scoring Milan’s equaliser after a neat one- two with Ronaldinho.

Ronaldinho has been vital to Milan’s success this season. If he is not scoring then he is setting up his team mates with fabulous balls. With about 10 minutes left in the game, Dinho again turned provider for Compatriot Pato as his cross found the youngster inside the area and he made no mistake about putting it in the back of the net.

Milan have emerged with an important victory and the heat in the Serie A title race has been turned up a notch higher. This season’s scudetto is anyone’s to win by anynone i mean Inter, Milan or Roma. These 3 teams  all have a chance. With 13 games left to the end of the season, all these teams will have to bring out their A game and avoid blunders that can cost them the title.

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