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Torino Stun Inter Milan

Inter Milan were unable to stretch their Serie A advantage beyond six points as they were held to a surprise 1-1 draw at home by struggling Torino, and they now find their nearest challengers following a 3-0 success for Carlo Ancelotti’s men at in the late game.

Torino were given little hope by many as they pitched up at San Siro in the bottom three but, after a tepid first half, they took the lead on 47 minutes through Rolando Bianchi’s header. But Inter responded emphatically, levelling when Nicolás Burdisso headed in before striking the woodwork twice during a late siege through Hernán Crespo and Zlatan Ibrahimović.

The point edged Inter seven points clear of , who lost 3-2 to Cagliari Calcio on Saturday, but Milan leapfrogged the Bianconeri into second and cut the gap at the summit back to six points with a convincing victory in Rome. Goals either side of half-time from Pato and Massimo Ambrosini, both from expert deliveries into the box by David Beckham, flattened Lazio and Kaká wrapped up a resounding result late on.

Fourth-placed  extended their buffer on to three points thanks to Domenico Criscito’s 88th-minute goal against Città di Palermo and the capital club’s 2-2 draw away to Reggina Calcio. Elsewhere, ten-man Lecce won 2-1 away to Siena, a single strike proved sufficient for BC to beat Calcio Catania, and there was a 1-1 draw between Chievo Verona and .