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Juve downs Inter at the San Siro

Claudio Marchisio's fourth goal of the season 1 win over Inter Milan at the San Siro on Saturday, as the Turin side remained unbeaten and atop the Serie A standings.

Mirko Vucinic also scored for Juve, which won for the fifth time through nine matches and leads AC Milan by two points in the standings. Inter lost for the third time in its last five, and is 11 points off the pace in 16th.

While Juve remained the lone unbeaten side in Italy, Inter remained just five points off the bottom of the table and could fall into the bottom three Sunday when the majority of the league plays.

Juventus took the lead inside 12 minutes when Alessandro Matri's initial shot was knocked down by Inter goalie Luca Castellazzi, but Vucinic sent the second chance home from about 10 yards.

Inter answered through Maicon just before the half-hour mark, as his shot took a fortunate deflection off a defender and beat Gianluigi Buffon to the near post.

Giampaolo Pazzini beat Buffon a few minutes later in the 32nd, only to see his shot ricochet off the crossbar, and Juve responded with the match-winner off a quick attack in the 33rd.

Matri and Marchisio worked a quick passing combination at the top of the area, with the last pass putting Marchisio into space for a perfect low finish from 17 yards that curled around Castellazzi and inside the right post.

Juve made the score line stick as it continued its resurgence in Serie A, and left Inter Milan looking for answers ahead of its Champions League match with Lille on Wednesday at the San Siro.

AC Milan 3, Roma 2

Rome, Italy - Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice, including the match-winner in the 78th minute, as AC Milan defeated Roma 3-2 at the Stadio Olimpico for its fourth straight Serie A win Saturday.

Ibrahimovic opened the scoring in the 17th minute, then followed the sending off of Kevin-Prince Boateng with his second in the 78th, a goal that turned out to be the winner.

Nicolas Burdisso canceled out Ibrahimovic's opening goal, but Alessandro Nesta restored Milan's lead on the half-hour mark. Ibrahimovic's second put Milan in front by two goals, but Bojan Krikic put the match in doubt for Roma late.

Krkic scored in the 88th, but 10-man Milan held on to move into second in the Serie A table behind undefeated leaders Juventus. Roma lost for the third time in its last four and is eight points off the pace in 10th.

Catania 2, Napoli 1

Catania, Italy - Edinson Cavani scored in the opening minute for Napoli, but Catania responded with goals from Giovanni Marchese and Gonzalo Bergessio to defeat the 10-man visitors 2-1 at the Stadio Angelo Massimino on Saturday in Serie A.

After Marchese tied the match in the 25th, Mario Santana received his marching orders just before half, and Bergessio's goal 3 minutes after the break turned out to be the difference as Catania ran its unbeaten streak to six games.

Catania won for just the second time during the run and moved into sixth place and level on points with Napoli for fifth. Napoli lost for the second time in its last four and must regroup for Wednesday's Champions League game at Bayern Munich.