Inter slumps to another defeat

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Inter Milan stumbled again on Saturday, 1 to Catania to give the Nerazzurri four losses from six Serie A games.

Esteban Cambiasso's goal in the sixth minute was a promising start for Claudio Ranieri's side, but Inter allowed two goals in the opening five minutes of the second half to leave the club just above the bottom three.

A long cross from Maicon set up the opening goal as Cambiasso met the ball on the volley and sent it flying past goalkeeper Mariano Andujar in the Catania net.

Despite trailing by a goal at the break, Catania had the better of the play in the first half and the hosts needed just two minutes to equalize after halftime when Gonzalo Bergessio's pass was smacked past Inter goalkeeper Luca Castellazzi with a first-time effort from Sergio Almiron.

Bergessio was involved again a few minutes later when he was fouled inside the area by Castellazzi, allowing Francesco Lodi to convert from the spot to put Catania ahead.

Inter never really managed to produce a great chance over the final 40 minutes, and in the end Catania was unlucky not to extend its lead.

AC Milan 3, Palermo 0

Milan, Italy - AC Milan got back into the win column on Saturday with a comfortable 3-0 win over Palermo at the San Siro.

Milan had won just once in five games but took the lead shortly before halftime through Antonio Nocerino.

Robinho added a second goal for the Rossoneri in the 54th minute, and Antonio Cassano capped the scoring in the 62nd to snap a three-game unbeaten run for Palermo.

Parma 2, Napoli 1

Naples, Italy - Parma won for the third time in five games on Saturday as Francesco Modesto's goal in the 81st minute handed the club a 2-1 victory over Napoli.

Massimo Gobbi's opener for Parma in the 56th minute was erased by a goal from Giuseppe Mascara in the 76th, which pulled Napoli level.

But Parma denied the home side a chance to move to the top of the league when Modesto finished off a cross from Sebastian Giovinco, while Napoli's Edinson Cavani was denied by the post in the final minutes.