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Inter Milan stay on top in Serie A

Result puts Inter five points clear of Juventus, which has a game in hand

AP/PTI Rome Published 31.12.23, 07:55 AM
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Inter Milan extended their lead in Serie A even though they blew a lead and drew at Genoa 1-1.

Marko Arnautovic put Inter ahead three minutes before half-time but Radu Dragusin equalized for the home side seconds before the break when he headed home from a corner. The result put Inter five points clear of Juventus, which has a game in hand.

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Earlier, Napoli drew at home with Monza 0-0, Lazio came from behind to beat Frosinone 3-1, and Fiorentina beat Torino 1-0 with a late goal.

It was the fifth time in their last seven games that defending champions Napoli failed to score. Matteo Pessina missed a penalty for Monza midway through the second half and teammate Mirko Maric was sent off in stoppage time. Both coaches also received red cards in a chaotic last few minutes.

Napoli’s barren run, meanwhile, has seen them win just 28 points from a possible 54. They sit in seventh place.

Goals were not much easier to come by in Florence but a late header from defender Lucas Ranieri — his first of the league season — earned the home side a 1-0 win against Torino.

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