AC Milan beat Lazio; Inter go top; Juve win at Cagliari

All the goals from the afternoon games in Serie A can be seen here.

AC Milan 4 – Lazio 1 (Serie A, September 21, 2008) AC Milan took the lead in the eighth minute, Clarence Seedorf played a one-two off the chest of Lazio’s Ledesma and blasted a shot into the roof of the net. Mauro Zarate brought Lazio level on 26 minutes, beating the offside trap and finishing past Abbiati. Gianluca Zambrotta restored Milan’s lead with a brilliant effort from 31 metres that gave Carrizo no chance as it whistled into the net. (First-half highlights here.) After the break the Rossoneri took control, Alexandre Pato made it 3-1 heading in a Jankulovski cross and then Kaka scored the fourth with a terrific curling strike from outside the box.

Cagliari 0 – Juventus 1 (Serie A, September 21, 2008) Juventus moved ahead away at Cagliari when Amauri collected the ball in the box and fired a low shot into the bottom corner.

Torino 1 – Inter Milan 3 (Serie A, September 21, 2008) Inter Milan raced into a three goal lead at Torino, Pisano’s own-goal, Maicon’s near post stunner and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s break-away goal put Mourinho’s charges in the ascendancy. Abbruscato netted a consolation for the hosts, as Inter moved to top spot in Italy.

Udinese 0 – Napoli 0 (Serie A, September 21, 2008)

Fiorentina 1 – Bologna 0 (Serie A, September 21, 2008) Antonio Gilardino continued his resurgence at the Viola by netting the winner, peeling off to the back post to thump home a header from Mario Santana’s right-wing cross eight minutes before the break.

Palermo 2 – Genoa 1 (Serie A, September 21, 2008) Goals from Edison Cavani (39) and Cesare Bovo (58) rendered Diego Milito’s effort a minute from time nothing more than a consolation.

Lecce 1 – Siena 1 (Serie A, September 21, 2008) Lecce and Siena could not be separated as substitute Fabio Caserta (55) came off the bench for the former to rescue his side a point after earlier Daniele Ficagna (38) had opened the scoring.

Sampdoria 1 – Chievo 1 (Serie A, September 21, 2008) The Flying Donkeys came from behind to grab a point. Daniele Franceschini opened the scoring on 48 minutes, only for Antonio Langella to level for Chievo just two minutes later.