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Materazzi miss costs Inter Milan title clincher
May 12th, 2008 7AM

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[EUROPEAN RACES] The race for Italy's Scudetto took a dramatic turn Sunday when Inter Milan defender Marco Materazzi missed a penalty kick that would have given the Nerazzurri their third straight Serie A title. Instead, Inter, which was held to a 2-2 tie by Siena, goes into the final day of the season with a one-point lead over Roma. In France, the race for the Ligue 1 championship will also be decided this weekend. Lyon and Bordeaux remained 1-2 in Ligue 1 with one game to play.

ITALY. The race for the Scudetto will go down to the last day of the season after Inter Milan defender missed a penalty that would have given the Nerazzurri their third straight Serie A title.

Materazzi apologized for taking -- and missing -- in Sunday's 2-2 draw at the San Siro against Siena.

The Serie A leaders are now just one point ahead of second-place  Roma with one game to play. Inter visits relegation-threatened Parma and Roma is also on the road at struggling Catania.

Regular penalty taker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out with a knee injury, so Materazzi argued with striker Julio Cruz over who should take the penalty kick in the 78th minute that was easily saved by Siena keeper Alex Manninger.

"I'm sorry," said Materazzi. "I should have let Julio take it and I've apologized to him."

Roma, meanwhile, got goals from Christian Panucci and Daniele De Rossi in a 2-1 win over Atalanta.

FRANCE. Lyon and Bordeaux remained 1-2 in Ligue 1 with one game to play.

Lyon, bidding for its seventh straight league title, remained two points ahead of Bordeaux thanks to its 1-0 win over third-place Nancy on an own goal by Andre Luiz Silva.

Bordeaux remained alive with a 2-0 win against Sochaux on goals by Fernando Menegazzo and Marouane Chamakh.

Both Lyon and Bordeaux are on the road next Saturday -- Lyon at Auxrerre and Bordeaux at relegation-threatened Lens.

Elsewhere ...

-- Galatasaray won its 7th Turkish league title when it beat Genclerbirligi, 2-0, Saturday to finish the season with 79 points, six more than Champions League quarterfinalist and archrival Fenerbahce. Both teams qualify for next season's Champions League.

-- FC Basel completed a Swiss league and cup double on Saturday thanks to a 2-0 win on the final day of the season over Young Boys. Basel, which won its 12th league title, got a goal and an assist from teenager Valentin Stocker.

-- Celtic remained four points ahead of Rangers in the Scottish Premier League by beating Hibernian, 2-0. Second-place Rangers, which beat Dundee United, 3-1, on Saturday, has two games in hand.



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