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Costly result for Milan
by Paul Kennedy, February 9th, 2009 7AM



[ITALY] AC Milan's 1-1 tie with Reggina on Saturday proved costly. The result dropped the Rossoneri eight points behind leader Inter Milan a week before their derby, and Brazilian star Kaka was injured with a foot injury that will keep him out of action for at least two weeks.

Kaka scored on a penalty kick in the 67th minute to salvage a point for Milan at the San Siro Stadium.

The match featured Ronaldinho's first start in a month, but he was substituted in the second half after having had little impact. David Beckham started and played the whole game for AC Milan.

Inter beat Lecce 3-0 on goals by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Luis Figo and Dejan Stankovic. Figo had not scored a league goal since September 2007.

Ten-man Juventus moved into second place when Christian Poulsen scored in stoppage time for a 2-1 victory over Catania.


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