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In-Form Milan Pull Level with Juventus

  • Reuters, Monday, April 20, 2009 2:45 PM
Filippo Inzaghi's hat trick helped AC Milan thrash lowly Torino 5-1 at the San Siro on Sunday. The win puts Milan in joint-second place with Juventus, which managed a last-minute equalizer against Inter. Inter remains 10 points ahead with just six games left in the season.

Beckham, returning to the starting lineup after two games on the bench, provided two assists for Inzaghi, 35. Inzaghi then completed his hat trick off a Ronaldinho pass in the second half before Kaka netted a penalty, Ivan Franceschini grabbed a consolation, and Massimo Ambrosini finished off the scoring.

Milan clashes with Juventus on May 10 at the San Siro in a crucial match as head-to-head records separate teams on equal points. Club bosses have warned Milan coach, Carlo Ancelotti, recently linked with moves to Chelsea and Real Madrid, that third place was the minimum requirement after limping into fifth last season.

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