AC Milan move step closer to crown

While Milan marched on, champions and city rivals Inter Milan beat Lazio 2-1 to move up to second place, ahead of Napoli who lost by the same score at Palermo, while Bari were relegated.

AS Roma beat Chievo Verona 1-0 to consolidate sixth place and close in on Udinese, three points ahead, and fourth-placed Lazio. Sent clean through by Antonio Cassano, Robinho finished coolly eight minutes from time to give Milan a hard-earned win over relegation-threatened Brescia, who are now five points from safety.

Cassano should have given Milan the lead four minutes before the break when he somehow nodded over from eight yards after being picked out by Kevin-Prince Boateng's cross.
He missed another gilt-edged chance in the second half, heading badly wide after brilliant skill from Clarence Seedorf. Milan had goalkeeper Christian Abbiati to thank for late saves from Alessandro Diamanti, whose swerving free-kick struck the bar with 10 minutes to go.
"We should have finished them off in the first half," Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri told Sky Italia. "There's nothing to celebrate yet, but we'll have a nice Easter."

At the San Siro, Inter came back from a goal and a man down to defeat Lazio. The Nerazzurri made a lacklustre start and were reduced to 10 men after 22 minutes when Julio Cesar was sent off.

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