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LEGA CALCIO: Inzaghi on target as AC Milan prove too good for Torino

AP , ROME

Filippo Inzaghi scored a hat trick on Sunday as AC Milan beat Torino 5-1, lifting the Rossoneri into a tie with Juventus for second place in Serie A.

Inzaghi scored in the 13th, 37th and 60th minutes at the San Siro — with his first two goals set up by passes from David Beckham.

Milan and Juventus both now have 64 points, 10 behind leader Inter.

Meanwhile AS Roma captain Francesco Totti found the net twice to move into the top 10 on Serie A’s all-time scoring list.

Totti’s goals in a 3-2 win over 10-man Lecce gave him 175 for his career — played entirely with Roma.

He moved past Amedeo Amadei, who led Roma to the 1942 title, on the all-time scorers list. Silvio Piola, who won the World Cup with Italy in 1938, tops the list with 274 goals.

Inzaghi, who has scored nine goals in his last six games, improved his tally to 149.

Totti’s goals helped put Roma back in the hunt for fourth place and Serie A’s final Champions League spot.

Fiorentina, meanwhile, wasted an opportunity to close in on fourth place with a 3-1 loss at Udinese.

Gaetano D’Agostino scored twice for Udinese after Ghana forward Kwadwo Asamoah opened the scoring against Fiorentina.

Genoa are fourth with 57 points. Fiorentina are next with 55 points and Roma have 52.

Inzaghi’s first goal came off a cross Beckham and his second, also a header, followed a deft chip from the former England captain. He completed his hat trick after taking an upfield pass from Ronaldinho on the hour mark.

Ambrosini was tripped by Torino goalkeeper Matteo Sereni to set up a penalty by Kaka in the 68th, Ivan Franceschini pulled one back for Torino in the 80th and Ambrosini took a pass from Kaka before finding the target in the 89th.

Roma opened the scoring when Totti redirected in a rebound off a free kick in the third minute. Matteo Brighi made it 2-0 in the 12th.

Lecce pulled one back with a bouncing shot from Gianni Munari in the 31st and Dimitris Papadopoulos equalized in the 55th with an angled shot. But four minutes later, Roma were awarded a controversial penalty and Totti scored from the spot.

Fiorentina struggled from the start in Udine.

Asamoah beat Sebastien Frey in the 10th minute and D’Agostino scored from a penalty to make it 2-0 in the 47th.

Fiorentina’s Dario Dainelli scored with a header in the 67th but D’Agostino restored Udinese’s two-goal lead in the 69th.

In other games it was:

• Atalanta 0, Reggina 1

• Cagliari 2, Napoli 0

• Catania 2, Sampdoria 0

• Palermo 4, Bologna 1

• Siena 0, Chievo Verona 2

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