• Inter Milan lose to Roma

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Sep 26, 2010-

MacDonald Mariga’s Inter Milan suffered their first league defeat under coach Rafael Benitez losing 1-0 to Roma on Saturday.

Mariga however watched his team battle hard from the bench at the Stadio Olimpico.

Mirko Vucinic sealed a narrow victory for the hosts in stoppage time at the end of the second half to stretch Roma's unbeaten home run in Serie A to eighteen games.

Cordoba for Samuel was the only change from the Inter team that breezed past Bari in midweek, while Roma had the likes of Totti, De Rossi and Burdisso back in their starting lineup.

Inter's main threat in the opening half was Dejan Stankovic. The Serbian had three good attempts blocked, and almost scored with his fourth, a splendid long-range effort that dipped over Lobont and bounced off his crossbar.

The match turned sour and tempers flared as frustration set in after the restart, Morganti producing no less than seven yellow cards in a 26-minute spell.

The Nerazzurri kept their cool though and had more ball possession, Eto'o coming close on three occasions and forcing two difficult saves from Lobont.

The game looked to be heading for the first 0-0 draw between the two teams since 26 October 2003, but in time added on De Rossi swung in a cross from the right and Vucinic squeezed between Lucio and Chivu to send a diving header past Julio Cesar.

This was Inters first defeat of the domestic season.

Meanwhile, AC Milan won for only the second time in five league matches beating Genoa 1-0. 

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  P W D L GD Pts
  5 3 1 1 5 10
1Internazionale 4 3 0 1 4 9
2Chievo Verona 4 3 0 1 1 9
3Brescia 5 2 2 1 3 8
4AC Milan 4 2 1 1 2 7
5Catania 4 2 1 1 1 7
6Lazio 4 2 1 1 1 7
7Cesena 4 1 3 0 4 6
8Cagliari 4 1 2 1 1 5
9Sampdoria 4 1 2 1 1 5
10Parma 4 1 2 1 -1 5
11Napoli 4 1 2 1 -1 5
12Bologna 5 1 2 2 -2 5
13Genoa 4 1 2 1 -3 5
14Bari 5 1 2 2 -4 5
15AS Roma 4 1 1 2 1 4
16Juventus 4 1 1 2 0 4
17Palermo 4 1 1 2 -4 4
18Lecce 4 0 2 2 -2 2
19Fiorentina 4 0 0 4 -7 0
 
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