Borini brace helps Roma bury Inter
Fabio Borini struck twice to help AS Roma to a 4-0 home thrashing of Inter Milan and former coach Claudio Ranieri on Sunday. The game was scheduled for Saturday but the snow which has crippled Italy forced a one-day postponement.sports Updated: Feb 07, 2012 00:49 IST
Fabio Borini struck twice to help AS Roma to a 4-0 home thrashing of Inter Milan and former coach Claudio Ranieri on Sunday. The game was scheduled for Saturday but the snow which has crippled Italy forced a one-day postponement. Roma showed how impatient they were with a commanding victory which moved Luis Enrique's side to within two points of fifth-placed Inter.
Juan gave the hosts a 13th-minute lead and Italy Under-21 striker Borini scored his brace either side of the break.
Ranieri's return to Roma, where he resigned last term, was made all the more humiliating when Bojan Krkic made it 4-0 late on.
Juve, Milan held
Flying Juventus were surprisingly held to a home 0-0 draw with lowly Siena while uninspired champions Milan could not get past Napoli at a freezing San Siro. The duo, separated by a point at the top, will at least have been pleased that third-placed Udinese went down 3-2 at Fiorentina and Lazio in fourth lost 3-2 at Genoa in another cracking game where Bosko Jankovic netted twice for the hosts.
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been banned for three Serie A matches for hitting an opponent, ruling him out of a key clash with Italian league leader Juventus.
In the 64th minute of Milan's 0-0 draw with Napoli on Sunday, Ibrahimovic was expelled for slapping his right hand on the side of defender Salvatore Aronica's face. Ibrahimovic will miss a difficult game at Udinese next weekend, a game at Cesena and the match with Juventus on Feb. 25. Ibrahimovic has scored 15 goals in Serie A, one behind league leader Antonio Di Natale of Udinese. Last season, he was banned for five matches for disciplinary incidents.