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Roma beat Inter 2-1 to close in on leaders

sports Updated: Mar 29, 2010 00:47 IST

A Luca Toni goal gave Roma a 2-1 home win over Inter Milan on Saturday that took them within a point of the Serie A leaders and kept the three-way title race wide open.

The striker controlled a mis-hit Rodrigo Taddei shot and fired home in the 72nd minute as the hosts continued their remarkable recovery from the disarray they found themselves in at the start of the season.

Inter's Diego Milito had equalised just six minutes earlier with a goal that looked offside, after Roma's Daniele De Rossi opened the scoring in the 17th by capitalising on a blunder by goalkeeper Julio Cesar.

Champions Inter hit the woodwork three times, the last occasion from Milito deep in stoppage time.

Former Roma defender Walter Samuel roused Inter when he headed against the crossbar in the 42nd minute.

Argentine forward Milito, also hit the upright before scoring a goal that should probably have been disallowed for offside against Goran Pandev earlier in the move.