Milan wins on late Gilardino Goal
League leader Inter Milan hosted Parma. Roma now has 42 points, five more than Juventus. Milan has 24 points, but also has three games to make up.Updated: Jan 20, 2008 22:37 IST
Alberto Gilardino took over for AC Milan's Brazilian attack Sunday, scoring an injury-time goal in the team's 1-0 win at Udinese in the Italian league.
Gilardino, who had come on 10 minutes earlier to replace Ronaldo, took a behind-the-back pass from Kaka and scored from close range. Ronaldo, Kaka and Alexandre Pato make up Milan's potent attack. Second-place AS Roma also won, beating Catania 2-0 despite missing Francesco Totti and several other starters because of the flu. Ludovic Giuly scored in the eighth minute and Daniele De Rossi put the game away by converting a penalty in the 57th. Juventus was held to a 0-0 draw by visiting Sampdoria and lost ground on Roma.
Later Sunday, league leader Inter Milan hosted Parma. Roma now has 42 points, five more than Juventus. Milan has 24 points, but also has three games to make up.
Ronaldo hit the post once in the second half and Clarence Seedorf came close on a free kick from just outside the area in the 90th minute, but Milan had few other good chances.
With starting goalkeeper Dida out with a sprained knee, Zeljko Kalac had a rare start and made several key saves for Milan. Also, it was: Livorno 1, Empoli 0; Napoli 2, Lazio 2; Palermo 2, Siena 3; and Reggina 2, Cagliari 0.
On Saturday, Genoa beat Atalanta 2-1 and Fiorentina defeated Torino 2-1.