AC Milan's lead at risk after home defeat against Fiorentina
By Alberto Cagliano Apr 7, 2012, 15:49 GMT
Rome - AC Milan crashed 2-1 at home against Fiorentina on Saturday, which offered Juventus a chance to dethrone them at the top of the Serie A later in the day.
Amauri came on to score a late winner for Fiorentina after Zlatan Ibrahimovic converted a penalty for the Devils' lead and Stevan Jovetic levelled with a great drive.
'I am very happy after a long time of sufferance,' said Amauri, who scored his first goal after transferring from Juventus in January. 'I am happy also for my wife. Tomorrow it is the 10th anniversary of our wedding.
'The group knew (an important win) was coming. We have been suffering and we have to do well in the remaining seven games. (My goal) was a favour to Fiorentina not to Juve.'
Unbeaten Juve, two points behind the champions Milan, were scheduled to visit Palermo later Saturday.
At the Giuseppe Meazza, Sulley Muntari missed after Anton Boruc parried a free kick from Ibrahimovic. But the Swede notched his 23rd goal from a 31st-minute spot kick after Serbian defender Matija Nastasic fouled Maxi Lopez.
The Argentine Lopez hit the post before the break, but the Purples levelled early in the second half with Jovetic leaping past the off-side trap to beat Christian Abbiati.
The Montenegrin striker Jovetic came close again while Lopez and Robinho missed on the other end.
But with one minute left, second-half substitute Amauri beat Abbiati for Fiorentina's winner after a one-two with Jovetic.
Kwadwo Asamoah scored a brace at Udinese beat Parma 3-1 to draw level in third place with Lazio, who looked to retain a Champions League berth when they host Napoli in late action.
Lecce beat Roma 4-2 with braces from David Di Natale and Luis Muriel, Inter Milan drew 2-2 at 10-man Cagliari, Chievo won 3-2 against 10-man Catania, Siena won 2-1 at Atalanta, Cesena and Bologna drew 0-0 and Novara drew 1-1 with Genoa.
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