PREVIEW: Inter keen to close in on Lazio

Inter Milan are hoping to capitalise on slip-ups by Napoli and Lazio and close in on third-placed AC Milan.

A spot-kick just before the break.

Inter, in fifth and three points behind the Biancoceleste, travel to Catania, another of the contenders for a Champions League place, on Sunday while Fiorentina host Chievo. The Nerrazzurri can close in on Lazio and be equal on points although they will still be in fourth due to a worse head-to-head record. 

Eighth-placed Roma will hope to capitalise on teams above them taking points off each other when they host Genoa, Udinese travel to struggling Pescara and mid-table sides Sampdoria and Parma meet each other.

In the weekend's other matches, bottom side Palermo face Torino, Siena host Atalanta and Bologna face Cagliari.

Saturday's Round-up

AC Milan climbed above Lazio into third place in Serie A with a comfortable 3-0 win over the Biancoceleste at the San Siro on Saturday.

Giampaolo Pazzini was on target twice for  the Rossoneri, who played over 70 minutes with an extra man following a red card to Antonio Candreva.

Kevin-Prince Boateng also found the back of the net as Milan moved a point above their opponents and into a qualifying berth for the Champions League next season.

Gokhan Inler cancelled out an early Giorgio Chiellini goal to earn Napoli a 1-1 draw against Juventus in a top-of-the-table clash at the Stadio San Paolo on Friday night.

Juve appeared to be on course for a nine-point cushion at the top of the table when Chiellini headed them in front in the 10th minute, while they scuppered further chances to increase their lead.

Napoli then levelled just before half-time with a deflected effort and had the better chances to win the game in the second half, but ultimately had to settle for a point which maintains the six-point gap between the two sides.

Friday's Serie A Result

Napoli 1-1 Juventus

Saturday's Serie A Fixture(s)

AC Milan 3-0 Lazio

Sunday's Serie A Fixture(s)

Torino vs Palermo

Siena vs Atalanta

Bologna vs Cagliari

Fiorentina vs Chievo

Catania vs Inter

Sampdoria vs Parma

Pescara vs Udinese

Roma vs Genoa

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