International Soccer - Italy

Udinese tops nine-man Milan

Udine, Italy (Sports Network) - AC Milan leaves the Stadio Friuli a defeated side, falling to Udinese 2-1 on Sunday after being reduced to nine men.

Mathias Ranegie put the home side in a strong position by opening the scoring for Udinese five minutes before halftime.

Milan was able to level the score shortly after the restart as Stephan El Shaarawy bagged an equalizer in the 54th minute.

The match took a turn for the worse for visiting Milan as Christian Zapata was given his marching orders in the 66th minute for denying a clear scoring opportunity. Antonio Di Natale converted the ensuing penalty to put Udinese firmly in the driver's seat.

Milan's road back became mountainous in the 82nd minute when Kevin-Prince Boateng became the side's second player to get sent off in the game.

The Rossoneri have lost two in a row and three of their first four league games to begin their league campaign in less-than-stellar fashion.

Udinese has not fared much better, managing four points thus far after opening the season with back-to-back losses.

Siena 2, Inter Milan 0

Milan, Italy - Inter Milan suffered a shock home defeat on Sunday, falling to Siena 2-0 at the San Siro for its second loss in three Serie A contests.

The match was scoreless until the 73rd minute when Simone Vergassola broke the deadlock for Siena. Francesco Valiani added insult to injury for Inter, providing the insurance goal for Siena in the second minute of stoppage time.

Siena has one win and two draws from its first four league games, but it remains at the bottom of the table after being docked points in a match-fixing scandal.

Atalanta 1, Palermo 0

Bergamo, Italy - Atalanta left it late but managed to pick up three points in a 1-0 defeat of Palermo at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia on Sunday.

The home side was made to wait until the 88th minute when Cristian Raimondi stole the victory to power Atalanta to a second straight win.

Palermo has lost three of its first four league games to remain second from bottom in Serie A.

Sampdoria 1, Torino 1

Genoa, Italy - Sampdoria and Torino exchanged second-half penalties in a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday.

The visitors took the lead when Rolando Bianchi converted from the spot in the 69th minute, but Sampdoria leveled the score six minutes from time as Nicola Pozzi answered with a spot-kick of his own.

The point preserves Sampdoria's unbeaten start to the season but spoils the club's three-game winning streak.

Bologna 1, Pescara 1

Bologna, Italy - Bologna and Pescara traded first-half goals to split the points in a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on Sunday.

Alberto Gilardino opened the scoring for Bologna nine minutes in, but it was canceled out by Juan Quintero five minutes before halftime.

Bologna had a golden opportunity to break the tie in the 63rd minute when Pescara's Mattia Perin was sent off for denying a scoring opportunity, but Alessandro Diamanti failed to convert from the spot.

Catania 0, Napoli 0

Catania, Italy - Napoli saw its unblemished Serie A record ruined on Sunday as it was held to a 0-0 draw by Catania at the Stadio Angelo Massimino.

Catania's Pablo Alvarez was sent off in the second minute, but Napoli was unable to make heads nor tails of the extra man as it failed break through.

Napoli sits two points shy of first-place Juventus.

Genoa 1, Lazio 0

Rome, Italy - Lazio's perfect start to the Serie A season came to an end on Sunday as the club lost 1-0 to Genoa at the Stadio Olimpico despite dominating most of the contest.

The only goal came 11 minutes from time as Genoa hit on the counter attack, with Marco Borriello latching on to a through ball from Luca Antonelli to slot his shot past goalkeeper Federico Marchetti.

Lazio won its first three games but had to be content with long-range efforts against a stubborn Genoa defense, which goalkeeper Sebastien Frey was able to easily handle.

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