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Balotelli grabs brace in dream start for Milan

Published on Feb 4, 2013 6:57 AM
 
AC Milan forward Mario Balotelli (second from right) celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Udinese at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Feb 3, 2013. -- PHOTO : AP

ROME (AFP) - Mario Balotelli scored a brace on his debut, including a controversial late penalty, to secure a precious 2-1 win for AC Milan over Udinese on Sunday and move the resurgent Rossoneri up to fourth place in Serie A.

Champions Juventus remain top after restoring their three-point lead over Napoli, 2-0 winners at home Saturday against Catania, thanks to a 2-1 win away to Chievo.

Lazio's third place, however, is now under threat after a 3-2 reverse at Genoa which left Vladimir Petkovic's side only three points ahead of Milan and Inter Milan, with Fiorentina, in sixth, a further point off the pace.

As Inter dropped more points in a shock 3-1 defeat away to Siena, city rivals Milan stole the limelight thanks to a Balotelli double on what was the 22-year-old's debut following his transfer from Manchester City in midweek.

 
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