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Inter top Serie A following stunning comeback win over AC Milan

Monday, 2020-02-10 09:31:22
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Soccer Football - Serie A - Inter Milan v AC Milan - San Siro, Milan, Italy - February 9, 2020 Inter Milan's Nicolo Barella in action with AC Milan's Hakan Calhanoglu. (Photo: Reuters)
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Inter Milan went top of Serie A on Sunday after completing a remarkable second half comeback to overturn a two-goal deficit and beat AC Milan 4-2.

Inter move into first place on goal difference, after catching Juventus on 54 points following their 2-1 defeat by Hellas Verona on Saturday, while Milan are 10th with 32 points.

* Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich drew 0-0 with visiting RB Leipzig on Sunday, missing their chance to increase their lead at the top of the table, with their opponents staying a point behind in second place. Sunday's only other game between Borussia Moenchengladbach, who are fourth on 39 points, and Cologne was postponed due to a storm warning.

* La Liga leaders Real Madrid continued their rampant form by coming from behind to win 4-1 at Osasuna on Sunday for a fifth consecutive league victory as they produced a defiant response to their Copa del Rey defeat by Real Sociedad.

* Top seed Gael Monfils captured his third title at the Open Sud de France in Montpellier on Sunday with a clinical 7-5 6-3 win over Canada's Vasek Pospisil in the final. The 33-year-old, who also lifted the trophy in 2010 and 2014, saved all four break points he faced and converted two out of four to secure the win and match compatriot Richard Gasquet's haul of three titles.

* Substitute John Lundstram grabbed the 84th-minute winner as promoted Sheffield United continued their unexpected bid for European football with a 2-1 Premier League win over struggling Bournemouth on Sunday. Chris Wilder's side, expected by many to be battling relegation on their return to the top flight after 12 years, find themselves in fifth place, two points behind Chelsea who occupy the fourth Champions League qualification spot.

* Relegation-battling Lecce halted Napoli’s revival with a shock 3-2 win at the Stadio San Paolo on Sunday, their first Serie A victory at the venue since 1998. The result ended a run of three consecutive wins for Napoli in all competitions and left the hosts in 11th place with 30 points, eight ahead of 17th-placed Lecce.

* The four matches due to be played in the Premier League this weekend were reduced to three on Sunday when Manchester City's home game against West Ham United was postponed due to the extreme weather. Storm Clara is currently affecting the British Isles with winds of over 100 kilometers an hour accompanied by heavy rain or snow were predicted.

* Paris Saint-Germain continued their dominance in French Ligue 1 as they dispatched Lyon 4-2 at the Parc des Princes on Sunday. The win also helped the defending champions restore their 12-point lead over second-placed Marseille. Thomas Tuchel's side have bagged 61 points from 24 games with 20 wins, one draw and three losses.

* FC Barcelona coach Quique Setien enjoyed a winning return to the Benito Villamarin Stadium as his side kept their title challenge alive with a 3-2 win away to his former club Betis. It was a thrilling game in which Barca twice had to come from behind and both sides had a player sent off.

* Second-half goals from Lynn Williams, Lindsey Horan and Megan Rapinoe gave the United States a 3-0 win over Canada in the final of the CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying tournament in southern California on Sunday. Both nations had already booked their spots at the Tokyo Games with semi-final victories -- the United States beating Mexico 4-0 and Canada edging Costa Rica 1-0 -- turning the final into a relaxed, celebratory occasion in Carson.

Reuters, Xinhua