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Milan stikes four against Parma

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Wednesday, October 26
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Antonio Nocerino scored a hat trick to help AC Milan beat Parma 4-1 Wednesday and move within two points of the Italian league lead.

Nocerino, who joined Milan from Palermo in the final minutes of the offseason transfer window, scored in the 30th, 32nd and 90th minutes at the San Siro.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic added another for the Rossoneri in the 73rd and Sebastian Giovinco pulled one back for Parma in the 78th to match Udinese's Antonio Di Natale for the league scoring lead with his sixth goal.

Juventus, which beat Fiorentina 2-1 Tuesday, leads with 16 points, followed by Udinese and Lazio - who each missed out on chances to go top - with 15 each.

Milan and Napoli are next with 14 points each.

Napoli beat Udinese 2-0 and Lazio was held to a 1-1 draw at home by Catania.

Also, Inter Milan's struggles continued with a 1-1 draw at Atalanta, with Inter goalkeeper Julio Cesar exiting at halftime with a left thigh problem; and Juraj Kucka scored an 89th-minute winner as Genoa beat Roma 2-1.

Also, it was: Cesena 1, Cagliari 1; Chievo Verona 0, Bologna 1; and Novara 1, Siena 1.

In Milan, Nocerino's opening goal came from the edge of the box after he was left unmarked inside the area and his second came with a spectacular shot to the top corner from beyond the area.

Ibrahimovic then dribbled by a defender and easily shot past Parma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante, and Nocerino scored again with a header following a cross from Antonio Cassano.

At Napoli's San Paolo stadium, Ezequiel Lavezzi put Napoli in front with a difficult volley in the 20th and Christian Maggio doubled the southern club's lead with a header in the 44th, as Udinese struggled without Di Natale, who did not make the trip.

In Rome, Miroslav Klose gave Lazio the lead with a header in the fifth for his seventh goal in 10 matches in all competitions since transferring from Bayern Munich, and Gonzalo Bergessio equalized in the 63rd from the center of the area.

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