Lazio Remains on Top in Serie A

James RiggioContributor IOctober 25, 2010

Lazio Remains on Top in Serie A

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    Lazio has been a big surprise thus far in the 2010-11 Serie A season.
    Lazio has been a big surprise thus far in the 2010-11 Serie A season.Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

    Lazio has been the Serie A surprise this season as it has earned 19 points to lead the league after eight match days. Sunday the club earned a 2-1 victory over the visiting Cagliari, which allowed them to maintain a two-point cushion over second-place AC Milan. Defending champion Inter remains in third place with 15 points.

Gilardino Leads Fiorentina Past Bari

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    Alberto Gilardino scored his 131st career goal in Serie A as Fiorentina defeated Bari 2-1.
    Alberto Gilardino scored his 131st career goal in Serie A as Fiorentina defeated Bari 2-1.Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

    Fiorentina earned an important three points after a slow start to the 2010-11 season thanks to 28-year-old forward Alberto Gilardino, who now has 131 goals in his Serie A career.

Roma, Parma Continue Struggles in Scoreless Draw

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    Francesco Totti could not lead Roma to victory against Parma.
    Francesco Totti could not lead Roma to victory against Parma.Claudio Villa/Getty Images

    Roma and Parma have struggled in the start to the 2010-11 season. The two sides played to a draw on Sunday.

Bologna, Juventus Play to 0-0 Tie

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    Marco DiVaio and his Bologna teammates had to be satisfied in drawing with Juventus 0-0.
    Marco DiVaio and his Bologna teammates had to be satisfied in drawing with Juventus 0-0.Roberto Serra/Getty Images

    Former Juventus striker Marco Di Vaio has become Bologna's leader and captain.

Chievo Wins Thriller Over Cesena

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    Cyril Thereau celebrates after his last-minute goal gave Chievo the victory.
    Cyril Thereau celebrates after his last-minute goal gave Chievo the victory.Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

    Frenchman Cyril Thereau, who joined Chievo from Belgian side Charleroi, scored his first career Serie A goal, as Chievo won 2-1.

Genoa Slides Past Catania, 1-0

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    Genoa celebrate after Marco Rossi's goal proved to be the game winner against Catania.
    Genoa celebrate after Marco Rossi's goal proved to be the game winner against Catania.Massimo Cebrelli/Getty Images

    The victory moved Genoa to 11 points on the season following eight league matches. Marco Rossi's goal was the difference.

Stefano Mauri Celebrates in Lazio Win

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    Stefano Mauri scored what turned out to be the game winner for Lazio.
    Stefano Mauri scored what turned out to be the game winner for Lazio.Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

    Lazio's captain and veteran midfielder scored his third goal of the season in Sunday's 2-1 win over Cagliari.

Di Michele Gets Lecce Much-Needed 3 Points

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    Lecce celebrate a goal by David Di Michele that turned out to be the game winnner.
    Lecce celebrate a goal by David Di Michele that turned out to be the game winnner.Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images

    Veteran forward David Di Michele's goal lifted Lecce to a 2-1 past Brescia in a battle of two sides who moved up to Serie A this season from Serie B.

Di Natale to the Rescue Again For Udinese

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    Teammates come to celebrate with Antonio Di Natale, who helped Udinese in a 2-1 win over Palermo.
    Teammates come to celebrate with Antonio Di Natale, who helped Udinese in a 2-1 win over Palermo.Dino Panato/Getty Images

    Antonio Di Natale scored the game winner for Udinese in a 2-1 win over Palermo. Udinese has now won three in a row and is unbeaten in four matches, after failing to earn a point after the first four of the season.

Inter-Sampdoria Draw in Battle at San Siro

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    It took time for Samuel Eto'o to score as Inter drew 1-1 with Sampdoria.
    It took time for Samuel Eto'o to score as Inter drew 1-1 with Sampdoria.Claudio Villa/Getty Images

    Both sides played very well Sunday as Inter and Sampdoria each earned a point in their 1-1 draw.

Ibrahimovic Puts AC Milan Ahead Of Inter

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    Zlatan Ibrahimovic goes up for a header, which proved to be the game winner for AC Milan.
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic goes up for a header, which proved to be the game winner for AC Milan.Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images

    The Swede's goal helped give AC Milan three points Monday. The Rossoneri are in second place with 17 points, just two behind league leaders Lazio. Inter are third with 15.

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