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    Default Serie A: AC Milan held 1-1, Roma win

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    Ten-man AC Milan rallied for a 1-1 draw with last-place Bari on Sunday after Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off for punching an opponent in the stomach.
    Second-half substitute Antonio Cassano scored in the 82nd minute for the Serie A leader following a superb cross from Luca Antonini at the San Siro.
    Hungary forward Gergely Rudolf had put Bari ahead in the 39th, finishing off a perfectly executed set piece.

    Ibrahimovic was given a straight red card for hitting Marco Rossi in the 73rd after the defender beat him to a header.
    "We knew it wasn't going to be a game won before it started and we complicated things by allowing a goal in the first half," said Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri. "We're very bitter and upset. We've played two good games this week and we haven't gained as much as we should have."
    Milan restored its five-point lead over Inter Milan after its city rival was held to a 1-1 draw at Brescia on Friday.
    Elsewhere, Antonio Di Natale raised his league-best scoring total to 24 goals as Udinese won 4-0 at Cagliari to join Napoli in third place, nine points behind Milan.
    Also, Roma captain Francesco Totti scored twice in a 2-0 derby win over Lazio Roma's fifth consecutive win over its city rival.
    Roma midfielder David Pizarro hit the crossbar five minutes in at the Stadio Olimpico. Lazio's Cristian Ledesma and Sergio Floccari both missed decent chances before Lazio goalkeeper Fernando Muslera was unable to handle Totti's free kick as Lazio's wall fell apart in the 70th.
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