Internazionale failed to take advantage of Juventus defeat to Milan when they went down 2-1at Udinese.
Juventus’s 2-1 defeat at Milan on Saturday had given Inter the opportunity to draw level with the Serie A leaders, but Udinese has other plans.
Marek Jankulovski put the home team ahead on 48 minutes before Iaquinta doubled the lead ten minutes later, and although Ivan Cordoba pulled one back near the end, Inter wre unable to levell the scores.
Twenty four hours earllier, Milan revived their own scudetto hopes with a 2-1 home win against Juventus. Andriy Shevchenko opened the scoring when he forced the ball past Buffon after the Juve keeper had parried the Ukrainian’s initial effort.
Juventus achieved parity seven minutes later when Pavel Nedved’s free-kick created mayhem in the Milan penalty area, before bouncing straight in.
Filippo Inzaghi restored Milan’s lead on 25 minutes when he bundled the ball past Buffon.
Juventus had chances to earn a point through Nedved and del Piero but Milan rearguard held firm and the win puts them back in the running for the title. Juventus still lead with 57 points, three clear of Inter, who lead their city rivals Milan by two points.
Elsewhere, gaols from Parma Giuseppe Cardone and Adriano helped Parma to a 2-1 win over Lazio, for whom Dejan Stankovic pulled a goal back. The win takkes Parma to within three points of Roberto Mancini’s side in the race for the fourth Champions League spot.
themselves every chance of pipping S.S. Lazio for the fourth UEFA Champions League place with a dramatic 2-1 win.
Sixth placed Chievo suffered a setback to heir European ambitions when they were defeated 1-0 by struggling Atalanta.
Roma bounced back from the disappointment of their Champions League exit when they overcame relegation-threatened Piacenza 3-0. The win takes Roma up to eighth and in sight of a UEFA Cup place.