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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

AC Milan's 0-0 Draw at Juventus Keeps Inter on Top

PARIS -- Italian champions AC Milan earned a precious 0-0 draw away to European champion Juventus, and kept neighbors Inter Milan top of the serie A for another week.

The scoreline was just the sort of neighborly gesture Inter had been hoping for after their own 2-2 draw with Italian Cup holders Fiorentina at San Siro.

Liberian striker George Weah and Roberto Baggio both created and missed chances for Milan, while Croatian striker Alen Boksic and substitute Michele Padovano came desperately close for Juventus.

Vicenza stayed in second spot after missing their chance to make a slice of Calcio history. They drew 2-2 with struggling Verona. A victory would have sent them one point clear at the top of the serie A for the first time in the club's 94-year history.

Vicenza had to rally from 2-0 down after 25 minutes to earn a draw. Sampdoria had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Parma after Enrico Chiesa's late equalizer against his old club, while Lazio skipper Giuseppe Signori scored a hat-trick as they ended a dismal run by beating Piacenza 3-1.


Real Madrid took over on top of the Spanish first division -- at least for 24 hours. Real came away comfortable 3-1 winners from Sevilla but arch-rivals Barcelona need only a draw when they face Valladolid at home Monday to recapture the leadership.

Fabio Capello's men could be forgiven for erring on the side of caution at the start, since Valencia brought on their new Brazilian striker Bebeto for a first appearance in front of the home fans.

But although he was given a tremendous reception, the South American never quite got his act moving and found the Real defenders were taking no prisoners. He was taken off 15 minutes from time.

In the meantime Real Madrid had surged to a decisive lead with two goals from Predrag Mijatovic and another from Croatia's Davor Suker. Salvar Ballesta scored the only goal for the home side.


A ninth goal of the season by Brazilian striker Giovane Elber helped Stuttgart score a 3-1 win over VfL Bochum and stay top of the Bundesliga on goal difference over Bayer Leverkeusen.

Leverkeusen, unbeaten in 10 matches, won 2-0 away at Hamburg, with Ulf Kisten scoring both its goals.

(For other results, see Scorecard.)