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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Inter Draws 1-1, Vicenza Debuts at Top of Serie A

ROME -- Vicenza took advantage of Inter's 1-1 draw in the Milan derby to go clear at the top of the Italian first division for the first time in its 94-year history.


Goals in each half from Gabriele Ambrosetti were enough to see off bottom-of-the-table Reggiana and give Vicenza its first taste of life at the summit of serie A.


Inter, which led the table at the start of the day, made the worst possible start to a tenacious derby with AC Milan, falling behind to a Roberto Baggio goal in just four minutes.


Frenchman Marcel Desailly put Baggio through to delicately lift the ball over the advancing Gianluca Pagliuca.


Within eight minutes, Inter was level. Paolo Maldini was judged to have pulled down Ivan Zamorano in the area, and French playmaker Youri Djorkaeff converted the spot kick.


Despite dominating the second half, Milan failed to secure the win it badly needed to close the gap on its arch-rivals.


The dropped points keeps the champion five points behind Vicenza with three other teams.


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Real Madrid knocked Barcelona off the top of the Spanish first division Sunday thanks to a hat-trick by Croatian international Davor Suker in a 4-2 win over Valencia.


With 32 points from 14 games, Real leads by one point after Barcelona's 2-1 defeat at Athletic Bilbao.


Suker combined superbly with Dutch international Clarence Seedorf in Real's best performance of the season.


Yet coach Fabio Capello's side had to come from behind after a defensive mistake let Goran Vlaovic through, and Valery Karpin was on hand to knock home the rebound in the 12th minute when Vlaovic's shot hit a post.


But Real struck straight back with two goals in five minutes from Suker.


The first came when the Croat reached acrobatically to control a through ball from Seedorf before crashing a fine shot into the roof of the net.


Seedorf set up the second with a perfectly-weighted pass to Victor Sanchez, who found Suker with a cross that hit a defender and ballooned over goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta.


Suker completed his second hat-trick of the season 15 minutes after the break when a cunning back-heel by Seedorf set up Roberto Carlos, who found Suker completely unmarked.


Raul sealed the game with a superb lob over Zubizarreta, before Valencia pulled one back from the penalty spot.


(For other results, see Scorecard.)