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ROME---Miroslav Klose scored two
goals a minute apart as Lazio beat
visiting Cagliari 4-2 yesterday to
move into third place in Serie A.
It was the fifth win in six matches
for the Roman club, which is level with
Sampdoria three points behind city
rival Roma and six points behind Italian
"We wanted to get third place tonight
and now that we ve got it we want to
keep it," Klose said in fluent Italian to
Sky Italia, acknowledging Lazio s turn-
around after losing three of its four
opening games. "I see how hard we
work so I m confident that it pays off."
Lazio captain Stefano Mauri put the
hosts ahead seven minutes in at the
Stadio Olimpico and the 36-year-old
Klose scored in the 25th and 26th.
Cagliari pulled one back with an
own goal from Lazio s Dutch defender
Edson Braafheid in the 48th. Then after
being reduced to 10 men, Cagliari made
the final minutes interesting with
another score from Joao Pedro in the
But Ederson restored Lazio s two-
goal lead in added time.
Cagliari, which was unbeaten for
three matches, remained four points
from the bottom.
Earlier, Hellas Verona came back
from a goal down to draw 1-1 at Cesena
and move to the middle of the table.
In Rome, Mauri set the tone when
he used the tip of his foot to find the
target from inside the box. Mauri
returned from a six-month sports ban
earlier this year but is still being inves-
tigated by judicial authorities for
Klose tapped in from close range
after being set up by Senad Lulic for
his first score, then had time to line
up a shot that was deflected in off a
defender for his second.
After helping Germany win the
World Cup, Klose has three goals in
Serie A this season.
Cagliari forward Viktor Ibarbo was
sent off for a reaction foul in the 72nd.
Pedro s goal came with a volley
through the legs of goalkeeper Federico
In Cesena, French forward Gregiore
Defrel put the hosts ahead in the 22nd
following an excellent headed setup
from Hugo Almeida. Argentine striker
Juanito Gomez equalized for Verona in
the 77th with a looping header.
Verona scored with 10 men, since
all three substitutions had been used
when Danish defender Frederik
Sorensen came off with an apparent
injury following a collision in the 73rd.
Verona is level 10th with Fiorentina,
12 points behind Juventus.
Cesena remained one point from the
scored his second goal of the night in
the 86th minute to give Eibar 3-2 win
at Rayo Vallecano in the Spanish
Arruabarrena opened the scoring in
the 37th when he converted a penalty
and Federico Piovaccari doubled the
lead when he struck the ball under
Cobeno as the goalkeeper came forward
in the 50th.
But Leo Baptistao pulled the hosts
level with two goals in less than two
minutes. His header bounced in off the
crossbar in the 67th, and he netted the
equaliser just a minute later for his
third brace of the season.
Arruabarrena then netted the winner
from a counterattack.
Eibar is ninth in the standings on 13
points after 10 rounds while Rayo is
12th on 11.
David Cobeno substituted the injured
Antonio Martinez in Rayo s goal in the
LONDON---Steven Fletcher scored
twice as Sunderland beat Crystal
Palace 3-1 Monday to climb out of
the Premier League relegation zone.
Fletcher put the visitors ahead with
a perfectly placed header in the 31st
minute and then finished off the win
in injury time by lifting the ball inside
the far post with the outside of his
Palace had equalized through an
own goal by Wes Brown in the 55th
minute, but Jordi Gomez restored Sun-
derland s lead with a low strike from
outside the area in the 79th. A frus-
trated Palace side went down to 10
men when Mile Jedinak was given a
second booking for kicking out at
Gomez, and Sunderland took advan-
tage with a quick counterattack to
score the third near the end.
Sunderland climbed to 15th with 11
points from 10 games, with Palace
two points back in 17th. AP
to third place
Sunderland tops Palace 3-1
Eibar beats Rayo Vallecano 3-2
Lazio's Miroslav Klose, centre, is challenged by Cagliari's Luca Ceppitelli during a Serie A football match
between Lazio and Cagliari, at Rome's Olympic stadium, yesterday. Lazio won 4-2. AP PHOTO
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