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San Siro (Giuseppe Meazza) (ATT 42,000) 30th October 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: A Damato

AC Milan AC Milan vs Lazio Lazio

AC Milan 1

Kaka (54)

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Lazio 1

M Ciani (72)

Milan held by Lazio

Last Updated: 31/10/13 8:54am

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Kaka celebrates his goal for AC Milan

Kaka celebrates his goal for AC Milan

French defender Michael Ciani grabbed his first Serie A goal for Lazio to deny AC Milan a fourth league victory at the San Siro this season.

The 1-1 draw was hardly one either side needed given the gap that has opened up to the top three, in particular with second-placed Napoli and Juventus in third both enjoying wins.

It means Lazio and Milan are now 10 and 13 points adrift respectively of Napoli and Juventus, both of whom closed to within two points of Roma who have opened the season with nine straight wins.

Following a goalless first half it took a wonder strike from Kaka to break the deadlock in the 54th minute, with the Brazilian forward rolling back the years.

Picking up a short pass from the left wing from Mario Balotelli, Kaka allowed the ball to roll to his right before unleashing a sensational curling shot from the edge of the area into the top right-hand corner of goalkeeper Federico Marchetti's net.

After scoring 70 goals in 193 league appearances for Milan over six years prior to his then record-breaking £56million move to Real Madrid in 2009, it was Kaka's first since his return to the club at the start of September.

It was a goal, however, unfortunately not fit enough to win the match for Milan as Ciani ensured the visitors grabbed a share of the spoils 18 minutes from time.

With only one previous goal to his name for Lazio since a move from Bordeaux in the summer of 2012, and that in the Coppa Italia, it was Ciani's debut strike in Serie A on his 26th league appearance.

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Table

Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 34 79
2 Roma 34 64
3 Lazio 34 63
4 Napoli 34 59
5 Fiorentina 34 52
6 Sampdoria 34 51
7 Genoa 34 50
8 Inter Milan 34 49
9 Torino 33 48
10 Palermo 34 43
11 AC Milan 34 43
12 Udinese 34 41
13 Chievo 34 41
14 Verona 34 40
15 Empoli 33 38
16 Sassuolo 34 37
17 Atalanta 34 33
18 Cagliari 34 27
19 Cesena 34 24
20 Parma 34 16

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