Football / Italian Round-Up: Mancini strikes twice

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WHILE the runaway leaders, Milan, dropped a rare point, only Sampdoria in the top half of Serie A managed to take advantage, beating Cagliari 2-0.

Roberto Mancini, Sampdoria's captain and leading scorer, improved his chances of a recall to the national team with two goals, one in each half.

Second-placed Internazionale, 11 points adrift, were held 1-1 at home by Roma, who beat Milan in the Italian Cup in midweek. Roma's Claudio Caniggia scored a second-half equaliser after Sergio Battistini's opener.

Torino stay in third place following a 1-1 draw at home to Atalanta while Juventus left their internationals, Roberto Baggio and Dino Baggio, on the bench and went on to lose 2-0 at lowly Brescia.

ITALIAN LEAGUE: Ancona 1 (Sogliano 37) Parma 1 (Melli 88); Brescia 2 (Raducioiu 22, Rossi 69) Juventus 0; Cagliari 0 Sampdoria 2 (Mancini 24, 70); Fiorentina 2 (Effenberg 47, Batistuta 54) Pescara 0; Genoa 0 Foggia 0; Internazionale 1 (Battistini 45) Roma 1 (Caniggia 65); Lazio 2 (Gascoigne 38, Bergodi 86) Milan 2 (Papin 9, Winter og 37); Napoli 3 (Ferrara 45, Policano 53, Fonseca 68) Udinese 0; Torino 1 (Aguilera 47) Atalanta 1 (Cosidpoti 64).

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