ROME: Milan conceded leadership of the Italian league after Fiorentina scored a surprise 2-1 win over the champions thanks to a last-minute goal from Amauri.
Coach Delio Rossi celebrated at the final whistle after seeing Amauri’s goal lift them five points clear of the relegation zone.
Milan had taken the lead through a Zlatan Ibrahimovic penalty only for the Viola to hit back through coveted Stefan Jovetic and then Amauri.
Juventus went top by winning 2-0 against Palermo.
Roma bid for Champions League qualification hit a setback after a 4-2 defeat at struggling Lecce but Udinese improved their hopes of with a 3-1 win against Parma.
Internazionale remain in sight of Europa League qualification after twice hitting back to force a 2-2 draw against Cagliari.
In Germany leaders and champions Borussia Dortmund maintained their three-point advantage over Bayern Munich ahead of Wednesday’s showdown after a 3-1 win at Wolfsburg on goals from Robert Lewandowski (two) and Ilkay Gundogan. Bayern kept their own hopes alive with a 2-1 win over Augsburg in which Mario Gomez scored his 24th and 25th goals of the season.
In Spain Barcelona trimmed the gap to leaders Real Madrid to three points when Lionel Messi struck twice in a 4-1 comeback win at relegation-threatened 10-man Zaragoza. The Argentinian thus became the first player to score 60 goals in a season in European top-flight soccer since Bayern Munich’s Gerd Muller who netted 67 in 1972-73.
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