Vieri Leads Inter to First Place
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Internazionale of Milan took over first place in the Italian League by beating Chievo 2-1 Sunday night on Christian Vieri’s two goals, including a late penalty shot.
The winning goal came with 12 minutes left. Viere was fouled, then appeared to call off fellow striker Alvaro Recoba, choosing to take the penalty himself.
Inter is 3-0. AC Milan, Juventus and Bologna are tied for second place at 2-0-1.
Earlier Sunday, Francesco Totti scored three goals to give AS Roma its first victory of the season, 3-2 over Roberto Baggio’s Brescia. Roma, which won the 2000-01 Italian League title and finished second last season, started off 0-2.
Totti made a penalty kick a half-hour in, made it 2-0 in the 41st minute on a long shot into a high corner, and scored from outside the area with nine minutes left.
Baggio scored on a penalty kick _ his 182nd career goal _ just before halftime. Austrian midfielder Markus Schopp scored the other goal for Brescia (1-2).
Also Sunday, Bologna defeated Piacenza 1-0, Como tied Reggina 1-1, Modena edged Torino 2-1, Empoli beat Perugia 3-1, and Udinese topped Atalanta 1-0. On Saturday, Juventus tied Parma 2-2, and Milan tied Lazio 1-1.