Serie A - Milan move top with win over Siena
AC Milan struck twice in nine minutes to move top of Serie A with a comfortable 2-0 win over lowly Siena at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
Milan had to wait until the 54th minute to net the opener. The industrious Clarence Seedorf picked out Antonio Nocerino to drill a low shot beyond several Siena players as a relieved home side grabbed the lead with goalkeeper Zeljko Brkic unsighted.
They added a second goal on 63 minutes when Kevin-Prince Boateng fooled the referee by diving to win a penalty as Brkic was harshly booked despite failing to make any contact with the Ghana midfielder.
The Sweden forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic planted the penalty low to Brkic's right with the power of the shot beating the Siena man, who guessed right but could not claw out the ball.
MIlan are a point ahead of nearest challengers Juventus and Udinese before their matches on Sunday. Juventus host Novara while Udinese visit Lazio in Rome.
At home, Massimiliano Allegri’s side remain unbeaten in 2011 (18 games), and have won their last six at the San Siro conceding just one goal.
They visit Cagliari on Tuesday before Serie A goes into hibernation until January for the winter break.