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Muntari Goal Gives Inter Boost

Sulley MuntariGhana midfielder Sulley Muntari’s quest to win over the fans of Inter Milan was given a further boost as he scored on Saturday to help the Italian side to victory.

Muntari scored for title holders Inter Milan to beat visiting Catania 2-1 late to remain atop the Serie A with a two-point lead over Sampdoria.

Muntari and Dutchman Wesley Sneijder sealed Inter’s win after Samp hammered 10-man guests Bologna 4-1 through goals from Giampaolo Pazzini, Reto Ziegler and a Daniele Mannini brace.

Catania tried to start off with aggressive midfield tactics, but fell behind after 13 minutes largely due to a blunder from Andrea Campagnolo.

The goalkeeper remained static on the goal line when a cross from Muntari hit the back of the net as Cameroon star Samuel Eto’o missed the deflection by a hair’s breadth.

A first telling action for Catania on 20 minutes was a long-range drive from Argentine Ezequiel Carboni that Julio Cesar deflected by his right post.

Inter remained firmly in control and were far more threatening on 28 minutes with a smashing shot that Patrick Vieira slammed against the bar.

The second goal that secured Inter’s win came three minutes later from a free kick that Sneijder curled into the upper left corner with Campagnolo barely able to scrape the ball with his fingertips.

Catania pulled one back with seven minutes left as Giuseppe Mascara, who came on in the second half, converted a spot kick after Julio Cesar floored Gianvito Plasmati, also a substitute.

Muntari’s performance has won him friends at the club after he was booed this month for an unimpressive performance during a game.


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