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Ibrahimovic rescues point for leaders Inter

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  • Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic rescues point for Italian leaders Inter Milan
  • Ibrahimovic scores goal that gives Serie A champions a 1-1 draw with Cagliari
  • In Saturday's other match, Genoa cruised to a 3-0 win over Torino to go fourth
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(CNN) -- Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic rescued a point for Italian leaders Inter Milan, as they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Cagliari in their first match since returning from the Christmas break.

Ibrahimovic proved Inter's savior again, scoring a late equalizer to earn a point against Cagliari.

Ibrahimovic proved Inter's savior again, scoring a late equalizer to earn a point against Cagliari.

Robert Acquafresca put Cagliari in front in the 65th minute at the San Siro when he took advantage of a slip by defender Walter Samuel to score his seventh goal of the season.

However, Ibrahimovic converted Hernan Crespo's pass at the far post 13 minutes from time to earn Inter a valuable point.

Both sides had chances to win the match in a frantic finale. Acquafresca missed an open goal with seven minutes remaining, while Sulley Muntari hit the post in the 86th minute.

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The result lifts champioons Inter up to 43 points, seven ahead of Juventus and 10 ahead of city rivals AC Milan, who both now have a game in hand. Juventus play host to Siena on Sunday while Milan are at Roma.

In Saturday's other game, Genoa cruised to a 3-0 win over Torino to join Fiorentina in joint fourth place in the Serie A table, courtesy of headers from Giuseppe Biava, Basko Jankovic and Thiago Motta.

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