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Inter Milan win but Cesena top Serie A

Samuel Eto'o nets the equalizing goal before scoring Inter Milan's winner in the 2-1 success at Palermo.
Samuel Eto'o nets the equalizing goal before scoring Inter Milan's winner in the 2-1 success at Palermo.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Samuel Eto'o scores twice as Inter Milan come from behind to win 2-1 at Palermo
  • The victory lifts the defending Serie A champions up to second place in the table
  • Minnows Cesena lead the table after defeating Lecce 1-0 despite only having 10 men
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(CNN) -- Samuel Eto'o scored both goals as Serie A champions Inter Milan fought back from going a goal behind to win 2-1 at Palermo on Sunday.

The home side took a 28th-minute lead when Josip Ilicic side-footed home after goalkeeper Julio Cesar had parried Javier Pastore's shot into his path.

But Inter battled back in the second half and levelled just after the hour mark when Eto'o turned Ezequiel Munoz before drilling a shot home into the corner of the net.

And the Cameroon striker netted the winning goal eight minutes later when he netted a cross from Dejan Stankovic.

Rafael Benitez's side are on seven points from their three matches but trail underdogs Cesena on goal difference.

The Serie A newcomers continued their impressive start to the season with a 1-0 win over Lecce, with Erjon Bogdani scoring the only goal in the 55th minute.

The result was even more impressive following the 38th-minute dismissal of Giuseppe Colucci for a second yellow card, although the offence appeared to be committed by Colucci's Cesena teammate Yuto Nagamoto.

In other matches, Juventus returned to for with a crushing 4-0 at Udinese, who are bottom of the table, without a point from their three matches.

Leonardo Bonucci, Fabio Quagliarella and Claudio Marchisio all scored in the first 45 minutes minutes to make the second half a stoll for the visitors.

To make matters worse for Udinese, their former hero Vincenzo Iaquinta came off the bench to a fourth goal for Juventus amid a howl of boos and jeers.

Chievo led the table before this weekend's matches, but they slumped 1-0 at home to Brescia, for whom former West Ham striker Alessandro Diamanti scored a superb free-kick to lift his side into fifth position in the table.