Inter claim 11th straight win

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:38 IST

Italian league-leader Inter Milan beat Siena 2-0 on Saturday and matched a 97-year-old club record with its 11th consecutive win in all competitions.

Inter claim 11th straight win

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Italian league-leader Inter Milan beat Siena 2-0 on Saturday and matched a 97-year-old club record with its 11th consecutive win in all competitions. Nicolas Burdisso put Inter ahead in the 11th minute and Hernan Crespo scored his sixth goal of the season in the 54th, three minutes after Inter goalkeeper Julio Cesar saved a penalty kick. Inter has won seven straight in Serie A, two in the Champions League and two in the Italian Cup. Inter also had an 11-game winning streak in 1909-10. "It gives us a lot of confidence, a feeling like we never lose. We still haven't lost in the league," said Cesar. Inter moved seven points ahead of second-place AS Roma. Inter was in control from the start and Burdisso came charging into the area to head in a corner kick for his third goal in two games. The Argentine defender also scored twice in a 4-0 win over Messina on Wednesday in the Italian Cup. Cesar blocked a controversial penalty kick by Mario Frick in the 49th after a pulling foul by Inter defender Douglas Maicon. It was the second time Cesar has saved a penalty kick this season. Crespo scored his goal by chipping the ball over Siena goalkeeper Alex Manninger, taking advantage of poor defense. Meanwhile, in Serie B, Napoli drew 1-1 with Frosinone and moved a point ahead of Juventus and Bologna atop the standings. Juventus drew 1-1 at Genoa on Friday and Bologna beat Verona 1-0. The Napoli match, however, was suspended several times when fans threw flares onto the field. (AP)

Topics : Football Inter Milan
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