Inter downs AC in Milan derby

ROME (AP) Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored Sunday to lead Inter Milan to a come-from-behind 2-1 win over city rival AC Milan.

Ibrahimovic received a pass from Julio Ricardo Cruz and angled a shot past Milan goalkeeper Dida in the 75th minute. The play developed after Milan defender Marek Jankulovski lost control of the ball.

Ronaldo had put Milan ahead in the 40th, scoring with a long, low shot from outside the area. The Brazilian was making his first appearance against his former club since returning to Italy in January.

Cruz replaced Hernan Crespo in Inter’s attack in the 54th and equalized seconds later. Dida got his hands on a cross from Ibrahimovic but he couldn’t stop the ball completely and Cruz hit it in.

Ibrahimovic, who personally took the blame for Inter’s elimination from the Champions League by Valencia on Tuesday, was given a yellow card for diving in the 30th. Replays indicated that Milan defender Daniele Bonera tripped Ibrahimovic, however, and Inter should have been awarded a penalty.

Inter leads the Italian League with 73 points. AS Roma, which beat Udinese 3-1, is second with 57 points. Milan, which began the season with an eight-point penalty from the Italian match-fixing scandal, is sixth with 40 points.

Francesco Totti scored twice and provided the cross for a header by Simone Perrotta in Roma’s win.

Totti has scored 18 times this season and is on pace to break his personal-best of 20 goals in 2003-04.

Totti converted a penalty in the 33rd after Brazilian midfielder Ghilherme Siqueira was called for a handball. The Roma captain has missed six penalties this season — four in Serie A — but calmly beat Udinese goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis.

Six minutes later, Totti set up Perrotta’s sixth goal of the season, then headed in a free-kick by Daniele De Rossi in the 60th.

Ghana forward Gyan Asamoah scored for Udinese in the 69th, heading in a corner.

Lazio beat Reggina 3-2 with an 80th-minute goal by Stephen Makinwa and moved into a tie for third with Palermo, each with 46 points.

Sevilla slips up

MADRID (AP) Sevilla missed a chance to take over first place in the Spanish league Sunday, allowing Javier Portillo to score the winning goal in the 76th minute in a 1-0 loss to Gimnastic Tarragona.

Portillo, on loan from Real Madrid, headed in Jose Maria Calvo’s floated pass to keep FC Barcelona in first place.

Sevilla, which had been unbeaten in seven games, needed a draw at Nou Estadi to reclaim first place but gave a below-par display, even though Frederic Kanoute hit the bar just before halftime.