Spectacular Rafael Marques own goal sets up AC Milan win

 A spectacular own goal by Brazilian defender Rafael Marques, followed by a Keisuke Honda brace gave AC Milan a 3-1 win at Verona in Serie A on Sunday.

Spectacular Rafael Marques own goal sets up AC Milan win

Milan: A spectacular own goal by Brazilian defender Rafael Marques, followed by a Keisuke Honda brace gave AC Milan a 3-1 win at Verona in Serie A on Sunday.

Marques, facing his own goal, was under no pressure when he tried to hoof away Ignazio Abete`s cross but completely miskicked and instead sent a sliced volley whistling past goalkeeper Rafael in the 21st minute.

Honda burst clear and sent a curling finish past Rafael six minutes later, then ran onto Adil Rami`s through ball to prod home his sixth goal of the season after the break as Milan climbed to fourth with 14 points from seven games. 

Nicolas Lopez scored Verona`s late consolation.

Third-placed Sampdoria (15 points) stayed unbeaten although they squandered a 2-0 halftime lead in a 2-2 draw at lowly Cagliari.

Manolo Gabbiadini and Pedro Obiang put Sampdoria in the driving seat but the game changed when Fabrizio Cacciatore gave away a penalty, was sent off and Danilo Avelar converted for Cagliari in the 59th minute. 

Cagliari took control and Marco Sau equalised with a low shot on the turn.

Richmond Boakye scored Atalanta`s first home goal of the season in 1-0 win over Parma and promoted Palermo claimed their first win of the season when a stoppage time header from Costa Rica defender Giancarlo Gonzalez gave them a 2-1 win over Cesena. 

Filip Djordjevic scored his fifth goal in three games to set Lazio on the way to a 2-0 win to Fiorentina. The visitors wasted so much time that the referee added on eight minutes of stoppage time, during which Senad Lulic added the second.