Soccer-Inter held, Milan snatch late win in Serie A

Jan 26 (Reuters) - Inter Milan's troubles continued when they were held to a goalless draw at home to bottom club Catania in Serie A on Sunday.

Neighbours AC Milan, however, eased their crisis by scoring twice in the last five minutes for a 2-1 win at Cagliari, their second straight league win since Clarence Seedorf took over as coach.

Mario Balotelli scored direct from a free kick and Giampaolo Pazzini hooked in the winner for Milan, who had trailed to Marco Sau's first-half goal in Sardinia.

Earlier, second-placed AS Roma cut Juventus' lead at the top to six points by winning 3-1 at Hellas Verona. Inter are fifth with 33 points, only one ahead of Parma, Torino and Hellas Verona while Milan climbed to ninth with 28 points. (Reporting by Brian Homewood; Editing by Justin Palmer)