Serie A round-up
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Milan cut Juventus' lead at the top of the table to three points, while Lecce were relegated.
Milan cut Juventus' lead at the top of the table to three points, while Lecce were relegated on a stormy Saturday in Serie A.
There were a total of 10 red cards in the 10 games as Milan beat Messina 3-1 away and Juventus were held at home by Lazio.
Tomasso Rocchi put Lazio ahead on 29 minutes, but David Trezeguet snatched a point for Juventus three minutes from time. The visitors also had Ousmane Dabo sent off.
In Milan's victory at struggling Messina, there were four dismissals as the Rossoneri turned up the title heat on Juventus.
Giuseppe Sculli, who was later sent off, put the hosts ahead on six minutes before Marek Jankulovski and Gennaro Gattuso had Milan in front by half time.
Alberto Gilardino wrapped up the win on 89 minutes as Milan had Clarence Seedorf red carded, while Sculli's team-mates Antonio Nocerino and Salvatore Aronica were also sent off.
Internazionale seem booked for third spot after crushing Reggina 4-0 at Giuseppe Meazza.
Julio Cruz scored in each half for Inter, while Obafemi Martins and Cesar were also on target in the first period.
Fiorentina tightened their grip on fourth after a 2-1 win at home to Empoli, with Manuel Pasqual and Luis Jimenez netting.
Empoli's consolation arrived on 65 minutes, but it could not prevent Fiorentina moving three points ahead of Roma.
The Giallorossi were held 0-0 at home by Sampdoria and also had French defender Philippe Mexes sent off.
Lecce have been relegated after a 1-1 draw at home to Treviso ensures they are 10 points from safety with three games to play.
Mirko Vucinic put Lecce ahead on three minutes, but Cristian Ledesma was sent off as Treviso levelled on 82 minutes through Ferreira Reginaldo.
Livorno ended a torrid run of form as Cristiano Lucarelli's hat-trick saw off Palermo 3-1 at home.
Lucarelli's treble had Livorno in command before Palermo replied in the last minute through Giovanni Tedesco.
Sergio Pellissier's 89th minute penalty handed Chievo Verona a point at Udinese, who had taken a 77th minute lead through Antonio Di Natale.
Domenico Morfeo's second half equaliser claimed a point for Parma at home to Siena, who led on 23 minutes courtesy of Tomas Guzman.
Ascoli drew 2-2 at home to struggling Cagliari in a game of three red cards. Marco Ferrante put Ascoli ahead, only for David Suazo's brace to put the visitors in control.
Maurizio Domizzi's penalty secured a point for the hosts, who had Domenico Cristiano sent off for two yellow cards, despite only entering the fray on 77 minutes. Cagliari had Michele Canini and Francesco Bega sent off.