Milan march on - Juve romp
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ukrainian marksman Andrei Shevchenko proved to be the difference between the two sides, as his decisive finish shortly into the second-half rocked Bologna.
Bologna had chances of their own, with Leonardo Colucci forcing a fine diving save out of Dida.
Milan, though, seem to have found the gritty resilience that has been lacking in recent seasons and found a second through Serginho to seal the win.
Internazionale joined their city rivals at the top of the table with a comfortable 2-0 win over Modena.
Uruguayan striker Alvaro Recoba opened the scoring for the hosts after just six minutes and Argentine hit-man doubled the lead 15 minutes later to leave Inter in firm control.
Champions Juventus are still in the title hunt and the Turin side had a comfortable 5-0 win over Reggina.
First-half goals from Antonio Conte and David Trezeguet set Marcello Lippi`s men on their way and Alessandro Del Piero forced Francesco Cozza to turn the ball into his own net shortly after the hour.
Del Piero played a part in the third, but was able to claim a goal of his own 20 minutes from time as he tucked home a penalty.
Reggina were shell-shocked and conceded a late fifth as Marco Di Vaio got in on the act.
Roma lost further ground on the leaders as they were beaten 1-0 at home by high-flying Chievo.
Luigi Del Neri`s side continue to eke out results and a last-minute strike by Federico Cossato heaped more pressure on the shoulders of Fabio Capello.
Como did little for their hopes of surviving the drop as they surrendered a lead before drawing 1-1 with fellow strugglers Atalanta.
Sasa Bjelanovic scored for the home side on the stroke of half-time, but Paolo Foglio rescued a point with a second-half strike.
Struggling Piacenza came from a goal behind to earn a 1-1 draw with Parma, while Udinese and Perugia played out a 0-0 draw.