Inter move level as Milan stumble
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Pizarro scored the all-important goal from the penalty spot after 36 minutes and even though Nestor Sensini was sent off two minutes after the interval Milan could not find an equaliser as Udinese held on.
City rivals Internazionale moved level on points with Milan after picking up a superb 3-0 win against Empoli while Juventus also won as the title race picks up pace.
Lazio were the other losers of the day falling to a 1-0 home defeat by Reggina.
Lazio would have expected three points from their game at Stadio Olimpico, but a goal from Emiliano Bonazzoli just after half time was enough to give Reggina the win.
Juventus eased to a 2-0 win against Perugia - but were aided by the dismissal of Alessandro Rinaldi for the visitors.
Alessandro Del Piero had already opened the scoring before the red card, and the points were wrapped up by Pavel Nedved before half time.
Inter kept pace with Juventus, courtesy of a breathtaking hat-trick from in-form Christian Vieri.
The Italian international blew the Empoli defence aside with a second half trio of strikes.
Torino were ahead twice on their visit to Bologna - but the home side earned a 2-2 draw.
Simone Vergassola opened the scoring for the visitors, only for a Giuseppe Signori penalty to level things.
Jose Franco put Toro back ahead, but Luigi Della Rocca rescued a share of the points.
Brescia also came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw with Parma - Roberto Baggio cancelling out a goal from top youngster Daniele Bonera.
Finally Perugia grabbed a solitary goal for victory over Chievo - Marco Di Loreta the 34th minute hero for the home side.
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