Serie A Round-Up
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Both Milan and Roma were comfortably expected to collect all three points on their travels this weekend in their pursuit of the scudetto.
But they had to settle for stalemates on the road which ensure Milan maintain a five-point gap over their closest challengers.
Lecce had the temerity to take the lead at home to Milan, courtesy of Javier Chevanton's 19th minute goal.
But Ukrainian hot shot Shevchenko was, once again, Milan's saviour when he poached an equaliser seven minutes in to the second half.
Try as they might, Roma could not break down Ancona's stubborn resistance, which proved bitterly disappointing for coach Fabio Capello on the back of last week's thrashing of Juventus.
Juventus took advantage of the top two both being held by closing in on the leaders courtesy of a 1-0 win at home to Reggina.
Enzo Maresca grabbed the only goal of the contest in Turin that saw Marcelo Lippi's men close to within a point of Roma and six points from league leaders Milan.
Internazionale's title aspirations are surely now dead and buried after they slipped to a 2-1 home reverse to Udinese.
After a scoreless first half, Giampiero Pinzi put Udinese ahead on 53 minutes and the lead was doubled by Dino Fava midway through the second period.
Julio Cruz pulled one back with 20 minutes left but Inter, with Christian Vieri introduced from the bench, could not find an equalising goal.
Parma boosted their prospects of claiming a UEFA Champions League berth with a last-gasp victory over Siena.
Former Parma ace Enrico Chiesa fired Siena ahead just before the break but Alberto Gilardino levelled the contest before the hour mark. Mark Bresciano arrived on the scene late to hand Parma the points in the final minute.
Bologna kept clear of the relegation zone despite being held at home by Modena and playing for much of the match with ten men.
Leonardo Colucci was sent off for two bookings on 32 minutes but two minutes later Bologna took the lead through Tomas Locatelli. Modena snared a point courtesy of Nicola Amoruso in the second half.
Brescia took an early lead at home to Sampdoria via Andrea Caracciolo's fifth minute goal but the visitors earned a draw through Cristiano Doni in the second half.