Serie A Round-up
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Milan's advantage at the top of the table is now six points with three matches to go as they failed to break down a stubborn Udinese side.
Norwegian striker John Carew enjoyed an eventful, and fleeting, appearance as Roma claimed a 3-0 triumph against relegation-haunted Empoli.
Francesco Totti fired the hosts ahead on 41 minutes while Carew doubled the advantage on 64 minutes, just 60 seconds after coming on as a substitute.
But by the 68th minute, Carew was back off the field after he was dismissed, along with Empoli's Jorge Vargas, following a clash between the pair before Totti added further gloss to the scoreline by netting again a minute from time.
Juventus' hopes of catching Roma for second spot are fading fast after they suffered a surprise loss at home to Lecce in a seven-goal thriller.
David Trezeguet put Juve into an early lead but goals from Daniele Franceschini and a Klas Ingesson brace had Lecce in command by the interval.
Lecce continued to boost their survival prospects early in the second half when the coveted Javier Chevanton made it 4-1 before Enzo Maresca and Alessandro Del Piero almost earned Juve a point.
Internazionale remain in the prized fourth UEFA Champions League place after they held out for a 0-0 draw at home to key rivals Lazio.
Parma failed to take advantage of the stalemate as they were pegged back by struggling Reggina.
Mark Bresciano put Parma in front on nine minutes but Stefano Torrisi snared a point for the home side early in the second half.
Modena raised their hopes of survival as Diomansy Kamara's 58th minute goal was enough to see off Sampdoria at home.
At Brescia, two old stagers stole the show as Perugia, having decided to play, earned a 1-1 draw against the ten-man hosts.
Fabrizio Ravanelli had the visitors ahead on 37 minutes but Roberto Baggio nicked a point for Brescia on the stroke of half time.
As the match petered out towards a draw, Brescia had Fabio Petruzzi sent off three minutes from the final whistle.
Bologna gained a convincing victory at home to Siena after building on Sam Dalla Bona's 32nd minute opening goal.
Claudio Bellucci extended that lead on 64 minutes before Siena were brought back into the contest by Michele Mignani. Carlo Nervo netted six minutes from the end to secure the points for Bologna.
Ancona's dire season at the foot of the table continues after second half goals from Luigi Sala and Franco Semioli gained a deserved away win for Chievo Verona.
Click below for an individual match summary:
Ancona 0-2 Chievo
Bologna 3-1 Siena
Brescia 1-1 Perugia
Inter Milan 0-0 Lazio
Juventus 3-4 Lecce
Modena 1-0 Sampdoria
Reggina 1-1 Parma
Roma 3-0 Empoli
Udinese 0-0 Milan
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