Serie A round-up
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Milan sounded out a Serie A title warning with a sound 6-0 thrashing of Fiorentina.Milan sounded out their Serie A title credentials with a sound 6-0 thrashing of Fiorentina on Sunday.
Carlo Ancelotti's side increased the pressure on Italian league leaders Juventus by handing out a beating to visiting Fiorentina.
Clarence Seedorf put the reigning champions ahead after 16 minutes, and Viola stopper Giorgio Chiellini put through his own net to double the home side's advantage six minutes later.
The flood gates opened on 52 minutes when Andrei Shevchenko grabbed the first of his two, before Hernan Crespo got in on the act just after the hour mark.
Shevchenko got his second on 73 minutes before Seedorf also snatched a brace nine minutes before time to seal an emphatic win for Milan.
Juventus just about managed to respond to Milan's fine victory, but in far less convincing style.
With the pressure on, Juve travelled to Bologna but struggled in Stadio Renato Della Ara, and left it late to grab all three points.
Fabio Capello's side have some real stars amongst them, and one of their biggest Pavel Nedved again proved to be the hero as he struck four minutes from the end.
Internazionale needed a last minute Christian Vieri strike to earn a point in a 2-2 draw at lowly Siena.
Adriano had given the Milan outfit the lead when he scored from the penalty spot on 35 minutes, but Daniele Portanova equalised five minutes later.
Siena looked to have stolen all three points when Norwegian marksman Tore Andre Flo scored with just three minutes left to play, only for Vieri to earn a point at the death.
Roma also left it until the last possible moment to grab all three points at Brescia, with Alessandro Mancini's last-minute penalty earning a 1-0 win for the visitors.
Cagliari's European hopes took a blow as they were just edged out in a 3-2 thriller at Reggina, despite taking the lead after just six minutes through Antonio Langella.
Carlos Paredes equalised for Reggina just two minutes later, and the hosts took the lead through Gaetano De Rosa seven minutes after the break.
Mauro Espositon got Cagliari back in it at 2-2 but De Rosa popped up again with the winner on 76 minutes to seal the points for Reggina.
Cristiano Lucarelli was the hero for Livorno, as he scored twice on 40 and 89 minutes to see-off Parma 2-0.
Federico Cossato was the two-goal hero for Chievo as they beat Palermo 2-1 in Verona, with Luca Toni grabbing the goal for the visitors.
Francesco Flachi scored the only goal of the game as Sampdoria beat Messina 1-0.