Serie A round-up
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Internazionale did their city rivals Milan a massive favour with a 1-0 win at Juventus.Internazionale did their city rivals Milan a massive favour with a 1-0 win at Juventus to blow the title race wide open again.
Julio Cruz grabbed the only goal of the game on 15 minutes to inflict a fourth defeat of the season on Juventus.
Milan moved level on points with Juventus at the top of the table with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Chievo.
Clarence Seedorf grabbed the all-important winning goal for Milan on 64 minutes.
Siena boosted their survival hopes with an impressive 2-0 win at Roma who had captain Francesco Totti sent off.
Massimo Maccarone fired the visitors in front on the hour mark and veteran striker Enrico Chiesa wrapped up the win with the second two minutes from time
Parma picked up a precious point with a 1-1 draw against UEFA Champions League chasing Sampdoria at Ennio Tardini.
Andrea Gasbarroni gave Sampdoria the lead on 34 minutes, but their lead proved short-lived with Alberto Gilardino drawing Parma level four minutes later.
Udinese missed the chance to climb above Sampdoria after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Livorno.
Stefano Mauri gave Udinese the perfect start with the opening goal after just eight minutes, but Cristiano Lucarelli earned the visitors a point with a 86th minute equaliser.
Fiorentina missed the chance to climb out of the bottom four after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Messina.
Dario Dainelli gave the Viola the lead on 61 minutes and that looked like being enough for the hosts until Arturo Di Napoli struck in the final minute to give Messina a point.
Sebastiano Siviglia's last-gasp goal earned Lazio a 1-1 draw at Cagliari.
Mauro Esposito looked to have earned Cagliari all three points with his 70th minute opener until Siviglia broke their hearts with a 90th minute equaliser.
Brescia picked up a crucial point in their battle against relegation with a 1-1 draw at Palermo in a fiery encounter.
Christian Terlizzi gave Palermo the lead on 13 minutes only for Pierre Wome to draw Brescia level three minutes later.
Luigi Di Biagio fired Brescia in front from the penalty spot on 21 minutes, but things turned dour for the visitors when Simeone Dalla Mano was sent off five minutes later.
Luca Toni drew Palermo level from the penalty spot six minutes before the break.
Things were evened up on 68 minutes when Terlizzi ended his night on a poor note when he was sent off.
Despite the sending off Toni fired Palermo in front on 78 minutes with his second of the contest, but Andrea Caracciolo ensured Brescia a share of the spoils with an equaliser six minutes from time.
Bologna earned a 1-1 draw at Lecce to keep both sides clear of trouble.
Guillermo Giacomazzi gave Lecce the lead on 19 minutes, but Claudio Bellucci earned the visitors a point with an equaliser four minutes before the break
Atalanta remain rooted to the bottom of the table after they could only manage a goalless draw at Reggina.