Serie A Round-Up
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Juventus moved closer to the Serie A title with victory over Parma, while Milan drew at Lecce.Juventus moved closer to the Serie A title with victory over Parma, while Milan drew at Lecce.
The Bianconeri moved five points clear at the top of the table with a 2-0 win over Parma at Stadio Delle Alpi.
Alessandro Del Piero fired Juventus in front after just six minutes and Swedish ace Zlatan Ibrahimovic marked his return from suspension with the second on 23 minutes to wrap up the win.
Milan dropped two priceless points after twice surrendering the lead in a 2-2 draw at Lecce.
Filippo Inzaghi gave Milan the lead on 12 minutes, but Klas Ingesson drew Lecce level a minute after the break.
Andrei Shevchenko restored Milan's lead on 53 minutes and things got worse for Lecce when Konan was sent off on 72 minutes for a dangerous challenge on Kaka.
Mirko Vucinic equalised for the ten men seven minutes from time to earn Lecce a point and seriously dent Milan's title hopes.
Internazionale booked their Champions League spot with a 1-0 victory over Livorno with Christian Vieri netting the only goal of the game on 13 minutes.
Sampdoria remain in fourth after a 1-1 draw at fifth placed Udinese.
Marcello Castellin fired Sampdoria in front on 25 minutes, but Udinese were gifted an equaliser when Marco Pisano put through his own net.
Roma remain in trouble at the wrong end of the table after a goalless draw with Lazio in the Rome derby.
Chievo climbed out of the bottom three with an impressive 1-0 win at Siena.
Franco Semioli grabbed the winner for the Flying Donkeys ten minutes from time to boost their survival hopes and drag Siena right back into trouble.
Fiorentina fell into the bottom three after a goalless draw at home to fellow strugglers Atalanta.
Brescia boosted their survival hopes with a vital 2-1 win at Bologna.
Simone Del Nero gave Brescia the lead four minutes after the break, but things turned sour for Brescia on 68 minutes when Andrea Caracciolo was sent off for a second bookable offence.
Despite being down to ten men Marius Stankevicius doubled Brescia's lead on 77 minutes and although Claudio Bellucci pulled a goal back a minute from time Brescia held on for all three points.
Messina kept their European hopes alive with a 2-1 victory over Cagliari.
Gaetano D`Agostino broke the deadlock for Messina right on the stroke of half time when converting from the penalty spot, but Edgar Reyes drew the visitors level six minutes after the break.
Nicola Amoruso netted the winner for Messina three minutes from time.
Reggina picked up a precious point in their battle against relegation with a 1-1 draw at Palermo.
Giandomenico Mesto gave Reggina the lead on 35 minutes and that looked like being enough until Simone Barone popped up with an equaliser in the dying seconds for Palermo.
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Bologna 1-2 Brescia
Fiorentina 0-0 Atalanta
Internazionale 1-0 Livorno
Juventus 2-0 Parma
Lecce 2-2 Milan
Messina 2-1 Cagliari
Palermo 1-1 Reggina
Roma 0-0 Lazio
Siena 0-1 Chievo
Udinese 1-1 Sampdoria