Serie A round-up
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
A typically fiery Rome derby ended in a 1-1 draw as Milan and Juventus both won.A typically fiery Rome derby ended in a 1-1 draw between Lazio and Roma in a clash that saw referee Gianluca Paparesta hit by a missile from the crowd at Stadio Olimpico.
The 156th showdown in the Eternal City was not for the faint-hearted, with a number of scuffles and confrontations, and it took until the 40th minute for Giallarossi captain Francesco Totti to open the scoring.
The Italian international had been a doubt for the game with his wife heavily pregnant, and after converting a through ball from Rodrigo Taddei, Totti celebrated by simulating childbirth with the help of his Roma team-mates and the match-ball.
Former Celtic and West Ham United star Paolo Di Canio was determined to play a central role in the game, and was in combative mood as he grabbed hold of Mancini's shirt after the Roma defender appeared to try and stamp on Fabio Liverani.
On 57 minutes, the Biancocelesti drew level as striker Tommaso Rocchi directed a wonderful header past Alexander Doni for his fourth goal of the season.
However, the drama was not concluded as Paparesta was struck just below the eye with a missile from the crowd, as he reproached Di Canio on 74 minutes.
Filippo Inzaghi scored in Milan's win over Palermo although Juventus remain top after maintaining their 100 percent record against Lecce.
Inzaghi has spent the vast majority of the past two seasons on the treatment table, but is back to his best after netting the winner against Palermo.
The visitors took the lead through Andrea Caracciolo after 26 minutes, although just four minutes later former Rangers man Gennaro Gattuso levelled matters.
Just when it looked like the Rossoneri might drop two vital points in the race for the Scudetto Inzaghi secured all three points for Milan.
Juventus remain five points clear of the summit of the Serie A table following a 3-0 win over Lecce.
An early goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic put Juve in front with Adrian Mutu adding a second late on.
The visitors were not going to take their foot off the pedal and Marcelo Zalayeta completed the win in injury time.
Cagliari remain winless after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Chievo.
The home side had to wait until 20 minutes from time for Lorenzo D'Anna to break the deadlock and shortly after Victor Obinna doubled their advantage.
David Suazo pulled one back for the visitors in injury time, but it proved nothing more than a consolation.
Internazionale have leapfrogged Fiorentina with Julio Cruz's goal sinking Udinese 1-0 at Stadio Friuli.
Livorno edged past Reggina 1-0 as both sides finished with 10 men.
Stefano Morrone saw red early on and things were all-square when Giandomenico Mesto collected his second yellow 13 minutes from time.
There was more drama to come when Cristiano Lucarelli secured all three points for the home side just two minutes from time.
Treviso remain bottom of the table after a 2-1 home defeat to Empoli.
Sergio Almiron gave the visitors the lead after 25 minutes, but Dino Fava levelled matters late on.
However, the score was not level for long with Francesco Tavano restoring Empoli's lead minutes later.
There were three penalties and plenty of drama as Sampdoria drew 3-3 against Siena.
Francesco Flachi's penalty put the home side ahead, but Tomas Locatelli's effort just after half-time levelled the contest.
Sergio Volpi restored Samp's advantage but Enrico Chiesa's spot-kick made it two apiece with 20 minutes left on the clock.
Flachi's second yellow card left the home side with 10 men and Siena capitalised by going ahead through Simone Vergassola's late goal.
Deep into injury time Volpi capped a remarkable game by scoring from the penalty spot to bag a share of the spoils.
Click below for match summaries:
Milan 2-1 Palermo
Chievo 2-1 Cagliari
Lecce 0-3 Juventus
Livorno 1-0 Reggina
Sampdoria 3-3 Siena
Treviso 1-2 Empoli
Udinese 0-1 Internazionale
Roma 1-1 Lazio