Serie A Round-Up
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Internazionale won the Milan derby but Juventus stay top after yet another win.
Internazionale stole bragging rights in the Milan derby after claiming all three points following an engrossing 3-2 victory that saw a stoppage time winner.
Prolific Brazilian Adriano was Milan's tormentor in-chief, as his brace and assist proved pivotal in Inter claiming their first derby victory in several years.
Adriano gave Inter the lead in the 24th minute from the penalty spot, when the referee harshly ruled that Alessandro Nesta had handled but the South American's smile turned to a frown five minutes before the break, when he too was adjudged to have handled in the area.
Andrei Shevchenko made no mistake from 12 yards before in the second period Obafemi Martins capitalised on Dida's blunder in spilling Adriano's free-kick into his path.
With seven minutes remaining Jaap Stam rose to head in a corner but Milan's relief would prove short-lived, as in stoppage time, Adriano was the most determined at the other end and his header, from another setpiece, settled what was an enthralling derby.
Juventus maintained their imperious start to the new campaign as they put Cagliari to the sword 4-0 at the Stadio Delle Alpi.
Czech schemer Pavel Nedved (pictured) set the Old Lady on their way when he broke the deadlock in the 10th minute before eight minutes later, the prolific David Trezeguet doubled their advantage.
The second period saw no respite for the Sardinians as Trezeguet added a third in the 53rd minute before the away side's woes were compounded, as Fabio Vignati put through his own goal.
At the wrong end of the table Ascoli and Reggina fought out a 1-1 stalemate, as Carlos Paredees' strike three minutes from time cancelled out Michele Fini's (59) opener for the home side, Ascoli.
Cristiano Lucarelli was Livorno's match winner as they beat Lazio 2-1 on home soil. Goran Pandev had handed Lazio an equaliser on 65 minutes after Diego De Ascentis (58) had given Livorno the lead but Lucarelli proved to be the man on the spot 12 minutes from time.
Goals from Arturo Di Napoli and a Riccardo Zampagne penalty saw Messina cruise to an impressive 2-0 win over Chievo, whilst struggling Parma had to settle for a point at home to Sampdoria despite taking the lead through Bernado Corradi, as Emiliano Bonazzoli secured Samp a share of the spoils with six minutes left on the clock.
Palermo jumped above Roma in the table after their trip to the capital ended with a 2-1 success. Giuseppe Biava gave Palermo the lead in the first period, levelled by want-away striker Antonio Cassano, before Andrea Caracciolo gave his side maximum spoils in the second period.
Mirko Vucinic's double salvo saw Lecce claim a surprise win 2-0 at Udinese, as he struck in the 41st and 57th minute.
Click below for individual match summaries:
Ascoli 1-1 Reggina
Internazionale 3-2 Milan
Juventus 4-0 Cagliari
Livorno 2-1 Lazio
Messina 2-0 Chievo
Parma 1-1 Sampdoria
Roma 1-2 Palermo
Udinese 0-2 Lecce