Serie A round-up
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Internazionale closed the gap on Juventus with a 4-0 win at Reggina.Internazionale closed the gap on Juventus with a 4-0 win at Reggina.
Roberto Mancini's men got off to a flying start with Ivan Cordoba finding the net in the second minute and they doubled their lead on the quarter hour through Obafemi Martins.
Adriano added a third on 40 minutes and David Pizarro completed the rout with the fourth goal in the final minute.
Milan bounced back to winning ways after last weekend's loss to Inter with a 4-0 thumping of Messina.
Andrei Shevchenko sent the Rossoneri on their way with the opener from the penalty spot on 23 minutes and he doubled the lead two minutes after the break.
Andrea Pirlo made it 3-0 seven minutes from time and Alberto Gilardino got his name on the scoresheet two minutes later.
Fiorentina dropped down into fourth after being held to a 1-1 draw at Empoli.
Giampaolo Pazzini gave Fiorentina the lead on 70 minutes, but the lead proved short-lived with Ighli Vannucchi equalising just three minutes later.
Livorno cemented their position in fifth spot with a 2-0 victory at Palermo.
Marc Pfertzel broke the deadlock on 68 minutes and Stefano Morrone made sure of the win with the second in the final minute.
Chievo remain in sixth after an impressive 2-0 win over Udinese.
Simone Tiribocchi fired Chievo in front on 34 minutes and things got worse for Udinese when Stefano Mauri was sent off five minutes after half time.
Victor Obinna made it 2-0 from the penalty spot on 64 minutes to seal the win for Chievo.
Cagliari climbed off the bottom of the table with a 2-1 win success over Ascoli.
The home side were gifted the lead on eight minutes when Cristiano Del Grosso put through his own net and David Suazo doubled the lead on 26 minutes from the penalty spot.
Mattia Biso pulled a goal back just before the hour mark, but Cagliari held on for the spoils.
Daniele Dessena's last-gasp goal earned Parma a 2-2 draw at Siena.
Bernardo Corradi gave Parma the lead two minutes after the break, but Tomas Locatelli replied for the hosts five minutes later.
Enrico Chiesa fired Chievo in front against his old club on 73 minutes and that looked like being enough until Dessena popped up in the dying seconds.
Roma remain in 11th spot after being held to a 1-1 draw by Sampdoria.
Francesco Totti gave Roma the lead on the quarter hour mark, but Francesco Flachi earned Samp a point with a 56th minute penalty.
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