Serie A Round-up
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Juventus maintained their charge towards the title with a 3-1 win at Ascoli.Juventus maintained their charge towards the title with a 3-1 win at Ascoli.
David Trezeguet was the hero for the Bianconeri with a brilliant 18 minute hat-trick to keep them well clear at the top of the table.
The Frenchman broke the deadlock after just eight minutes and he grabbed another two goals in a devastating five minute spell (13,18).
Marco Ferrante pulled a goal back for Ascoli on 33 minutes, but Juve held on comfortably for the three points.
Internazionale remain Juventus' closest challengers as goals by Luis Figo and Dejan Stankovic handed them a 2-0 win at Lecce.
Roma moved into fifth place with a 3-0 victory over Livorno.
Francesco Totti opened the scoring on 31 minutes and he added a second from the penalty spot five minutes before the break.
Rodrigo Taddei sealed the victory for the Giallorossi with a third on 62 minutes.
Lazio continued their climb up the table with a 1-0 win at struggling Treviso.
Tommaso Rocchi grabbed the winner for Lazio three minutes from time.
Parma moved out of the bottom three with a vital 2-1 success at Empoli.
Marco Marchionni broke the deadlock for Parma just before half time only for Francesco Tavano to draw Empoli level on the hour mark.
Marco Bresciano netted the winner for Parma 11 minutes from time to boost Parma's survival hopes.
Messina moved further way from trouble with a 1-0 win over fellow strugglers Cagliari.
Arturo Di Napoli proved to be the difference between the two sides with the winner two minutes from time.
Chievo boosted their European aspirations with a 4-0 win over Reggina.
The home side were forced to wait until the second half before making the breakthrough with Amauri finding the net two minutes after the break.
Sergio Pellisier doubled the lead on 74 minutes and Amauri grabbed his second of the contest two minutes from time from the penalty spot.
Chievo completed the rout in the dying second when Pellisier netted his second goal of the game.
Fiorentina missed the chance to close the gap on the leading pack after being held to a goalless draw at Udinese.
Udinese will be the happier with the point as they had to play for over an hour with just ten men after Roberto Baronio was sent off.
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