Serie A round-up
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Roma moved top of Serie A after victory over Empoli as Inter were held by Cagliari.
Roma moved top of Serie A after victory over Empoli as Internazionale were held by Cagliari.
The Giallorossi had started the day a point behind Inter, but are now a point ahead after a 1-0 success at home to Empoli.
The only goal of the game arrived on 23 minutes when experienced striker Vincenzo Montella pounced to condemn the visitors to a first defeat of the campaign.
Inter came from behind against Cagliari to preserve their unbeaten start to the season with a 1-1 draw.
Leonardo Colucci put the hosts in front on 16 minutes, but Italy's World Cup hero Fabio Grosso levelled for Inter on 38 minutes.
The late game in Italy went the way of Palermo. Eugenio Corini's goal on 30 minutes handed them a 1-0 win at Chievo, a victory which took them level with Roma at the summit.
Fiorentina recorded their second success of the season to move on to minus 13 points after a 3-0 win at home to Catania.
Martin Jorgensen made the breakthrough on 53 minutes before the prolific Luca Toni added a second on 79 minutes.
Dario Dainelli scored on 83 minutes, while Catania had Mattia Biso and Lorenzo Stavini sent off.
Milan's progress up the table was checked after they were held to a surprise 0-0 draw at home by Siena.
A 75th minute goal from Tomas Danilevicius secured Livorno a 1-0 triumph at previously unbeaten Messina.
Sampdoria edged a five-goal thriller at home to Parma, who finished the match with 10 men after Domenico Morfeo was sent off.
Daniele Dessena put the visitors ahead on four minutes, but Samp were level midway through the half when Daniele Franceschini levelled.
Gennaro Delvecchio and Emiliano Bonazzoli put Samp in front before Matteo Contini pulled one back with a penalty.
Ascoli are still awaiting a first win of the season after grinding out a 0-0 draw at Udinese.
Click below for an individual match summary:
Cagliari 1-1 Internazionale
Fiorentina 3-0 Catania
Messina 0-1 Livorno
Milan 0-0 Siena
Roma 1-0 Empoli
Sampdoria 3-2 Parma
Udinese 0-0 Ascoli
Chievo Verona 0-1 Palermo