Serie A round-up
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Palermo and Internazionale continue to set the pace in Serie A following home wins.
Palermo and Internazionale continue to set the pace in Serie A following home wins on Wednesday.
At the bottom end of the table, Fiorentina and Reggina, who are still in minus numbers, also recorded important victories.
Christian Rigano's sixth minute goal gave Messina the lead at Palermo, but the Sicilians levelled on 24 minutes through Christian Zaccardo.
David Di Michele's penalty on 41 minutes settled the match in Palermo's favour, although the hosts had Giovanni Tedesco sent off in injury time.
Inter were 2-0 up inside 13 minutes at home to Livorno after an own goal from Marc Pfertzel and one from Marco Materazzi.
Cristano Lucarelli pulled one back on 70 minutes, but Inter's response was swift as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Julio Cruz scored.
Marek Jankulovski's goal on the half hour clinched a 1-0 away win for Milan against Chievo Verona.
An injury time goal from Philippe Mexes snatched a 2-2 draw for Roma at home to winless Ascoli.
The visitors twice led through Marco Delvecchio and Sasa Bjelanovic, with Mexes pouncing late after Francesco Totti had earlier scored.
Lazio finished with nine men in a 2-0 defeat at Sampdoria, whose goals were supplied by Fabio Quagliarella and a Sergio Volpi penalty.
The visitors had Guglielmo Stendardo sent off on 72 minutes and Goran Pandev was dismissed in injury time.
Cagliari are still waiting for a first win of the season after throwing away a 3-1 lead to draw 3-3 at Atalanta.
Simone Loria put the hosts ahead on four minutes, but goals from Paolo Bianco, Antonino D'Agostino and David Suazo had Cagliari in command.
Nicola Ventola reduced the arrears on 58 minutes and Cristiano Doni's goal on 67 minutes ensured the spoils were shared.
Davide Matteini's goal on the hour secured a point for Empoli at home to Udinese, who led through Christian Obodo.
Reggina clung on for a 3-2 home triumph over Parma as both sides finished the match a man light.
Nicola Amoruso put the home side in front before Parma levelled through Igor Budan and the visitors then had Matteo Contini sent off on 72 minutes.
Rolando Bianchi and Amoruso scored within the space of 60 seconds prior to Parma's Andrea Gasbarroni netting, before Reggina's Giacomo Tedesco was red-carded in the last minute.
Martin Jorgensen's strike on 13 minutes clinched a 1-0 away win for Fiorentina over Torino.
Giorgio Corona's goal deep into injury time earned Catania a 1-1 draw at Siena, who had nosed ahead on 47 minutes via Mario Frick.
Click below for an individual match summary:
Atalanta 3-3 Cagliari
Chievo 0-1 Milan
Empoli 1-1 Udinese
Internazionale 4-1 Livorno
Palermo 2-1 Messina
Reggina 3-2 Parma
Roma 2-2 Ascoli
Sampdoria 2-0 Lazio
Siena 1-1 Catania
Torino 0-1 Fiorentina