ROMA STAY TOP DESPITE DRAW
By Nic Evans
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Juventus had the upper hand for most of the contest but with the result, Roma stay top of the table by six points.
Antonio Conte was unfortunate to see Cristiano Lupatelli in top form as the Roma keeper managed to palm away the midfielder's header, with a brilliant save.
Zinedine Zidane (pictured) looked much improved in midfield, whilst French star David Trezeguet looked sharp upfront.
Marco Delvecchio came closest for the home side in the first half with a 41st minute header that went wide, as he found it hard to shake off his markers.
The half-time team talk saw Roma come out a much better side and Gabriel Batistuta had a goal ruled out for offside in the 80th minute.
Italian star Francesco Totti should have wrapped up the points for Roma in the 83rd minute when he was played in one-on-one with Edwin Van der Sar, but the giant Dutch keeper did well to block his attempt.
And in an exciting finale, it was the visitors that almost won the game when Cera Ferrara headed against the upright with Lupatelli well beaten.
Dutch international Edgar Davids was sent off in injury time for his second bookable offence but Roma did not have enough time to take advantage of the man extra.
Meanwhile, in Bari Yugoslav defender Sinisa Mihajlovic, in the news because he is being investigated by Italian police managed to make the headlines for the right reasons when he scored direct from a corner-kick.
Mihajlovic gave the visitors the first half lead and former Middlesbrough ace Fabrizio Ravanelli made it two in the 63rd minute before Daniel Andersson converted a penalty in the 83rd minute to give Bari hope.
However, Lazio held out to move upto fourth place with 21 points.