Serie A round-up
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Perugia went into the game looking to end their poor run but Alessandro Amantino's goal in the first minute rocked them on their heels.
The home side chased the game but Roma showed a resilient streak as they extended Perugia's winless run to 15 games.
Juventus remain three points adrift of Roma following their 2-1 win at Sampdoria.
Things looked good for Marcello Lippi's men when Mauro German Camoranesi gave them an early lead, but Francesco Flachi levelled the match on 56 minutes.
However, Juve are determined to retain their title and Antonio Conte's effort 25 minutes from time keeps them within hailing distance of Roma.
Milan did their title chances no harm with a 3-1 win over Reggina.
The San Siro faithful were stunned early on when Stefano Torrisi netted for Reggina inside the opening 60 seconds.
However, Carlo Ancelotti's troops are made of stern stuff and they responded in tremendous fashion.
Brazilian sensation Kaka (pictured) is proving an ever more influential force on the Milan team and he levelled the scores on six minutes.
Kaka's second half strike knocked the spirit out of Reggina who were killed off on 68 minutes when Andrea Pirlo netted from the penalty spot.
Second half goals from Antonio Di Natale and Ighli Vannucchi helped Empoli win the battle of the basement boys, with the 2-0 scoreline leaving Ancona in real trouble.
Bologna hauled themselves further away from the relegation zone with a battling 2-1 triumph at fellow strugglers Lecce.
Fabio Pecchia put Bologna ahead on 12 minutes but Lecce were level ten minutes later courtesy of Valeri Bojinov. The visitors stole the points in the 76th minute through Igli Tare's winner.
Siena put some daylight between themselves and the relegation places with an impressive 4-0 victory over Modena.
Nikola Lazetic set the ball rolling with a strike on six minutes and Enrico Chiesa provided a cushion when hitting the target shortly before the interval.
Nicola Ventola and Antonio Morello added second half efforts against a disappointing Modena who finished the game with ten men as Paolo Ponzo picked up two quick bookings.
Lazio are in danger of seeing their season fizzle out and Luigi Di Biagio's early goal heaped more woe on the Roman club as Brescia came away from the capital with a 1-0 win.