Serie A round-up
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Milan closed the gap on Juventus with an entertaining 3-1 win over Udinese.Milan closed the gap on Juventus with an entertaining 3-1 win over Udinese.
The reigning champions had to come from a goal down to pick up three points after Antonio Di Natale gave Udinese the lead on nine minutes.
Andrei Shevchenko drew Milan level on 31 minutes with a simple finish and an unfortunate own goal from Marek Jankulovski gave the hosts the lead on 53 minutes.
Brazilian ace Kaka made sure of the win with the third in the final minute with a cool finish.
Palermo boosted their European hopes with an impressive 3-1 victory at Lazio.
Fabio Bazzani gave Lazio the lead on the quarter hour mark, but Italian international Luca Toni drew Palermo level three minutes before the break.
Lamberto Zauli fired the visitors in front on 66 minutes and Toni wrapped up the three points with his second 16 minutes from the end.
Roma fought back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw at Chievo.
Chievo raced into a two-goal lead with strikes from Sergio Pellissier (15),and Simone Tiribocchi (20).
Vincenzo Montella pulled one back for Roma on 34 minutes and he secured the Giallorossi a point with his second goal seven minutes after the break.
Atalanta remain rooted to the bottom of the table after a 1-1 draw with fellow strugglers Siena.
Davide Sinigaglia gave the hosts the perfect start with the opener after 20 minutes, but veteran striker Enrico Chiesa ensured the spoils were shared with an equaliser a minute before the interval.
Alberto Gilardino's last-gasp goal gave Parma a priceless 2-1 win over Lecce.
Mark Bresciano fired Parma in front on 52 minutes, but Mirko Vucinic looked to have earned a draw for Lecce with an 81st minute leveller before Gilardino popped up with the last minute winner.
Livorno leapfrogged Messina in the table with a 3-1 win.
Livorno took control of the game with two quick-fire goals from Luca Vigiani (53) and Corrado Colombo (57).
Igor Protti made it three on 75 minutes with Domenico Giampa's strike three minutes later proving to be nothing more than a consolation for Messina.
Sampdoria missed the chance to close the gap on the top four after being held to a goalless draw at home to Bologna.