Serie A round-up
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
A trio of clubs boosted their Champions League hopes with Serie A home wins.A trio of clubs boosted their UEFA Champions League hopes as Palermo, Roma and Sampdoria all recorded home wins.
Sampdoria moved level on points with fourth-placed Udinese after edging past Reggina, while Palermo beat Lecce and Roma hammered Livorno.
A Francesco Flachi hat-trick was sufficient for Sampdoria to nick a 3-2 success at home to Reggina.
Flachi opened the scoring on eight minutes before adding a second on the stroke of half time, prior to Giuseppe Colucci bringing Reggina back into the game on 49 minutes.
A 70th minute penalty from Flachi kept Samp in command as Reggina secured a late consolation through Giacomo Tedesco.
Palermo boss Francesco Guidolin celebrated his 300th Serie A match as coach with a 3-2 win at home to Lecce.
Klas Ingesson put the visitors ahead on six minutes but Mario Santana scored twice in three minutes leading up to half time to turn the game on its head.
Ingesson grabbed his second midway through the second half but Palermo pinched the points courtesy of Luca Toni's (pictured) 76th minute strike.
The prolific Vincenzo Montella set Roma on their way to a 3-0 win over Livorno by scoring after just nine minutes.
Simone Perrotta gave Roma some comfort with a goal on 70 minutes before Francesco Totti wrapped up the win with an effort four minutes from time.
Lazio edged away from the relegation zone after a stormy 1-0 victory at Chievo Verona, which was decided by Tommaso Rocchi on 76 minutes.
Chievo then had both Matteo Brighi and Roberto Baronio sent off before Lazio defender Fernando Couto followed them down the tunnel four minutes before the end.
Parma boosted their hopes of survival with a priceless 2-1 triumph at home to fellow strugglers Brescia.
The visitors' plans were hit after just four minutes when Maurizio Domizzi was dismissed, prior to Alberto Gilardino scoring from the penalty spot on 22 minutes.
Domenico Morfeo doubled Parma's lead four minutes after the interval but a Luigi Di Biagio spot kick two minutes later kept Brescia in the game but they could not muster an equaliser.
Tore Andre Flo's sixth minute goal against Fiorentina was enough to lift Siena above Brescia in the table as the hosts held on for the win with ten men after Giovanni Pasquale was sent off on 35 minutes.
Atalanta gained just their third league win of the campaign as they beat Bologna 2-0 at home via goals from Michele Marcolini and Stephen Makinwa.
Click below for an individual match summary:
Atalanta 2-0 Bologna
Chievo 0-1 Lazio
Palermo 3-2 Lecce
Parma 2-1 Brescia
Roma 3-0 Livorno
Sampdoria 3-2 Reggina
Siena 1-0 Fiorentina