Serie A round-up
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Udinese had to come from behind to earn a thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Roma.Udinese had to come from behind to earn a thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Roma, while fellow European-chasers Sampdoria were held at Cagliari.
Romanian defender Cristian Chivu gave Roma an early lead at Udinese, before the prolific Vincenzo Montella hit the first of his double on 22 minutes to make it 2-0.
Antonio Di Natale and Giampiero Pinzi drew the hosts level, but Montella's second restored Roma's lead a minute before the break.
Roma were 15 minutes away from the victory when David Di Michele (pictured) popped up to grab a point for fourth-placed Udinese.
Sampdoria could have claimed that fourth place had they got more than the goalless draw they managed at Cagliari, and they stay in fifth.
Christian Zaccardo and Luca Toni gave Palermo a 2-1 win at home to Messina, with their goals coming either side of an equaliser from Riccardo Zampagna.
Struggling Parma secured a welcome win at Reggina with two goals from Domenico Morfeo and one from Fabio Simplicio giving them a 3-1 victory.
Mozart's penalty was the only response from the hosts, who could not get back into the match despite Parma's Mark Bresciano seeing red just after the hour mark.
Atalanta moved off the foot of the table thanks to a 3-0 win at home against Chievo, with goals coming from Michele Marcolini, Stephen Makinwa and Andrea Lazzari.
Siena came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw at Lecce - who had scored after just ten minutes through Klas Ingesson.
Massimo Maccarone restored parity before Massimo Pacci put Lecce back in front, only for Rodrigo Taddei to earn a point ten minutes from the end.
Goals from Roberto Muzzi, Aparecido Cesar and Tommaso Rocchi helped Lazio earn three points at home against Livorno, with Igor Protti's strike for the visitors making it 3-1 at the end.