Serie A round-up
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Fiorentina moved into third spot in Serie A with a 2-1 win over Cagliari.Fiorentina moved into third spot in Serie A with a 2-1 win over Cagliari.
David Suazo gave Cagliari a shock lead on 23 minutes, but Italian international Luca Toni drew the Viola level on 53 minutes.
Danish ace Martin Jorgensen netted the winner for Fiorentina eight minutes from time and things got worse for the visitors when Daniele Conti and Michele Canini were sent off before the final whistle.
Livorno climbed into the top five with a 2-0 success over struggling Parma.
Cristiano Lucarelli broke the deadlock on 16 minutes and Stefano Morrone added a second 12 minutes later to seal the win.
Roma continued their recent improved form with a last-gasp 2-1 win over Ascoli.
Philippe Mexes was the hero for the Giallorossi with a last-minute winner.
Christian Panucci celebrated signing a new deal with Roma earlier this week by opening the scoring on 39 minutes.
The home side suffered a blow nine minutes from time when Cristian Chivu was sent off and Ascoli drew level three minutes later through Maurizio Domizzi.
The game looked set to end all square until Mexes popped up in the dying seconds with the winner.
Udinese were held to a goalless draw at home to Palermo in the evening kick-off.
Reggina picked up a priceless win with a 1-0 victory over Lazio.
An unfortunate own goal from Luciano Zauri 14 minutes from time proved to be the difference between the two sides.
Messina boosted their survival hopes with a 2-0 win at fellow strugglers Lecce.
Gaetano D`Agostino netted both goals for Messina in the last ten minutes.
Treviso remain in the bottom three after going down 1-0 to Siena.
Enrico Chiesa grabbed the only goal of the game right on the stroke of half time.
Chievo missed the chance to keep pace with the leading pace after a 2-2 draw at home to Empoli.
Franco Semioli gave Chievo the lead on four minutes, but the lead proved short-lived as Christian Rigano equalised for Empoli four minutes later.
Francesco Tavano fired Empoli in front on 52 minutes, but Sergio Pellissier earned the hosts a share of the spoils with the leveller just past the hour mark.