Serie A round-up
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Juventus' ominous march towards the title continued after a late win at Fiorentina.Juventus' ominous march towards the scudetto continued following a late 2-1 success over rivals Fiorentina.
A draw looked on the cards with Giampaolo Pazzini cancelling out David Trezeguet's opener with a fine header before half time.
However, the Old Lady snatched all three points when Trezeguet out-jumped Giuseppe Pancaro allowing Mauro Camoranesi all kinds of time and space to score the winner.
With Milan losing on Saturday, Juve now command an eight-point gap over the second placed Rossoneri.
Parma are languishing near the foot of the table following a 2-1 loss to Reggina.
All the goals arrived early on with Francesco Cozza opening the scoring after just nine minutes for the home side.
Giuseppe Cardone equalised shortly after, before Gaetano de Rosa restored Reggina's lead.
That proved the match-winning strike although things got worse for Parma when Domenico Morfeo was sent off in the second half.
Lazio are up into eighth following a 3-2 success over Siena.
Paolo Di Canio fired Lazio ahead just before the break, although the contest was all-square when Erjon Bogdani levelled matters.
Goals from Aparecido Cesar and Igli Tare ensured the win for Lazio, however it was a tense finish when keeper Angelo Peruzzi's own goal gave the visitors late hope.
Roma squandered a two-goal lead against bottom club Lecce to leave Stadio Via Del Mare with a solitary point from a 2-2 draw.
Things had looked promising for Luciano Spalletti's side as the Giallorossi entered the interval in the ascendancy courtesy of goals from Antonio Cassano (20) and Cesare Bovo (44).
But first half substitute Giuseppe Cozzolino started the fightback with barely five minutes of the second half played.
Mirko Vucinic then converted a 57th minute penalty to leave the visitors marrooned in mid-table while Lecce, who picked up only their eighth point of the campaign, remain rooted to the foot.
Sampdoria left it before goals from Marco Borriello and Francesco Flachi gave them a 2-0 success over Empoli.
Livorno have moved up to fifth with a Chris Obodo own goal and Cristiano Lucarelli effort bagging them a 2-0 triumph over Udinese.
Treviso's home clash with Messina finished goalless although the visitors finished a man down with Salvatore Aronica being sent off late on.
Palermo squandered a two-goal lead to only gain a point in a 2-2 draw with Cagliari.
Things looked rosy thanks to goals from Andrea Caracciolo and Stephen Makinwa, however efforts from Daniele Conti and Francesco Bega after half time salvaged a draw.