Serie A Round-Up
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Roma and Palermo maintained their 100 percent starts to the new Serie A season.
Roma and Palermo maintained their 100 percent records at the start of the new Serie A season with victories on Sunday.
Roma made it two wins out of two after recording a 3-1 away win at ten-man Siena.
After Siena's Ezio Brevi was sent off for a professional foul on 27 minutes, Roma took the lead two minutes after the break through Rodrigo Taddei.
David Pizarro (70) doubled the Giallorossi's advantage before Mario Frick pulled a goal back for Siena (87).
Stefano Okaka Chuka made sure the points remained with the Eternal City club after striking a late third for the visitors.
Palermo built on last week's home win over Reggina and Thursday's Uefa Cup success at West Ham United by defeating Lazio 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico.
A brace from David Di Michele (10, 38) gave the Sicilian club all three points in Rome, with Tommaso Rocchi (73) scoring a consolation for Lazio in a losing effort.
Atalanta remain undefeated after a goalless draw away to Catania, while Empoli came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with ten-man Chievo.
Davide Manelli (14) gave Chievo the lead, but the visitors were then reduced to ten men when Luciano de Oliveira was sent off for a second bookable offence three minutes later.
Empoli finally made the extra man count, as Ighli Vannucchi (61) earned a point for the home side.
Ascoli left it late to draw 1-1 at home to ten-man Messina, with the visitors going in front through Christian Rigano (65).
Messina then lost Alessandro Parisi for a second bookable offence seven minutes from the end before Ascoli substitute Giampietro Perrulli earned the home side a point in injury time.
Udinese got goals from Antonio Di Natale (25) and Felipe Da Silva (65) to defeat promoted Torino 2-0.
A second-half strike from Cristiano Lucarelli (57) gave Livorno a 1-0 win over Fiorentina, with the Viola having Manuel Pasqual sent off late on in the contest.
The late Sunday game in Serie A saw Milan edge closer to wiping out the match-fixing points penalty with a 2-0 victory at Parma.
Carlo Ancelotti's side claimed the lead on 25 minutes through a fine free-kick strike from Clarence Seedorf.
The second half saw the Rossoneri fortunate to maintain their slim one-goal advantage, with defender Dario Simic making a timely block to Andrea Gasbarroni's goal-bound strike after he rounded Milan keeper Dida in the box.
Milan eventually doubled their lead with five minutes remaining after Kaka was taken down in the Parma box by goalkeeper Alfonso De Lucia.
The Brazilian stepped up to slot the spot kick home and secure Milan's second straight win to start the new campaign.
Click below for match summaries:
Ascoli 1-1 Messina
Catania 0-0 Atalanta
Empoli 1-1 Chievo
Lazio 1-2 Palermo
Livorno 1-0 Fiorentina
Parma 0-2 Milan
Siena 1-3 Roma
Udinese 2-0 Torino