Serie A Round-Up
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Juventus bounced back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Udinese.Juventus bounced back to winning ways with a 2-1 win over Udinese at Stadio Delle Alpi.
The Turin giants got off to a dream start with the opening goal in the very minute through Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Mauro Camaronesi doubled the lead on 49 minutes, but they were made to sweat for the victory after David Di Michele pulled a goal back in the final minute for Udinese.
The win was Juve's first in three games and keeps them on course to win the title as they sit two points ahead of Milan.
Milan kept up the pressure on Juventus at the top of the table with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Reggina.
The Rossoneri were indebted to an own goal from Marco Zamboni for giving them all three points.
Zamboni inadvertently sliced Clarence Seedorf's pass over the head of his goalkeeper Nicola Pavarini and into the net.
Sampdoria missed the chance to climb into fourth after a 1-0 defeat at Livorno.
Cristiano Lucarelli hit the only goal of the game nine minutes from time.
Brescia boosted their survival hopes with a 2-0 success over Cagliari.
Davide Zoboli gave the hosts the lead after just five minutes and any hopes Cagliari had of getting back into the game went up in smoke when Alessandro Budel was sent off on 54 minutes
Andrea Caracciolo wrapped up the victory with the second in the dying seconds for Brescia.
Parma slipped into the bottom three after a 2-1 defeat to Fiorentina.
Giorgio Chiellini gave the Viola the lead two minutes after the break and Fabrizio Miccoli doubled the lead on 81 minutes.
Alberto Gilardino reduced the arrears six minutes from time but it was not enough to prevent Parma slipping to another costly defeat.
Palermo moved into the top six with a 1-1 draw at Bologna.
Luca Toni gave Palermo the lead on 35 minutes, but they were then reduced to ten men with Stefano Morrone seeing red on 68 minutes.
Bologna made their numerical advantage count with Igli Tare earning them a point with a 76th minute equaliser.
Lecce climbed into the top half of the table with a convincing 3-0 win over Chievo.
Cedric Konan broke the deadlock for Lecce on 26 minutes and two goals in two minutes from Jaime Valdes (74) and Mirko Vucinic (76) made the game safe for Lecce.
Siena twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at home to Messina.
Arturo Di Napoli stunned the home side with the opener after just five minutes and things got worse for the home side with Daniele Portanova being sent off on 25 minutes.
Siena refused to lie down and veteran striker Enrico Chiesa levelled matter two minutes after the break.
Alessandro Parisi restored Messina's lead scoring from the penalty spot on 67 minutes, but Davide Chiumiento earned Siena a valuable point with an 83rd minute equaliser.
Click on fixture for full match summary:
Bologna 1-1 Palermo
Brescia 2-0 Cagliari
Fiorentina 2-1 Parma
Juventus 2-1 Udinese
Lecce 3-0 Chievo
Livorno 1-0 Sampdoria
Reggina 0-1 Milan
Siena 2-2 Messina
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