Serie A Round-Up
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Juventus' perfect start to the season continued with a gritty win over Messina.Juventus' perfect start to the season continued with a gritty win over Messina.
The Old Lady of Italian football have been in sparkling form on occasions this term, but Saturday's narrow success over Messina proved they have a resilient streak as well.
Alessandro Del Piero has come in for strong criticism on occasions this term, but he went some way to silencing his detractors with the only goal of the game on 24 minutes.
Juve stood firm for the remainder of the game to extend their winning run in Serie A to seven matches.
Udinese secured their first away victory of the season with a 3-2 win at Siena.
Udinese are struggling to match last season's efforts, but Saturday's win on the road is sure to raise morale.
David Di Michele proved to be the hero, as his hat-trick had the visitors cruising towards victory.
Siena fought back and an effort from Enrico Chiesa and own goal from Valerio Bertotto caused palpitations in the Udinese dugout.
The late dismissal of Cris Obodo heightened Udinese's worry, but they held on for victory.