Serie A round-up
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Internazionale remained 11 points clear at the summit after beating Sampdoria.
Internazionale remained 11 points clear at the summit after defeating ten-man Sampdoria 2-0.
The hosts already faced a stiff challenge in taking on the runaway leaders but Gennaro Delvecchio's seventh minute dismissal left them with a mountain to climb.
Roberto Mancini's side capitalised on their man advantage in the 38th minute through Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sisenado Maicon in the 75th minute made sure of victory.
Roma kept up their pursuit of Inter courtesy of a 1-0 win over Siena, while Milan were also winners against Parma.
Mirko Vucinic proved to be Roma's match-winner as the capital club secured a three-point haul courtesy of his 62nd minute effort.
Milan's predator supreme Filippo Inzaghi was at it again against Parma as his goal 14 minutes from time claimed his side's fourth win in five matches.
Ascoli left it late at Messina but still did enough to win as Michele Paolucci's goals in the last minute and four minutes into injury time, cancelled out Alessandro Parisi's 76th minute penalty.
Reggina were also away day winners as Luca Vigiani struck twice in the second half at Cagliari, who had nothing in response.
Martin Jorgensen scored Fiorentina's winner as they came from behind to beat Livorno 2-1. Luca Toni's 69th minute strike levelled out Cristiano Lucarelli's opener just shy of the hour mark - leaving Jorgensen to settle the matter with 20 minutes remaining.
Takayuki Morimoto won Catania a point with a late leveller, to deny an Atalanta side that took the lead through Riccardo Zampagna in the 30th minute.
Click below for full match summaries:
Atalanta 1-1 Catania
Cagliari 0-2 Reggina
Chievo 0-0 Empoli
Fiorentina 2-1 Livorno
Messina 1-2 Ascoli
Milan 1-0 Parma
Roma 1-0 Siena
Sampdoria 0-2 Internazionale