Serie A Round-up
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Inter stretched further clear at the top of Serie A as Roma were held at Ascoli.
Internazionale stretched further clear at the top of Serie A as Roma were held at bottom club Ascoli.
Despite surrendering their winning run in midweek, the leaders showed no ill-effects to come from behind in claiming a 2-1 success at Livorno.
Cristiano Lucarelli put Livorno ahead on 27 minutes, but eight minutes later Julio Cruz levelled for Inter.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the winner on 65 minutes, and though Inter had substitute Maicon sent off eight minutes from time, they held on for another three points.
The lead over second-placed Roma is now 16 points after the Giallorossi produced a late comeback to snatch a 1-1 draw at Ascoli.
Andrea Soncin's goal on the half-hour looked likely to give Ascoli just a third win of the season to lift the club off the bottom.
But January signing Christian Wilhelmsson struck five minutes from time to clinch a point for Roma.
Milan left it until injury time to secure the spoils against Chievo.
Despite not scoring himself, Ronaldo was the inspiration behind Milan's recovery from a goal down, while Dida had a night to forget in the hosts' goal.
Sergio Pellissier was gifted the easiest of goals by the Brazilian in the 17th minute to put Chievo ahead.
Alberto Gilardino scored a 33rd-minute equaliser with Massimo Oddo firing in a stunning second 10 minutes into the second half. Clarence Seedorf put away the
last of many dangerous free-kicks in stoppage time to seal the three points for Carlo Ancelotti's side and put the pressure on Lazio, who host Sampdoria on Sunday.