Nedved super-show sinks Inter
By Patrick Goss. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
PAVEL NEDVED inspired Juventus to a 3-0 victory over Internazionale, a result which has given them a three-point cushion at the head of Serie A.
The Czech Republic ace scored one goal and created the other two as Juve proved too strong for their scudetto rivals at Stadio Delle Alpi.
Francesco Toldo lost the battle of Italy`s top keepers, as he had a poor day at the office, while Gianluigi Buffon kept a clean sheet.
Toldo was at fault for Juve`s opener on four minutes, as he failed to deal with Nedved`s wicked free-kick, punching the ball straight into the back of Guly who could only look on as the ball trundled into his own net.
Inter struggled to get a grip of the game and it came as no surprise when Juve doubled their advantage.
Nedved strode forward and unleashed a low shot past Toldo from 25 yards.
Toldo may ask why his defenders failed to close down the Czech star, but he was slow in getting down to his left as Nedved`s shot arrowed towards the corner.
Inter provided a stiffer test for their Turin rivals in the second-half, but never really looked like threatening Juve, and it was fitting that Nedved had a hand in the crucial third goal.
Nedved went on a jinking run down the left before pulling the ball back into the path of Mauro German Camoranesi and he smashed his shot past Toldo.
Milan mounted a spectacular comeback to earn a point against Atalanta - coming from three goals behind to earn a 3-3 draw.
The Rossoneri had been stunned to find themselves three down inside half an hour with a Paolo Maldini own goal in the opening seconds added to by a Fausto Rossini double.
However Filippo Inzaghi grabbed a first back before the break, and despite a missed penalty by Rivaldo, Inzaghi with his second, and Jon Dahl Tomasson earned their side a share of the points.
Roma were also forced to come from behind - but they impressed with a 3-1 victory against Empoli, in-form Francesco Totti levelling an Antonio Di Natale opener, and a Vincenzo Montella brace earning all three points.
Chievo were made to work hard by bottom side Torino - but despite finding themselves behind twice courtesy of Vincenzo Sommese and Massimo Donati, picked up a 3-2 win courtesy of goals from Sergio Pellisier, Frederico Cossatto and Lorenzo D'Anna.
Perugia managed to hold Lazio to a 2-2 draw at home, with Ze Maria's penalty and Fabio Grosso's goals enough to earn a share of the points despite strikes from Bernardo Corradi and Paolo Negro.
Como grabbed an important victory over Piacenza with Nicola Amoruso scoring the only goal of the game.
Reggina had let a lead slip twice before securing a 3-2 victory over Udinese.
Emiliano Bonazzoli had opened the scoring inside the opening two minutes only for David Pizarro to snatch a quick-fire equaliser.
David Di Michele restored the advantage, and after Vincenzo Iaquinta had levelled once more, a Francesco Cozza penalty secured a tight victory.