Serie A Round-Up
By Mark Buckingham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Milan extended their lead at the head of Serie A, with Massimo Ambrosini heading the winner in a 1-0 victory against Lazio.
The Roman side had dominated at Stadio Olimpico but were made to rue missed chances when Milan scored with a breakaway goal.
A scintillating ball from Clarence Seedorf allowed Italy international Ambrosini to underline his Euro 2004 credentials with a towering diving header to seal three crucial points.
Roma and Juventus had earlier turned the heat up on leaders Milan with convincing wins over Parma and Ancona respectively.
Fabio Capello's Roma are leading the pursuit of Serie A table-toppers Milan and they put a huge dent in Parma's UEFA Champions League aspirations at Ennio Tardini.
Alberto Gilardino had put the hosts ahead on 29 minutes but once Antonio Cassano equalised just before the break, there was no looking back for Roma.
Emerson put the visitors ahead early in the second half as goals from Francesco Totti and Alessandro Mancini clinched the points.
Juventus compounded Ancona's miserable season which now means the bottom club have gone 23 games without a win in the league.
Mauro Camoranesi put Juve ahead early on and goals from Fabrizio Miccoli and Alessandro Del Piero in the five minutes before the interval secured the win.
Internazionale's season took a further lurch for the worse after they threw away the lead to lose 3-1 at home to Brescia.
Dejan Stankovic broke the deadlock just after half time but Andrea Caracciolo equalised midway through the second half. Simone Del Nero then put Brescia ahead and Thomas Helveg put through his own net five minutes from time.
To merely rub salt in to Inter's wounds, Serbia & Montenegro international Stankovic was sent off with three minutes remaining.
After gaining their first Serie A win of the season last week, Perugia made it two on the bounce by crushing Bologna at home.
Fabrizio Ravanelli scored for Perugia on 31 minutes but his goal was cancelled out by Claudio Bellucci just past the hour mark.
Paul Codrea restored Perugia's advantage before Sam Dalla Bonna was sent off for Bologna and Ze Maria made it three from the penalty spot.
A Salvatore Fresi spot kick added a further touch of gloss to the result in the final ten minutes before Bellucci nabbed his second of the match.
Lecce raised their survival prospects and leapfrogged Modena in the table after Javier Chevanton's first half penalty settled their meeting.
Sampdoria planted themselves firmly in the top half of the table with victory over Chievo Verona. Cristiano Doni's first half penalty miss was only a blip as Aimo Diana's 49th minute goal separated the sides.
Click below for an individual match summary:
Internazionale 1-3 Brescia
Juventus 3-0 Ancona
Lazio 0-1 Milan
Lecce 1-0 Modena
Parma 1-4 Roma
Perugia 4-2 Bologna
Sampdoria 1-0 Chievo