Serie A Round-up
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Juventus extended their lead at the top, while Milan hammered Treviso 5-0.Juventus extended their lead at the top of Serie A to nine points despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Parma.
Daniele Dessena (39) gave Parma a shock lead in Turin, but Juve responded instantly through Zlatan Ibrahimovic (44), before being frustrated by their stubborn opponents in the second half.
In the game of the day, Fiorentina edged out second-placed Inter 2-1. Christian Brocchi (10) fired the Viola ahead, and their lead was extended when Luis Jimenez (59) netted. Inter pulled one back through Alvaro Recoba (84), but they could not earn a share of the points.
Milan thrashed struggling Treviso 5-0 at the San Siro. After Kaka (14) had given the Rossoneri a first half advantage, Andrei Shevchenko (53 & 64), Albertino Gilardino (62) and Filippo Inzaghi (73) filled their boots after the break.
At the bottom, Lecce were left rooted to the foot of the table after crashing to a 2-1 defeat to Empoli at the Stadio via Del Mare. Goals from Sergio Almiron (2) and a Francesco Tavano penalty (40) put relegation-threatened Empoli ahead, before a late consolation from Cristian Ledesma (80 pen).
Chievo and Sampdoria both continued their solid progress with a 1-1 draw. Vitaly Kutuzov (31) fired Sampdoria in front, before Giuseppe Scurto (61) grabbed an equaliser.
Palermo cruised to a 3-1 victory over Lazio. Mariano Gonzalez (11), Giovanni Tedesco (56) and Andrea Caracciolo (64) all got on the scoresheet for Palermo, while Manuel Belleri restored a modicum of pride for the visitors (86).
Roma edged a seven-goal thriller against Cagliari 4-3. In a topsy-turvy match, strikes from Simone Perrotta (25) and Daniele De Rossi (35) for Roma, and David Suazo (15), Antonio Langella (19) and Daniele Conti (55) lefty it at 3-2 to Cagliari going into the last fifteen minutes, before a brace of penalties from Francesco Totti (79 & 90) turned the game once and for all.
Reggina picked up three points on their travels after coming from behind to beat Udinese 2-1. Nicola Amoruso scored twice (41 and 61) to stun the home side after Vincenzo Iaquinta (16) had given them an early advantage.
Livorno, in their first game since coach Roberto Donadoni's exit, drew 0-0 with Ascoli, while the day's only other game, between Messina and Siena, also finished goalless.
Milan 5-0 Treviso
Ascoli 0-0 Livorno
Chievo 1-1 Sampdoria
Fiorentina 2-1 Internazionale
Juventus 1-1 Parma
Lecce 1-2 Empoli
Messina 0-0 Siena
Palermo 3-1 Lazio
Roma 4-3 Cagliari
Udinese 1-2 Reggina