Serie A round-up
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Internazionale tightened their grip on the Serie A title race on Sunday.
Internazionale tightened their grip on the Serie A title race as they recorded a 3-1 win over Fiorentina, while nearest rivals Roma were held at Livorno.
The Giuseppe Meazza faithful were stunned into silence on five minutes as Luca Toni fired the Viola ahead.
Inter's response was swift, though, as Dejan Stankovic drew them level on 19 minutes and Adriano fired them ahead on 24 minutes.
Fiorentina remained in the game until 20 minutes from time, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic's effort took the wind from their sails.
The gap between Inter and Roma is 11 points as the capital club were held at Livorno.
Cristiano Lucarelli fired Livorno ahead from the spot, but they were denied victory by Francesco Totti 14 minutes from time.
Totti blotted his copybook in injury-time as he was shown a red card for violent conduct.
Milan's recent rise up the table, in winning their previous three games, came to an end in the capital as they could only draw 0-0 with Lazio.
It was the home side that conjured the best of the opportunities, with Milan fortuitous to return from their travels with a share of the spoils.
Manchester United youngster Giuseppe Rossi scored on his debut as struggling Parma beat Torino 1-0.
Empoli reinforced their claims for a European slot with a 2-0 win over Sampdoria. Both the goals came in the second half, with Luca Saudati and Davide Matteini the successful marksmen.
Siena battled back from a goal down to claim a 2-1 win over struggling Chievo.
Matteo Brighi gave the Flying Donkeys the lead on 25 minutes, but Siena rallied and goals just past the hour from Luca Antonini and Daniele Portanova secured victory for the home side.
Udinese were 1-0 winners over Messina thanks to Vincenzo Iaquinta and it was a similar story as David Suazo's early penalty handed Cagliari a 1-0 win at Catania.