Serie A Round-Up
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Roma have closed to within two points of fourth placed Fiorentina.Roma have closed to within two points of fourth placed Fiorentina after a 3-0 success over Parma.
Parma, who are dangerously close to the drop zone, had won their previous two Serie A clashes.
Goals either side of half-time from Alessandro Mancini put Roma firmly in the driving seat.
Simone Perrotta ended Parma's hopes of a comeback with Roma's third with 13 minutes remaining.
Ascoli picked up a crucial point after a 1-1 draw at Siena.
Gianluca Comotto gave Ascoli the lead on 39 minutes to stun the home side.
Siena fought back in the second half and Erjon Bogdani drew them level on 50 minutes.
Both sides pushed for a winner in the closing stages, but neither could find the crucial finishing touch in front of goal.