Serie A reports

MILAN - Brief reports from Serie A games played on Sunday.

AS ROMA 2 AC MILAN 2

The spoils were shared in David Beckham's Serie A debut for Milan.

Mirko Vucinic fired Roma ahead before Milan's Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato scored twice in five minutes after the break, his second a cute strike after a delightful run.

Montenegro striker Vucinic also grabbed a second and Roma's equaliser with a low diving header on 72 minutes.

BOLOGNA 1 CHIEVO VERONA 1

Sergio Pellissier glanced in a close-range header from a free kick just before the interval to give bottom side Chievo the lead in their 1-1 draw at Bologna.

The home side equalised almost immediately when Marco Di Vaio converted a penalty after being hauled down in the battle between the two promoted clubs. Gaby Mudingayi was sent off for the hosts nine minutes from time.

FIORENTINA 1 LECCE 2

The promoted visitors won their first league game in 13 attempts and condemned Fiorentina to their first Serie A defeat at home this season.

Guillermo Giacomazzi sprung the offside trap and coolly finished to give Lecce a surprise early lead. Midfielder Felipe Melo's header put Fiorentina level but Lecce were quickly back in front on 28 minutes when Jose Castillo rounded keeper Sebastien Frey to score despite appeals he was offside.

Fiorentina striker Adrian Mutu, who has suffered elbow problems this season, was stretchered off clutching his arm and Pablo Osvaldo was sent off in injury time for dissent.

JUVENTUS 1 SIENA 0

Yet another Alessandro Del Piero free kick helped Juventus cut the gap on leaders Inter Milan to four points.

The 34-year-old bent the ball into the bottom corner from 30 metres just after the half hour mark.

Juve were not at their best and Siena had a few chances.

NAPOLI 1 CATANIA 0

The home side had most of the play but could not find a breakthrough until Christian Maggio controversially tapped in for victory with 10 minutes to go amid Catania appeals for offside.

Napoli wasted an earlier chance when Marek Hamsik's penalty was saved by Albano Bizzarri midway through the second half.

Takayuki Morimoto thought he had given Catania the lead only to find the referee had blown up for halftime just as he received the ball.

PALERMO 3 ATALANTA BERGAMO 2

Palermo striker Edinson Cavani hooked in from a tight angle to settle an extraordinary game.

The home side made a strong start and were rewarded when striker Fabrizio Miccoli lashed in midway through the first period after Atalanta's defence failed to deal with a long ball.

Australia midfielder Marco Bresciano prodded in Palermo's second on 39 minutes with Atalanta's backline again ripped apart. The visitors pulled one back in the second period through Sergio Floccari's header and Ferreira Pinto turned in at the far post to equalise before Cavani struck on 81 minutes.

REGGINA 2 LAZIO 3

Goran Pandev's simple hat-trick handed Lazio victory and left Reggina in the drop zone after a topsy-turvy match.

The hosts had gone ahead on four minutes when Bernardo Corradi slotted in a penalty after Lazio keeper Juan Pablo Carrizo had upended Franco Brienza but escaped a red card.

Macedonia striker Pandev brought his side level with a deflected effort on 14 minutes before being allowed to chest down and slam home again from close range. Francesco Cozza thought he had snatched a point for Reggina with a tap-in but Pandev popped up again on 76 minutes to win it.

UDINESE 1 SAMPDORIA 1

Maurizio Domizzi's scrambled equaliser gave faltering Udinese a deserved draw after a clever header from Gennaro Delvecchio 12 minutes into the second half had put Samp 1-0 up.

Simone Pepe's dipping free kick was the best chance of the first half for the home side while Antonio Di Natale blasted just over.

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GENOA 3 TORINO 0

Genoa overpowered lowly Torino thanks to three headed goals.

Unmarked Giuseppe Biava nodded in a corner on 18 minutes and Bosko Jankovic exposed more poor defending just after the break.

The hosts, without top scorer Diego Milito, made it three with five minutes left when Thiago Motta netted from another corner.

INTER MILAN 1 CAGLIARI 1

Zlatan Ibrahimovic grabbed the equaliser for lacklustre leaders Inter, who were fortunate not to lose after the visitors missed three great chances late on.

Sweden's Ibrahimovic tapped in at the far post on 77 minutes following a superb run and cross from substitute Hernan Crespo.

Cagliari forward Robert Acquafresca, on loan from Inter, had put the Sardinians ahead 12 minutes earlier when he chested the ball down and fired home after defender Walter Samuel slipped.