Serie A reports

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

LAZIO 1 JUVENTUS 1

The visitors reduced the gap on leaders Inter Milan to three points after Olof Mellberg headed in a corner on half an hour to take a share of the points.

Lazio went ahead when Juve goalkeeper Alex Manninger misjudged Cristian Ledesma's free kick, which curled into the top corner.

Injury and suspension-hit Juve were forced to give a league debut to 19-year centre back Lorenzo Ariaudo, who repaid Claudio Ranieri's faith with a mature performance.

ATALANTA 3 INTER MILAN 1

The helpless leaders were overrun by a superb Atalanta side who are always strong at home.

A great turn and shot from striker and Italy hopeful Sergio Floccari on 18 minutes put Atalanta ahead before playmaker Cristiano Doni's free kick took a huge deflection off Zlatan Ibrahimovic's hand to extend the lead on 28 minutes.

The 35-year-old Doni, one of the most in-form Serie A players, made it 3-0 on 33 minutes with a towering header as Inter's defence stood still. Ibrahimovic netted in injury time with a rare Inter effort.

CAGLIARI 2 UDINESE 0

Udinese's awful run continued at the hands of Cagliari.

An early deflected free kick from Daniele Conti gave the Sardinians a perfect start and then Davide Biondini guided in a cross unmarked at the back post on 20 minutes.

Udinese have not won in 10 league games having been early season pacesetters. Gaetano D'Agostino hit post with a free kick for the struggling visitors.

CATANIA 1 BOLOGNA 2

Bologna put more distance between themselves and the drop zone with a hard-fought win.

Serie A top scorer Marco Di Vaio netted his 14th of the league season with a close range header soon after the restart before Adailton's diving header made it two.

Catania, who grabbed a consolation through Michele Paolucci's powerful finish, were not helped by Argentine midfielder Mariano Izco being dismissed on 37 minutes for a horror tackle on Davide Bombardini. Giuseppe Mascara also missed a penalty for the Sicilians.

CHIEVO 2 NAPOLI 1

Michele Marcolini converted two penalties to boost joint-bottom Chievo but replays suggested Simone Bentivoglio dived for the second spotkick.

Marcolini scored his first just after the half hour mark after Matteo Contini was adjudged to have pulled down Giampiero Pinzi.

Napoli talisman Ezequiel Lavezzi squeezed a shot into the far corner to bring the visitors level on 53 minutes but team mate Marek Hamsik was sent off for foul and abusive language two minutes later. Chievo's Santiago Morero received a second yellow for the hosts before Marcolini's 74th-minute winner.

LECCE 0 GENOA 2

Bosko Jankovic's cheeky backheel helped in-form Genoa rise up to fourth.

The Serbian midfielder broke the deadlock midway through the second half and Giuseppe Sculli tapped into an open goal in injury time.

SAMPDORIA 0 PALERMO 2

Mark Bresciano scored twice to seal an easy win for Palermo against a consistently ineffective Sampdoria.

The Australia midfielder calmly headed in at the far post to give the away side the lead just before the interval and slid home in the second half after a good move.

The hosts, who handed a debut to former Fiorentina striker Giampaolo Pazzini, had limited chances.

TORINO 0 AS ROMA 1

Julio Baptista's stunning injury-time winner put Roma just five points from a Champions League berth.

The Brazilian forward, who scored twice in the 2-0 win over Sampdoria in midweek, chested down and volleyed acrobatically into the corner after a scrappy encounter.

Third-from-bottom Torino, two points from safety, had Simone Barone sent off just after the goal when he was shown a second yellow card for dissent.

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AC MILAN 1 FIORENTINA 0

Alexandre Pato drilled in with the help of the far post in the seventh minute to win it for Milan, who had Marek Jankulovski sent off in stoppage time for a second yellow card.

Brazil playmaker Kaka was relatively quiet in what could be his last game for the seven-times European champions, who are considering a huge offer for him from Manchester City.

Loan signing David Beckham was booked and misplaced a few passes in his home debut, but he also had a hand in the move that led to the goal and had a decent shot pushed away for a corner just before halftime.

SIENA 1 REGGINA 0

Substitute Mario Frick capitalised on some poor defending to latch on to a long ball and fire home in the 75th minute, ending Siena's run of four consecutive defeats against relgation-threatened Reggina.

The visitors failed to put away three good chances at the start of the second half, while Franco Brienza and Francesco Cozza had attempts at a equaliser well-saved.