Juventus FC bounced back from the disappointment of their UEFA Champions League exit last week with a 1-0 home win over Hellas-Verona FC.
Top three stretch ahead
The victory keeps Juventus in third place in Serie A on 55 points behind AS Roma and Internazionale FC who are first and second respectively but level on 56 points. Roma are top after their convincing 3-1 triumph over Atalanta BC on Saturday while Inter stay second after their 2-1 win at US Lecce on Sunday.
Nedved hits winner
Pavel Nedved's 39th-minute goal, following a one-two with Nicola Amoruso, ensured three points for Juventus in a keenly-fought contest at the Delle Alpi stadium. Inter beat lowly Lecce 2-1 after a double strike from Uruguayan forward Alvaro Recoba. Goalkeeper Francesco Toldo saved a Davor Vugrinec penalty although the Croatian scored a late consolation.
Late goal stuns Lazio
S.S. Lazio’s miserable run of form was maintained by a 1-1 draw against struggling Brescia Calcio. Argentina striker Hernan Crespo had looked to have given his side all three points with his 100th Serie A goal, only for Roberto Yllana to snatch an equaliser in the dying seconds.
Mixed fortunes for Corini
Elsewhere on Sunday, Udinese Calcio drew 1-1 with Piacenza FC while fourth-placed Bologna FC could only manage the same scoreline with AC Fiorentina. Parma AC went down 2-1 at AC Perugia and AC Chievo Verona drew 1-1 with bottom club AC Venezia, with Chievo's Eugenio Corini scoring at both ends.
Milan AC won at their San Siro home for the first time in 2002, as they beat Torino Calcio 2-1 in Sunday’s evening match. Kakha Kaladze and Massimo Ambrosini scored second-half goals to earn Milan the three points, while Marco Ferrante's penalty was merely a consolation for the visitors. Milan remain in sixth place, one points behind Chievo and four clear of Lazio.
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