Goals from Alessandro Del Piero, Marco Di Vaio, Pavel Nedved and Edgar Davids secured top spot in Serie A for Juventus FC following a convincing 4-0 victory over city rivals Torino Calcio on Sunday.
Marcello Lippi's side produced an outstanding display of attacking football, as first-half goals from Alessandro Del Piero and Di Vaio put the Turin giants well in command at the interval. Nedved added a third six minutes after half-time, before Torino wasted their chance to get back into the match when Marco Ferrante missed from the penalty spot. Davids made sure of the win inside the final minute, capping a fine performance.
Andrea Pirlo scored twice from the penalty spot to give AC Milan a 2-1 home win over Parma AC on Sunday.
Pirlo had put Milan ahead three minutes into the second half before Emanuele Filippini equalised in the 64th minute. But a second penalty in the 70th minute, strongly contested by Parma, gave Carlo Ancelotti's side the three points to move them into third spot behind leaders Juventus and second-placed Internazionale FC.
López on target
S.S. Lazio maintained their good run of form with a 3-1 win at Como Calcio, Argentinian striker Claudio López scoring twice. Diego Simeone gave the visitors the lead on 16 minutes but Nicola Corrent equalised for Como 20 minutes later. López scored his first of the match ten minutes after the interval, before making the points safe on 62 minutes.
Defeat for Chievo
Udinese Calcio ended AC Chievo Verona's four-match winning run with a 2-1 win over the visiting Verona side. Martin Jørgensen broke the deadlock for Udinese after 15 minutes, before German international striker Carsten Jancker doubled the hosts' advantage eight minutes later. Oliver Bierhoff reduced the arrears for Chievo five minutes after half-time but the visitors' misery was complete when Sulley Ali Muntari was sent off for a second bookable offence.
Di Natale treble
Antonio Di Natale scored a hat-trick as Empoli FC secured a valuable three points with an emphatic 4-2 home win over Reggina Calcio, while Omar Milanetto scored the only goal from the spot as Modena FC beat Piacenza FC. Ousmane Dabo and Gianni Comandini scored the goals in Atalanta BC's 2-0 victory at Brescia Calcio.
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