Milan held, Totti revives Roma
AC Milan had Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent off as they were held to a shock 1-1 draw at home to basement boys Bari at the San Siro. Gergely Rudolf put the visitors in front in the 39th minute and the home side twice had goals ruled out before Ibrahimovic was shown a red card in the 73rd minute.
Antonio Cassano saved Milan's blushes with an equaliser in the 82nd minute to take them five points clear of second-placed Inter Milan at the top of Serie A.
Napoli closed within a point of Inter as they came from behind to win 3-1 at ten-man Parma. Raffaele Palladino gave Parma the lead before Daniele Galloppa was sent off just before the hour. Marek Hamsik and Ezequiel Lavezzi had already given the visitors the lead by that time and Cristian Maggio then netted late on.
Totti brace revives Roma
Roma revived their top-four ambitions with a Francesco Totti brace sealing victory over nine-man Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico. Totti opened the scoring in the 70th minute before the Roma captain added his second from the penalty spot with seconds remaining.
Lazio ended the game without Stefan Radu and Christian Ledesma after both were shown red cards in the final stages.
Udinese kept their hopes of UEFA Champions League football alive with four goals in 14 minutes to see off Cagliari at the Stadio Sant'Elia. Mehdi Benatia and Alexis Sanchez scored before half-time and Antonio Di Natale scored a double in six minutes after the break.
Ten-man Sampdoria battled manfully at Catania but in the end could not prevent new manager Alberto Cavasin's reign beginning with a 1-0 defeat. Sampdoria had Fernando Tissone sent off after 23 minutes and 15 minutes from time substitute Cristian Llama finally broke their resistance.
Fiorentina's late run into European contention continued as Juan Manuel Vargas scored the only goal at Chievo, while Bologna took a giant step towards defending their Serie A status with a 1-0 victory at Lecce. Gaston Ramirez scored in the 33rd minute. Genoa were 1-0 winners over Palermo.