Juventus 1 - 0 Siena

Alessandro Del Piero scored a stunning free-kick to hand Juventus a 1-0 home win over Siena at Turin's Olympic stadium on Sunday and close the gap at the top behind leaders Inter Milan to four points.

Inter left the door open with a surprise 1-1 home draw against Cagliari on Saturday night and Del Piero's sixth goal of the season direct from a free-kick allowed the Old Lady of Turin to take full advantage. Despite his advancing years, the 34-year-old Del Piero seems to be getting better and better. This was his seventh league goal of the season and 12th in all competitions, but most remarkable has been his free-kick record.

Previous successful dead-ball strikes helped Juve beat Real Madrid home and away in the Champions League while another downed Zenit St Petersburg 1-0 in Turin. And in the league he has been equally deadly, previously hitting the back of the net against Palermo and Chievo.

Juventus 1 - 0 Siena Highlights

AS Roma 2 - 2 AC Milan

All the attention ahead of AC Milan's trip to AS Roma on Sunday may have been focused on David Beckham, but the Englishman was upstaged at the Stadio Olimpico by a Brazilian 14 years his junior as Pato struck both Rossoneri goals in a 2-2 draw.

The 19-year-old signed off before the winter break with two goals in the 5-1 defeat of Udinese Calcio, and repeated the trick early in the second half last night. With Milan trailing, Pato combined superbly with compatriot Kakà for his first strike but it was his second, a deft chip five minutes later, which earned him plaudits not least from his new team-mate.

Pato struck nine league goals in 18 games last season in his first campaign in Italy since leaving SC Internacional and is already within one of that tally this term.

Full results;
January 10
Genoa 3 - 0 Torino
Inter Milan 1 - 1 Cagliari

January 11
Bologna 1 - 1 Chievo
Fiorentina 1 - 2 Lecce
Juventus 1 - 0 Siena
Napoli 1 - 0 Catania
Palermo 3 - 2 Atalanta
Reggina 2 - 3 Lazio
Udinese 1 - 1 Sampdoria
AS Roma 2 - 2 AC Milan


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