( dpa ) - Second-place Roma rallied to clinch a 2-1 win over visiting AC Milan Saturday that pushed them within three points of Serie A leaders Inter Milan.
Roma have now 61 points, while title holders Inter look to improve on their 64 points Sunday at home to mid-table Palermo.
Strikers Ludovic Giuly and Mirko Vucinic reversed the score with late goals after Kaka's opening goal 11 minutes after the break.
The in-form Dutchman Clarence Seedorf on 26 minutes provided a first useful feed for Kaka's harmless header, while Roma captain Francesco Totti missed a mouthwatering chance firing wide three minutes later.
Seedorf tried a break in the area with no luck before Brazil star Kaka on 38 minutes missed another header in a fairly dull first half.
There was more action after the break, though not early for the many home fans at the Stadio Olimpico, who on 53 minutes saw Seedorf threaten with a low drive well saved by Alexander Doni.
Milan continued to attack and were on target three minutes later as Kaka volleyed past his compatriot goalkeeper off a cross from Massimo Oddo.
With Roma on the ropes, Doni had to block a spurt from Seedorf and a Kaka effort off an Andrea Pirlo assist, before coach Luciano Spalletti brought on Giuly and Vucinic.
The Frenchman Giuly levelled on 78 minutes, flicking home as Simone Perrotta found him in the goal area after a scramble and, three minutes later, Montenegro's Vucinic beat Zeljko Kalac with a precise drive off a Totti assist to put Roma ahead.
Milan remain rooted in fifth position on 46 points and failed to leapfrog fourth-place Fiorentina in the race for the four available Champions League berths. The Florence side lead Milan by one point ahead of a home game to Genoa.
Udinese moved up to 41 points after an earlier 2-2 draw with mid-table Lazio and occupy sixth place that grants the second UEFA Cup berth.