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Juventus and Roma battle to draw in Turin; Mainz lose second spot

Francesco Totti levels from the spot for Roma in the Olympic Stadium.
Francesco Totti levels from the spot for Roma in the Olympic Stadium.
  • Juventus and AS Roma draw 1-1 in heavyweight clash in Serie A
  • Mainz beaten 1-0 at home by Hanover to lose second spot in Germany to Bayer Leverkusen
  • Brest continue to lead French first division after 1-1 home draw against Sochaux
  • Rangers four points clear in Scotland after 2-0 win over Aberdeen
  • AS Roma
  • Juventus FC
  • Bayer Leverkusen FC
  • Brest
  • Rangers FC

(CNN) -- Juventus missed the chance to go second in Serie A when they were held to a 1-1 home draw by AS Roma on Saturday night.

Juve took a 35th minute lead through Vincenzo Iaquinta but Roma striker Francesco Totti leveled from the spot in first half injury time.

The shared points did little to boost either team's title challenge with Juve up to fourth ahead of champions Inter Milan, who face leaders AC Milan in their city derby on Sunday. Roma are sixth.

Alberto Aquilani brilliantly set up Iaquinta for the opener as he crossed for him to score with an acrobatic volley from the edge of the area.

Roma won their penalty as Totti's free-kick hit Pepe on the arm and he duly converted from the spot.

Juve had the better of the second period but could not force the winner with Sergio in fine form in the Roma goal.

In the day's earlier game in Serie A, Alberto Gilardino scored as Fiorentina gained a vital 1-0 win over Cesena, who remain second from bottom.

In the German Bundesliga, Mainz suffered a setback as they lost 1-0 at home to Hanover as they failed to close the gap on leaders Borussia Dortmund.

Hanover are up to fifth despite having captain Steven Cherundolo sent off in the second half.

Sergio Pinto scored the only goal of the match just before halftime with a brilliant strike from just outside the penalty area.

It was Mainz's third straight home defeat and the setback sees Bayer Leverkusen move up to second on goal difference with a 1-0 win at St. Pauli as Brazilian midfielder Renato Augusto scored the only goal of the match.

Dortmund are seven points clear after their 2-0 win over Hamburg on Friday night.

In France, Brest continue to be the surprise leaders despite being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Sochaux on Saturday while Marseille missed the chance to cut the gap to a point after a 1-1 draw with Lens.

Stephane Mbia put Marseille ahead with a header from a Lucho Gonzalez corner. Eduardo leveled for the hosts after the break.

Brest fell behind against Sochaux when Ideye Brown fired home, but Nolan Roux volleyed home the equalizer for the leaders seven minutes from time.

Glasgow Rangers went four points clear of Celtic in the Scottish Premier League with a 2-0 defeat over struggling Aberdeen.

A Kenny Miller header and fierce drive from Vladimir Weiss put Rangers ahead in the first half but they could not repeat the 9-0 rout inflicted on Aberdeen by Celtic the previous week.

Celtic are away to St. Mirren on Sunday.