Sassuolo won a seven-goal thriller at promotion-chasing Varese, while Modena had a 3-3 draw, Verona won away and Padova were stunned.
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Ascoli 1-2 Empoli
Scorers: Maccarone 21, 39 (E), Zaza 54 (A)
Bari 2-0 Juve Stabia
Scorers: Tallo 52, 81 (B)
Brescia 1-1 Novara
Scorers: Seferovic 9 (N), Scaglia 30 (B)
Grosseto 0-2 Hellas Verona
Scorers: Ferrari pen 25 (HV), Cacciatore 30 (HV)
Saved penalty: Piovaccari 27 (G)
Modena 3-3 Cittadella
Scorers: Ardemagni 5 (M), Mazzarani 65 (M), Gasparetto 70 (C), Di Nardo 72 (C), Pagano 75 (M), Sosa 80 (C)
Padova 0-1 Vicenza
Scorers: Castiglia 5 (V)
Pro Vercelli 1-2 Virtus Lanciano
Scorers: Di Cecco 11 (VL), Grossi pen 23 (PV), Falcone 67 (VL)
Sent off: Grossi 87 (PV)
Ternana 0-0 Spezia
Varese 3-4 Sassuolo
Scorers: Berardi 6 (S), Masucci 44, 55 (S), Troest 54 (V), Ebagua pen 64 (V), Pavoletti 86 (S), Zecchin 93 (V)
Sent off: Terranova 63 (S)
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