Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez converted the penalty to beat Sampdoria and put Atalanta sixth on the day they debuted two 17-year-olds.
Torino were utterly toothless without Andrea Belotti, as Blerim Dzemaili got a surprise brace for Bologna’s first home win since November.
Fiorentina ran riot at the Bentegodi with a 3-0 victory, sending Chievo to their fourth consecutive defeat.
Levan Mchedlidze’s late towering header sunk an uninspired Udinese and probably did enough to secure Empoli’s safety.
Crotone fought back twice to earn a more than creditable 2-2 draw at Marassi, but Genoa’s crisis drags on.
An audacious new Juventus system got the job done within 16 minutes, as Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain swept Lazio aside 2-0.
Napoli inflicted a hammer blow on Milan’s top three hopes with a hugely entertaining 2-1 win at San Siro thanks to Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon.
Joao Mario came off the bench to grab the winner, as Inter notched up a sixth straight Serie A win and ended their Palermo taboo.
Sassuolo swept Pescara aside at the Stadio Adriatico, including an Alessandro Matri brace and late parried penalty.
Edin Dzeko’s volley allowed Roma to squeeze past Cagliari with a third consecutive 1-0 Serie A win, and a record-breaking run.