Grosseto cause a shock in Padova and Pescara climb into second place, as Torino are held, Empoli crumble and Sampdoria scrape a point.
Week 16 continued this afternoon with a series of games and some surprise results, above all in Padova where Grosseto snatched a 1-0 victory.
Sassuolo were held on home turf by fellow promotion hopefuls Brescia, allowing Zdenek Zeman’s Pescara to climb into second place.
Torino are now three points clear at the top of the table, having played out a goalless stalemate away to Crotone.
Sampdoria’s new Coach Beppe Iachini needs more time to change their fortunes, but at least managed to pick up a point in Bari.
There were surprise home defeats for Empoli and Varese.
Bari 1-1 Sampdoria
Scorers: Volta 27 (S), Borghese 78 (B)
Sent off: Kopunek 71 (B)
Crotone 0-0 Torino
Empoli 1-3 Verona
Scorers: Abbate 17 (V), Jorginho 31 (V), Tavano 88 (E), Hallfredsson 94 (V)
Juve Stabia 2-2 Modena
Scorers: Mezzavilla 23 (J), Stanco 65 (M), Tarantino 70 (J), Di Gennaro 79 (M)
Livorno 0-1 Ascoli (Friday)
Scorers: Papa Waigo 90 (A)
Nocerina 2-2 Vicenza
Scorers: Castaldo pen 17 (N), Sacilotto 50 (N), Abbruscato 77 (V), Bastrini 85 (V)
Padova 0-1 Grosseto
Scorers: Sforzini pen 9 (G)
Sent off: Donati 74 (P)
Pescara 2-1 Gubbio
Scorers: Balzano 18 (P), Graffiedi pen 23 (G), Immobile 51 (P)
Sent off: Capuano 22 (P)
Sassuolo 1-1 Brescia
Scorers: Jonathas pen 18 (B), Marchi 94 (S)
Sent off: Budel 46 (B)
Varese 0-1 Cittadella
Scorers: Schiavon 69 (C)
Serie B Table:
Bari (-2) 20
Juve Stabia (-4) 18
Crotone (-1) 17
Ascoli (-10) 5
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