Modena earned a shock late win away to Padova, while Grosseto lost to Cesena after going down to 10 men in the opening minute.
Both clubs in the evening kick-off changed management this week, as Padova brought back Fulvio Pea to replace Franco Colomba and Modena hired Walter Novellino when sacking Dario Marcolin.
Grosseto 1-2 Cesena
Scorers: Granoche 32 (C), D’Alessandro 40 (C), Gimenez 84 (G)
Sent off: Barba 1 (G), D’Alessandro 43 (C)
Padova 0-1 Modena
Scorers: Mazzarani 85 (M)