This game could go a long way in showing how the rest of the season will pan out for Atalanta and Lazio.
Tiemoue Bakayoko was sent off, but Milan will still see this 0-0 draw against a Bologna side in the relegation zone as a missed opportunity.
Arkadiusz Milik was Napoli’s last-minute man once again to end Cagliari’s unbeaten home record, this time curling in a sensational free kick.
Fiorentina finally ended their 10-match winless streak, but had to fight back in order to beat local rivals Empoli 3-1.
Frosinone poured forward for an hour, but ultimately Sassuolo were more clinical and converted their chances to take the victory.
Mauro Icardi eventually made the difference for Inter against Udinese with a cheeky ‘Panenka’ style penalty after Seko Fofana’s handball.
Roma recovered from a shocking Robin Olsen howler to beat Genoa 3-2 in a bizarre atmosphere, but it did little to boost confidence.
Fabio Quagliarella was on target for an historic sixth Serie A game in a row, as Sampdoria pushed past Parma with a second half siege.
Chievo matched a club record of five consecutive Serie A draws, but Sergio Pellissier was denied by a goal-line clearance and SPAL hit the bar in stoppages.
Cristiano Ronaldo converted a penalty to give Juventus the Derby della Mole and their 5,000th Serie A goal, but Torino had their own spot-kick appeals.