Cagliari threw away the opportunity to make it four wins in a row, as not only did they gift Verona the equaliser, they missed a sitter.
A Miralem Pjanic strike and Cristiano Ronaldo header gave Juventus the 2-0 victory over SPAL, although Etrit Berisha kept the scoreline down with a series of saves.
Lazio ran riot against sorry Genoa with inspirational Ciro Immobile providing a goal and assist, not to mention a rare Stefan Radu strike.
Edin Dzeko’s header on a Henrikh Mkhitaryan cross secured victory away to Lecce, despite Gabriel saving an Aleksandar Kolarov penalty.
Milan plunged into full-blown crisis mode after a humiliating 3-1 home defeat to Fiorentina, which saw Mateo Musacchio sent off and Gianluigi Donnarumma save a penalty.
Dries Mertens and Kostas Manolas just about proved enough for Napoli to scrape a 2-1 win over Brescia, despite Mario Balotelli’s goal.
Roberto Inglese was Parma's super-sub as the Ducali left it late to beat 10-man Torino 3-2 on Monday evening.
Alexis Sanchez had an eventful first start, as he scored a goal, deflected another and was sent off for diving in Inter’s 3-1 win away to Sampdoria.
Atalanta crushed Sassuolo 4-1 on their own turf with a stunning first half performance, including Papu Gomez brace, Duvan Zapata and Robin Gosens.
Udinese ended their negative streak with a surprise victory over a Bologna side who seem to have lost their way, as Stefano Okaka proved decisive.