Mario Balotelli came off the bench to bag a brace as Monza won the head-to-head with Salernitana, so despite losing, Empoli and Lecce retain the top two spots.
Ascoli 2-0 Empoli
Dionisi 39 (A), Bajic 60 (A)
Brescia 3-1 SPAL
Bjarnason 28 (B), Aye 63 (B), Strefezza 65 (S), Jagiello 79 (B)
Cosenza 3-0 Pescara