Brescia and Torino kicked off match day 12 on Saturday in emphatic style at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti, but it was the Granata that came away with a 4-0 victory against their 10-man hosts.
Former Italy international and 2016 World Cup winner Fabio Grosso who replaced Euginio Corini on the Brescia bench during the week, had his side 2 goals behind after just 26 minutes, Torino captain Andrea Belotti converting both spot kicks from handball situations.
Things got worse for the Biancazzurri as Ales Mateju sent for an early shower after bringing down Belotti on the edge of the box with 4 minutes remaining for the half time whistle.
Alex Berenguer sealed victory for the visitors with a brace of his own in the 75th & 81st minute to give Torino their first victory in 7 games.
Inter temporarily regained leadership of the table, coming from behind to beat Hellas Verona 2-1 at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
Verona put their nose in front from the spot when referee Paolo Valeri awarded a penalty against Samir Handanovic for bringing down Mattia Zaccagni. Valerio Verre converted in the 17th minute.
But the Nerazurri turned the game around in the second half with Mattia Vecino heading in Valentino Lazaro’s cross for the equaliser in the 65th minute while Nicolo Barela curled in the winner from a distance 7 minutes from time.
At the Stadio San Paolo, Napoli dropped to 7th on the log after extending their winless streak to four games following their barren draw to Genoa, a result they had avoided for the past 25 years against their guests.
Sunday’s early kick off was at the Sardegna Arena where Radja Nainggolan inspired Cagliari to a 5-2 hammering of Fiorentina.
The Belgian midfielder set up Marko Rog after 16 minutes for the opening goal. Ten minutes later, Fabio Pisacane headed in Luca Cigarini’s corner to double the hosts’ advantage.
On 34 minutes, Nainggolan set up Giovanni Simeone for the 3rd goal from inside the box and the striker paid tribute to former player, late Davide Astori.
Nainggolan completed his hattrick of assists in the 54th minute by feeding Joao Pedro to go 4-0 up, while also duly adding his name to the scoresheet with a piledriver from about 25 metres out 9 minutes later.
Two goals from Dusan Vlahovic in the 74th and 84th minutes proved nothing more than a consolation for the Viola.
Later on Sunday afternoon, Spal let Udinese off the hook as they pass up a chance to claim all three points deep into stoppage time. With both sides seemingly heading for a barren draw at the Dacia Arena, the visitors were awarded a penalty but Juan Musso saved the resultant kick from Andrea Petagna.
It was a similar scenario at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris as 10-man Atalanta held Sampdoria to a goalless draw following Ruslan Malinovskyi’s red card 16 minutes from time.
At the Stadio Ennio Tardini, two second half goals from Parma was enough to beat Roma 2-0 and send the capitale club out of the top four.
Mattia Sprocati fired the Ducali ahead in the 64th minute with a half volley and Andreas Cornelius sealed victory for the home side very late in the game.
Sister club Lazio fared better at the Stadio Olimpico where they defeated Leece 4-2.
With half an hour gone, Luis Alberto set up Joaquin Correa for the game’s opening goal but Gianlucca Lapadula drew the visitors level 4 minutes before the half time break.
Further strikes from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Joaquin Correa sandwiched either side of a Ciro Immobile penalty saw Lazio go 4-1 up and Andrea La Mantia pulled another goal back for Lecce 5 minutes from time.
Sunday’s final game was in Turin where AC Milan are yet to record a win against Juventus in 8 years.
Despite creating the better chances for most parts of the game, the Rossoneri were still undone by a Paolo Dybala strike 13 minutes from full time as the reigning champions regained the lead from Inter once again.