Juventus went some way to erasing the disappointment of last week's UEFA Europa League exit by clinching a 3-1 win against Calcio Catania to move to within three points of second-placed S.S. Lazio. Fabio Quagliarella struck twice (44, 58) after Simone Pepe's effort (35) had been cancelled out by Takayuki Morimoto (37).
Earlier in the day, two goals by Stefano Guberti and a Giampaolo Pazzini penalty helped UC Sampdoria complete a 3-0 win over bottom club AS Bari that lifted the Blucerchiati up to seventh place in the table. Pazzini put the hosts ahead (17) before Guberti made sure of the result (56, 61) to take his team on to 23 points.
Genoa CFC lie two spots further back after also hitting three in a second-half comeback at UC Lecce. Luca Toni (55), Andrea Ranocchia (76) and Marco Rossi (90+4) responded to Edward Ofere's opener to seal Genoa's third win in five.
ACF Fiorentina and Parma FC are up to 12th and 14th respectively after home successes against Cagliari Calcio and Udinese Calcio. Adrian Mutu gave the Viola a 1-0 triumph, while veteran striker Hernán Crespo registered in either half as Parma prevailed 2-1.
Crespo now has six goals for the season, two fewer than former Parma team-mate Marco Di Vaio, who set Bologna FC on a path to their first away win of the season – a 2-0 victory against AC Cesena.
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