Juventus strolled to a 4-0 victory over Chievo in Verona to record a 12th consecutive win in Serie A.
Juve took less than six minutes to open the scoring as Stephen Lichtsteiner delivered a perfect low cross and Alvaro Morata got goal-side of full-back Nicolas Frey to finish from six yards.
They doubled their lead five minutes before the break, Paulo Dybala and Sami Khedira linking up and the latter squaring across goal to serve up a mirror image of Morata’s first finish.
The third came on the hour when Lichtsteiner and Paul Pogba combined to set up the chance and Alex Sandro stroked home left-footed.
The result meant Juve went top of Serie A, but only for a couple of hours as Napoli came from a goal down to thrash Empoli 5-1.
After they fell behind to Leandro Paredes’ opener, the southerners responded confidently. Paredes’ dummied free kick took a heavy deflection off Callejon to fool Pepe Reina before nestling in the back of the net.
Napoli reacted typically quickly with Gonzalo Higuain grabbing his 22nd goal of the season. The Argentine burst into the box to meet Lorenzo Insigne’s cross from the left and, in the 37th minute, provider turned goalscorer thanks to his well-placed free kick.
The Azzurri managed to extend their advantage when play resumed, Camporese perhaps unlucky to put the ball into his own goal when trying to anticipate Higuain’s run.
Jose Callejon confirmed the outcome with quickly taken brace in the dying moments of the match.
Genoa and Fiorentina shared the points from a frustrating 0-0 draw at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
With the hosts needing to build a cushion above the relegation zone and Fiorentina watching their title challenge starting to fade, a draw did little to satisfy either club.
Mattia Destro fired Bologna to a dramatic 3-2 home victory over Sampdoria at the Renato Dall’Ara.
The home side went two goals up inside 24 minutes as Anthony Mounier and Godfred Donsah scored to make life rather difficult for relegation-troubled Samp.
Vincenzo Montella’s men hit back in the second half, however, with strikes from Luis Muriel and Joaquin Correa threatening to deny Bologna the chance to climb into the top half of the table.
But Destro stepped up to convert an 86th-minute penalty after former Sunderland midfielder Ricky Alvarez had handled the ball in the Samp box.
Hellas Verona’s quest for a first win of the season continues after a 0-0 draw at Torino.
The basement boys — 12 points from safety — did well to hold out at the Stadio Olimpico, where mid-table Torino went close to scoring on numerous occasions.
ChievoVerona 0 – 4 Juventus
Bologna 3 – 2 Sampdoria
Genoa 0 – 0 Fiorentina
SSC Napoli 5 – 1 Empoli
Torino 0 – 0 Hellas Verona
Udinese 0 – 0 Lazio
AC Milan 3 – 0 Inter