Lazio's dramatic 2-1 derby victory over 10-man Roma concluded an otherwise quiet Sunday in Serie A.
The other six games of the afternoon featured just two goals, with Juventus and Udinese retaining their unbeaten records at the top of the table.
Bologna were the only team from those matches to trouble the scorers as they won for the first time this season to move off the bottom of the standings.
Miroslav Klose struck a stoppage-time winner as Lazio beat 10-man Roma in the Eternal City derby.
The Biancoceleste had lost their previous five meetings with Roma - four under current coach Edy Reja - and this match looked to be heading the same way in the electric atmosphere of the Stadio Olimpico when Pablo Osvaldo gave Roma a fifth-minute lead.
But Hernanes equalised five minutes into the second half from the penalty spot after Simon Kjaer brought down Christian Brocchi and was shown a straight red card.
Klose was then denied by the crossbar and team-mate Djibril Cisse's volley rebounded off the post with seven minutes to go, but there was still time for a dramatic winner and for Lazio to stop the rot against their city rivals.
The win moved Reja's Lazio up to fourth in the standings, just one point behind leaders Juve.
Substitute Alessandro Del Piero came closest to breaking the deadlock as he struck the post as leaders Juventus were held 0-0 away by Chievo Verona.
Second-placed Udinese have also now won three and drawn three of their six fixtures this term following a 0-0 stalemate at Atalanta.
Lowly Bologna had lost four of their opening five games, but belatedly claimed a first three-point haul of the campaign by winning 2-0 at promoted Novara.
Gaston Ramirez made the breakthrough for Bologna deep into first-half stoppage-time before Robert Acquafresca's 63rd minute goal put the game beyond Novara's reach.
Genoa had experienced defender Kakha Kaladze sent off 10 minutes from time in a 0-0 draw at home with struggling Lecce.
Romanian striker Adrian Mutu was sent off against his former club Fiorentina as Cesena held out for the final 16 minutes to claim a 0-0 draw at home.
The afternoon's other match saw Cagliari remain just a point behind Juventus and Udinese after a 0-0 home draw with Siena.