Internazionale moved ten points clear at the top of Serie A after a 3-1 win at Torino.
Adriano opened the scoring after just 24 minutes.
Stefano Fiore levelled matters on the hour mark - but they were level for just 60 seconds as Zlatan Ibrahimovic pounced.
Any hopes Torino had of getting back into the game disappeared when goalkeeper Christian Abbiati was sent off with seven minutes left, which also handed Inter a penalty which Marco Materazzi dispatched.
The win also meant Inter broke the Serie A record of 12 consecutive wins.
Empoli moved into the top six with a 2-0 win over lowly Parma.
The home side took the lead on 26 minutes when Andrea Raggi (pictured) pounced.
Second from bottom Parma looked to get back into the game, but their cause was not helped on the hour when Senegal defender Ferdinand Coly saw red.
The win was sealed 13 minutes from time when David Matteini (77) pounced.