Stefano Mauri scored twice as Lazio moved into third in Serie A following a 3-0 victory over Atalanta on Saturday night.
Stefano Mauri helped take Lazio into the top four of Serie A with two goals in a 3-0 win over Atalanta.
Udinese claimed a 2-1 win at Inter Milan in Serie A on Sunday night after Genoa earlier beat AC Milan to climb to third.
Atalanta came from behind to beat strugglers Cesena 3-2, thus ending a six-match winless run in Serie A.
Atalanta's veteran midfielder Cristian Raimondi has been ruled out for six months.
Andrea Pirlo earned Serie A leaders Juventus a late 2-1 win over Torino, while second-placed Roma won 4-2 at Inter Milan.
Atalanta held Empoli to a goalless draw on Sunday to claim a much-needed point and remain above the Serie A drop zone.
Second-place Roma rallied to beat Atalanta 2-1 on Saturday as the Serie A resumed after the international break.
Sampdoria rose to third in Serie A after a 2-2 draw against AC Milan on Saturday, while Sassuolo and Atalanta also drew.
Sassuolo missed the chance to climb into the top half of the table after being held to a goalless draw by Atalanta.
AC Milan suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Palermo in Serie A on Sunday after Sampdoria had earlier seen off Fiorentina 3-1
Torino were held to a goalless draw by Atalanta on Sunday.
Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain missed his second penalty of the season in a 1-1 draw at Atalanta.
Udinese maintained their unbeaten run at home with a 2-0 triumph over Atalanta on Sunday afternoon.
Arturo Vidal and Fernando Llorente scored as Serie A leaders Juventus beat Palermo 2-0, while Napoli won 6-2.
Sub Richmond Boakye condemned Parma to a fourth straight defeat as Atalanta claimed a first home win of the season.
Leonardo Bonucci struck the winner four minutes from time as Juventus ended Roma's perfect Serie A run with a 3-2 win.
Sampdoria extended their unbeaten start to the season with a 1-0 win over Atalanta at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Carlos Tevez scored twice and Gianluigi Buffon saved a penalty as Juventus won 3-0 at Atalanta.
A Carlos Tevez brace saw Juventus to a 3-0 victory at Atalanta, while Roma clinched a 2-0 win over Hellas Verona.
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