Massimo Maccarone struck twice after the interval for Empoli as the Tuscan outfit won 3-0 over Chievo on Sunday.
Struggling Chievo moved four points clear of the Serie A relegation zone with a 2-1 win over Sampdoria on Sunday.
Parma suffered a debilitating blow in their Serie A survival bid with a 1-0 defeat to Chievo on Wednesday.
Roma beat Cagliari 2-1 to snap a four-game winless streak and close the gap on Serie A leaders Juventus to seven points.
Napoli took advantage of slip-ups by the top five in Serie A with a win at Chievo, thanks to a Manolo Gabbiadini brace.
Manolo Gabbiadini scored the winner as Napoli beat Chievo 2-1 in Verona on Sunday.
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