Empoli climbed above Sassuolo in the Serie A standings thanks to a 3-1 win at the Stadio Carlo Castellini on Sunday.
Veteran striker Luca Toni scored in either half as Verona pulled off a surprise 2-0 win over Napoli on Sunday.
Nicola Sansone scored twice in the first half as Sassuolo hammered 10-man Parma 4-1 on Sunday.
Paul Pogba's late goal gave Juventus a 1-0 win over Sassuolo to send them 11 points clear in Serie A.
Juventus opened up an 11-point lead at the top of Serie A with 12 games to go thanks to a 1-0 win over Sassuolo.
Napoli missed the chance to move level with second-placed Roma in Serie A as they lost 1-0 at Torino on Sunday.
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