German Denis struck twice as relegation-threatened Atalanta beat Sassuolo 2-1 at home on Sunday.
Domenico Berardi struck from the penalty spot to hand 10-man Sassuolo a 1-0 home triumph over Chievo.
Juventus closed in on a fourth straight Serie A title after a 2-0 victory over Empoli.
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.
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