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Juventus won the first of three games against Fiorentina over the next 12 days thanks to Kwadwo Asamoah's goal.
Sampdoria came from two goals down to beat Livorno 4-2 with a rousing second-half display.
Runaway leaders Juventus host Fiorentina on Sunday in the first of three meetings between the two sides this month.
Serie A leaders Juventus claimed a 2-0 victory at AC Milan on Sunday to move 11 points clear of nearest challengers Roma, who were held to a goalless draw at home to Inter Milan 24 hours earlier.
Goals from Stefano Okaka and Manolo Gabbiadini helped Sampdoria claim a 2-0 victory at Torino.
Juventus' game at AC Milan will take centre stage this weekend in Italian football while 24 hours earlier in the capital city, scudetto contenders Roma host Inter Milan in a glamorous tie.
Juventus pulled nine points clear at the top of Serie A as a thunderous strike from Carlos Tevez sunk city rivals Torino 1-0.
AC Milan bounced back from their Champions League setback with a 2-0 victory at Sampdoria on Sunday.
League leaders Juventus head into Sunday's Turin derby against Torino in the unusual position of watching their neighbours fly high in Serie A.
Juventus cruised to a 3-1 victory over Chievo on Sunday to retain their nine-point advantage at the top of Serie A.
Roma kept Juventus' advantage at the top of Serie A to nine points as they eased to a 3-0 win over Sampdoria.
Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain has warned Scudetto contenders Roma and Juventus his team will not settle just for the Coppa Italia trophy this season.
Hellas Verona and Lazio applied the brakes to the Serie A title race by holding leaders Juventus and nearest challengers Roma to frustrating draws on Sunday afternoon.
Cagliari remain without a win away from Sardinia this season after Sampdoria clinched a 1-0 Serie A victory.
Roma consider this weekend's Eternal City derby with Lazio a must-win game if they are going to stay in the Serie A title race.
Maxi Lopez was proud to have produced a match-winning performance as his goal handed Sampdoria a 1-0 triumph over Genoa in Monday's city derby.
Sampdoria gained revenge over Genoa with a 1-0 win in Monday night's Derby della Lanterna.
Inter Milan visit Serie A leaders Juventus on Sunday with coach Walter Mazzarri desperate for a victory to relieve some of the pressure mounting on his shoulders.
Sampdoria have agreed the loan signing of striker Maxi Lopez from Catania until the end of the season.
Roma made the most of Lazio's unexpected helping hand against Juventus as they beat Hellas Verona 3-1 to close the gap on the Serie A pacesetters to six points.