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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.
Jose Reina's bizarre own goal cost Napoli an important win at Livorno on Sunday as they drew 1-1.
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.
Harry Redknapp has bemoaned Queens Park Rangers' failure to land top transfer targets Ishak Belfodil and Paul-Georges Ntep.
Juventus pulled nine points clear at the top of Serie A as a thunderous strike from Carlos Tevez sunk city rivals Torino 1-0.
A second-half fightback from relegation-battling Livorno fell short as Hellas Verona hung on for a 3-2 win in Tuscany.
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.
Livorno climbed out of the Serie A relegation zone thanks to a 2-1 victory at fellow strugglers Cagliari in an eventful game.
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.
Genoa bounced back from last weekend's derby defeat to Sampdoria with a narrow 1-0 triumph at Livorno on Sunday.
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.
Three defensive howlers helped Atalanta claim a resounding 3-0 home victory over Serie A title challengers Napoli at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia.
Serie A strugglers Catania and Livorno shared six goals in a 3-3 survival thriller at the Stadio Massimino.
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.
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.