A solitary strike from Marek Hamsik has returned Napoli to second spot in Serie A, but the Partenopei made hard work of beating 10-man Chievo 1-0.
Upwardly-mobile Inter Milan had edged into second spot earlier in the day, throwing down the gauntlet to
But the alternative strike duo of
Slovakian playmaker Hamsik took matters into his own hands and fired the only goal of the game to keep the Campanians within three points of Juventus, before Chievo's
The Nerazzurri had earlier leapfrogged Napoli and into second place thanks to a 3-1 victory at Bologna.
Udinese turned the tables on Roma at the Stadio Olimpico, recovering from going two goals down by picking up a valuable three points with of a 3-2 victory.
Two goals in two minutes from
Maurizio Domizzi pulled a goal back before half-time and
After the host had a goal disallowed in the 25th minute, it struggled to maintain a level head and Juve took advantage.
Vidal scored the only goal of the game 12 minutes after the interval, which, unlike Catania's effort, should have been disallowed and it was enough to earn the Bianconeri all three points.
Catania's afternoon was then compounded as it ended the game with 10 men after
Fiorentina needed two wonder goals to see off nine-man Lazio 2-0 in a game riddled with controversial refereeing decisions.
Adem Ljajic drove a rocket into
Lazio rallied after the interval, but grew frustrated when
Fiorentina's victory sees it climb into fifth place in the league table, halving the six-point advantage of the capital club, which slips to fourth.
Parma registered its first away victory of the season by means of a 3-1 triumph at 10-man Torino, while
Elsewhere, Atalanta overcame the dismissal of
Liverpool forward Fabio Borini will not be moving to Serie A outfit Napoli, according to his agent.