Roma held to draw against Lazio
The Bianconeri travelled to Verona eager to extend their nine-point lead over Roma, who were concerning themselves with tackling city rivals Lazio in the Rome derby, but a last-gasp equalizer from substitute Juanito saw Hellas force a 2-2 draw to deny the reigning champions their 14th win from 15 games.
A first-half brace from Carlos Tevez had put Juve on the right track but, after veteran striker Luca Toni hit back after the break, Argentinian striker Juanito scored on the stroke of full-time to earn a valuable point for fifth-placed Verona.
Roma therefore had a rare opportunity to cut the gap between first and second to seven points, but Lazio thwarted their ambitions by standing firm throughout the first goalless Rome derby since April 2007.
It was certainly not a classic encounter at the Stadio Olimpico, although Roma did dominate and might have snatched victory had Gervinho's goal not been ruled out for offside before the break.
The match also saw Lazio captain Stefano Mauri - banned in October for six months for failing to report match-fixing - return to action as a second-half substitute.
Genoa moved into the top half of the table as Luca Antonelli's early goal secured a 1-0 victory at relegation-threatened Livorno and, back at the Marassi, Sampdoria beat Cagliari by the same scoreline thanks to Daniele Gastaldello.
Ciro Immobile opened the scoring in the north west but Cristaldo had turned the game on its head by the 24th minute. Bologna are now in 16th and four points clear of the bottom three.