ESPN FC: Fiorentina's furious comeback
Champions Juventus were left stunned by a 14-minute Giuseppe Rossi hat trick as Fiorentina stormed back from a 2-0 half-time deficit to claim a dramatic 4-2 win at a rocking Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Juventus appeared to be coasting to a fifth consecutive Serie A success when Carlos Tevez and Paul Pogba netted shortly before the interval.
However, the game was turned on its head in a stunning burst after Rossi netted a 66th-minute penalty. The Italy international then levelled on 76 minutes before a totally unmarked Joaquin fired the hosts ahead moments later.
Rossi then completed his hat-trick, and a barely believable win, when he finished a counter-attack on 81 minutes.
Unsurprisingly the 26-year-old left the pitch to wholehearted applause when coach Vicenzo Montella opted to retire him to the bench moments later.
Defeat was Juve's first in the league since February and their first in Florence for 15 years.
Nicola Bellomo denied Inter Milan their first win under new owners as his late goal snatched a 3-3 draw for 10-man Torino in an eventful match at the Stadio Olimpico.
The Nerazzurri announced earlier this week they had reached a binding agreement over the sale of a 70 per cent stake of Inter to International Sports Capital, led by Indonesian billionaire Erick Thohir. But his arrival did little to help Inter on the pitch as they saw goalkeeper Samir Handanovic sent off after just five minutes before his replacement, Juan Pablo Carrizo, saved a penalty from Alessio Cerci.
That set the tone for an enthralling fixture in which Torino twice took the lead with goals from Alexander Farnerud and Ciro Immobile only to be pegged back by Fredy Guarin and Rodrigo Palacio.
Palacio's second goal of the match then looked to have sealed the win for Inter until Bellomo's late heroics snatched a deserved point for the Turin side.
Jorginho scored two second-half penalties as Hellas Verona came from behind to beat Parma 3-2.
Fabrizio Cacciatore put the hosts ahead in the ninth minute before goals from Marco Parolo and Antonio Cassano gave Parma a 2-1 lead after 25 minutes.
Jorginho equalised on the hour mark and the Brazilian then earned and converted his second spot-kick two minutes from time to hand Verona their fifth win of the campaign which took them up to fourth in the table.
Lazio's struggles continued as they returned from Bergamo with a 2-1 defeat to Atalanta.
Luca Cigarini put the hosts in front before the interval, but when Brayan Perea levelled during Lazio's brightest spell of the game, Vladimir Petkovic's men looked favourites to go on and find a winner. However, it was German Denis who scored next, sealing Atalanta's fourth win of the season and taking them above AC Milan and their hosts into seventh.
Substitute Nicola Pozzi's stoppage-time penalty handed Sampdoria their first win of the campaign as they beat Livorno 2-1.
The hosts looked to have earned a point after substitute Luca Siligardi had cancelled out Citadin Eder's opener with one minute remaining.
However, they then shot themselves in the foot after Andrea Luci brought down substitute Vasco Regini in the area and the referee pointed to the spot. Pozzi made no mistake and beat Livorno goalkeeper Francesco Bardi to hand his team three vital points.
The result has lifted the Blucerchiati out of the relegation zone and into 16th place. Livorno, meanwhile, fell to their third successive defeat and have dropped to 14th position.
Alberto Gilardino scored twice as Genoa withstood a second half onslaught to earn a 2-1 win over Chievo.
The three points were vital for both sides as they battled to move away from the relegation zone and it was Gian Piero Gasperini's side who triumphed thanks to Gilardino's double strike.
Gilardino opened the scoring with a header after 22 minutes but Simone Bentivoglio levelled the scores two minutes after the break. But three minutes later a clearance from Bentivoglio hit Gilardino in the face and the ball ended up in the net for what proved to be the winning goal.
As much as Chievo tried to force an equaliser they found young Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin in fine form as he made several excellent saves.
Sassuolo beat fellow strugglers Bologna 2-1 to celebrate their first-ever win in Serie A.
Domenico Berardi put the home side ahead in the 12th minute from the penalty spot before team-mate Antonio Floro Flores doubled his team's lead five minutes later.
Bologna's Alessandro Diamanti converted a penalty in the 34th minute to reduce the arrears but the visitors were unable to find the equaliser.
The result has lifted promoted-side Sassuolo to 18th place while it has relegated Bologna to the foot of the standings.Information from the Press Association was used in this report