Serie A leader Juventus was denied by a goalkeeping masterclass as Lazio held out for a 0-0 draw in Turin on Saturday.
Juventus has responded well to its 49-game unbeaten league record ending against title rival Inter Milan a fortnight ago, beating FC Nordsjaelland in the Champions League and hammering Pescara 6-1 last week.
Juve would have won again Saturday as well were it not for the heroics of Federico Marchetti.
Junventus is five points clear, though, and will remain top regardless of Inter's result against Cagliari on Sunday.
The day's other game saw AC Milan avoid more negative headlines as it drew 2-2 at Napoli, which is also five points behind Juventus after blowing a lead.
Controversial owner Silvio Berlusconi visited Milan's training ground this week to try to pep up the struggling giants, but his words seemed to have fallen on deaf ears as Gokhan Inler, after four minutes, and Lorenzo Insigne, on the half-hour mark, scored to put the home side ahead.
But Milan has been indebted to Stephan El Shaarawy this season, with his surprise early blossoming as a top-flight goalscorer helping Milan keep its head above water.
He opened his account for Italy in midweek and was on target again Saturday, scoring in the 44th and 82nd minutes.