Anderson Hernanes broke the deadlock after a dull first half and Sergio Floccari added a second after an hour to earn the Biancoceleste all three points in a dreary encounter.

Earlier, Inter Milan's 1-0 victory at Catania was marred as the referee threatened to halt the game following apparent racist chanting against Samuel Eto'o.

The abuse did not have any effect on the Cameroon striker, though, and he scored the only goal of the game in the 39th minute to keep the Nerazzurri within two points of the top of the table.

Juventus thrashed Lecce 4-0 to move up to fifth.

After Alberto Aquilani's early opener, Felipe Melo got the second from the penalty spot and Fabio Quagliarella had them 3-0 up before half-time.

Alessandro Del Piero then capped a fine afternoon for the hosts as he came off the bench to get the fourth eight minutes from time.

Sampdoria came from behind to win their first Serie A game in seven weeks, beating Fiorentina 2-1.

Marco Marchionni gave the visitors the lead in the sixth minute before Fiorentina goalkeeper Sebastian Frey preserved the advantage with a string of fine saves to frustrate the home team.

Reto Ziegler eventually forced an equaliser before Antonio Cassano scored the winner to earn Samp their first victory since August 29.

Palermo emphatically ended their winless run of results at La Favorita with a crushing 4-1 victory against Bologna.

The Sicilian outfit were without a win at home in Serie A since April 24 heading into the match but turned the formbook on its head against a Bologna side defending a four-match unbeaten run.

Goals from Javier Pastore and Josip Ilicic had the hosts cruising at the interval before Mauricio Ferreira Pinilla added a third two minutes after the restart.

Marco Di Vaio pulled one back for the visitors after 66 minutes but Armin Bacinovic restored Palermo's three-goal cushion inside the final 10 minutes.

Bernardo Corradi came on as a second-half substitute and scored the only goal of the game as Udinese beat Brescia 1-0 to climb off the bottom of the table.

Cesena and Parma shared the spoils in a battle of struggling Serie A sides that finished 1-1.

Erjon Bogdani opened the scoring for the hosts in the 17th minute and Cristian Zaccardo equalised before the half-hour mark for Parma, who were looking for their first win on the road this season.

Napoli striker Edison Cavani was on the scoresheet again but he could not lift his side to victory as Catania came back to claim a Serie A point in a 1-1 draw at Stadio Angelo Massimino.

The former Palermo striker grabbed his sixth goal in seven league games six minutes before the break but saw his effort cancelled out by Alejandro Gomez midway through the second half as Catania sealed a deserved share of the spoils.