Genoa returned to 3rd set up an italian man , Serie A table on Sunday after Luca Antonelli's goal condemned AC Milan for their third defeat of the season.
Napoli's earlier failure to conquer Empoli meant the final UEFA Champions League place was available and Genoa took it back due to Antonelli, whose first-half header proved sufficient to stay single-0 home victory. Milan suffered their first loss on the road this term but stop in the hunt for a European berth nonetheless.
Napoli scored twice in side five minutes to salvage an area within a dramatic 2-2 draw with the San Paolo. Empoli looked to get on course with regards to third win in four league games when Simone Verdi gave them economic crisis-half lead before team-mate Daniele Rugani managed to get 2-0 eight minutes following restart. However, the hosts staged a comeback with Duvan Zapata reducing the deficit within the 67th minute before substitute Jonathan de Guzman got 2-2 soon after.
Lazio piled further misery on Parma with a 2-1 win in the Stadio Ennio Tardini that left Roberto Donadoni's side rooted to the bottom on the table. Raffaele Palladino placed the hosts ahead within the 45th minute but Parma's joy was shortlived as Lazio's Stefano Mauri equalised seconds before half-time. Felipe Anderson then placed the Romans in-front once and for all before the hour mark as Lazio halted a three-match winless streak to climb to fifth within the standings.
Elsewhere, Atalanta came from behind to conquer strugglers Cesena 3-2, ending a six-match winless run. Gregoire Defrel's brace had given Cesena a 2-0 lead after 43 minutes had been played before Yohan Benalouane reduced the deficit for the stroke of half-time. Goals from Guglielmo Stendardo and Maximiliano Moralez at the outset of your second half handed Atalanta their first league win since 19 October and boosted them four points free from the relegation zone.