Champions Juventus underlined their Serie A title credentials with a fourth straight win thanks to Champions League hero Fabio Quagliarella's brace in a 2-0 win over Chievo on Saturday.
Quagliarella had come off the bench to score the equaliser for Juve in their 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Wednesday.
And the big striker showed that his nutmeg of Chelsea keeper Petr Cech was no flash in the pan thanks to a brilliant all-round performance which was capped with two goals in the space of five second-half minutes.
After their Champions League endeavours in midweek caretaker coach Massimo Carrera, acting for the suspended Antonio Conte, rested a number of regulars for the Turin clash.
Midfielder Andrea Pirlo, defender Andrea Barzagli and playmaker Sebastian Giovinco were all on the bench, as well as Nicklas Bendtner and Arturo Vidal, the former waiting for his debut and the latter nursing a sore ankle.
Quagliarella lined up with Mirko Vucinic in Carrera's 3-5-2 and both came close early on before the Italian went on to finally find the net after the interval.
Earlier, strugglers Parma overcame the late sending-off of Aleandro Rossi to grab an injury time equaliser from the penalty spot at home to Fiorentina after former Italy striker Luca Toni handled in the box.