Juventus ace Cristiano Ronaldo has added to his Serie A top scorer tally but the champions could only manage a 1-1 draw at mid-table Verona.
Portuguese ace Ronaldo netted his 19th goal early of the league season in the second half off Federico Chiesa's low feed but the hosts levelled when Antonin Barak nodded home in the 77th minute.
Darko Lazovic came close to claiming all the three points for Verona with a firm shot.
Juve opened the game with Aaron Ramsey and Chiesa shots saved before their keeper Wojciech Szczesny deflected a Davide Faraoni header onto the right post.
Juve struggled as they missed Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata up front while defenders Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci were also out along with the suspended Danilo.
The Bianconeri stay third, seven points adrift of leaders Inter Milan who play host to Genoa on Sunday.
Verona are ninth.
Bologna beat Lazio 2-0 to consolidate their mid-table standing as the guests blew an opportunity to take the lead from the spot.
Lazio skipper Ciro Immobile had a penalty saved two minutes before the Romans fell behind to a tap-in from Ibrahima Mbaye.
Nicola Sansone's smashing volley in the second half then secured the win.
Bologna move up to 11th place in a congested section of the table while Lazio stay sixth.
Immobile, last season's golden boot winner with a Serie A record of 36 goals, remained rooted on 14 alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Luis Muriel.
Emmanuel Gyasi's brace helped Spezia bounce back from a two-goal deficit to salvage a 2-2 home draw with Parma in a lower-reaches fixture.
Gyasi's two short-range deflections after the break levelled Yann Karamoh's great shot and Hernani's flick.
Spezia are 16th, just three points shy of Bologna and 10 clear of the three-team drop zone, in which Parma sit second-last
Australian Associated Press