Juventus down Serie A leaders AC Milan

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Federico Chiesa's brace helped Juventus end the unbeaten record of leaders AC Milan as the champions won 3-1 in a Serie A classic.

The Rossoneri remained one point ahead of city rivals Inter Milan, who lost 2-1 at mid-table Sampdoria, while Juve are fourth, seven points off the top with a game in hand.

Chiesa saw a shot come off the post before exchanging with Paulo Dybala to finish into the far corner on 18 minutes, but Davide Calabria was just as clinical when he levelled the scores on 41 minutes.

Chiesa found again the left corner in the 62nd and Dejan Kulusevski came on with Weston McKennie to set up the US midfielder to flick in Juve's third with a quarter of an hour to go.

Earlier in Genoa, Inter winger Alexis Sanchez had a penalty saved and saw Ashley Young fire the rebound against the post before Samp's Lorenzo Tonelli nodded against the bar at the other end.

Former Inter player Antonio Candreva converted from the spot on 23 minutes and Keita Balde, also an ex Nerazzurro, on turned in a low cross from Mikkel Damsgaard.

Stefan de Vrij's header pulled one back in the second half, two minutes after Romelu Lukaku came off the bench to then have a header saved by Emil Audero.

"The result really penalised us," Inter coach Antonio Conte said.

"It was a strange game. We went from a missed goal to two under (down), having to play an uphill game.

"I think we produced good football and created chances, but we missed them and now we are here trying to explain why it happened."

Third-place Roma won 3-1 at bottom side Crotone as Borja Mayoral scored twice and Henrikh Mkhitaryan converted a penalty.

The Giallorossi are three points behind next weekend's opponents Inter and four points clear of fifth-place Sassuolo, who edged Genoa 2-1.

Atalanta had their Colombia pair Luis Muriel and Duvan Zapata strike before Robin Gosens made it 3-0 against Parma.

The Bergamo-based Atalanta are level on points with sixth-place Napoli, who lost 2-1 at home to 10-man Spezia.

The Neapolitans took a second-half lead from substitute Andrea Petagna but saw M'Bala Nzola level from the spot before Tommaso Pobega, also a substitute, scored the guests' winner after the dismissal of Ardian Ismajli.

Lazio won 2-1 at home against Fiorentina with home captain Ciro Immobile scoring his 11th league goal of the season.

Promoted Benevento bounced back to a 2-1 win at troubled Cagliari to be 10th.

Udinese drew 2-2 with Bologna while Verona drew 1-1 with hosts Torino.