Lazio and Roma win to stay in Serie A hunt

Ciro Immobile hails his opening goal for Lazio in the Serie A win at Sassuolo

Serie A leading scorer Ciro Immobile has taken his tally to 15 goals from 13 games as Lazio snatched a dramatic 2-1 win at Sassuolo.

The Italy international beat goalkeeper Andrea Consigli from inside the box to open the scoring on 34 minutes.

The hosts levelled with Francesco Caputo's flick seconds from halftime but a clinical drive in stoppage time from substitute Felipe Caicedo clinched a fifth-straight win for the visitors.

Third-placed Lazio are on 27 points, eight adrift of leaders Juventus.

"It was a deserved win against a very good team and I praise my lads for suffering until they clinched victory," Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi said.

Roma are fourth, two points behind their city rivals Lazio, after they accounted for visitors Brescia 3-0.

At the Stadio Olimpico, Chris Smalling broke the deadlock on 49 minutes with a deflected header and set up the Giallorossi's second for fellow defender Gianluca Mancini, before Edin Dzeko wrapped up matters in the 66th.

English defender Smalling is on loan from Manchester United, who last week were reportedly seeking a fee of 20 million euros ($A32.5m) if the Giallorossi want to make the move permanent.

"He's happy here," Roma coach Paulo Fonseca said of Smalling.

"He's a great player and I think he wants to stay with us."

Mario Balotelli was left out of Brescia's squad after a training ground dispute with coach Fabio Grosso.

Promoted Brescia suffered their second heavy defeat under new coach Fabio Grosso, who left Mario Balotelli at home after criticising him for poor dedication while training.

Mid-table Fiorentina lost 1-0 at Verona, with Samuel Di Carmine getting the goal, as the hosts moved above their visitors on the table to eighth.

Parma drew 2-2 with regional rivals Bologna to be ninth.

Blerim Demaili drilled home a last-gasp volley for the Bolognese, helping them move four points away from the drop zone.

Parma teenager Dejan Kulusevski had scored the opener but Rodrigo Palacio, who at 37 is almost twice his age, levelled with a header.

After the break defender Simone Iacoponi gave the visitors a second lead but Dzemaili's spectacular shot levelled matters again five minutes into stoppage time.

Hosts Sampdoria came from a goal down to beat 10-man Udinese 2-1.

Fifth-place Cagliari had their visit to Lecce postponed due to heavy rain.