Juventus are up to sixth after their fourth win in a row as they triumphed 2-0 at second from bottom Chievo. Evergreen forward Alessandro Del Piero proved he's lost none of his brilliance with yet another stunning free-kick five minutes before the break. Del Piero has already hit the net with sumptuous free-kicks in victories over Real Madrid, Zenit St Petersburg and AS Roma this season (see all the videos below) and once again he demonstrated his unerring ability to find the top corner with a dead ball.

"The key to our success last season and these last few games is Alessandro Del Piero," beamed Juve boss Claudio Ranieri. "Our team wants to fight and get back to its best. Then there is the impact of our stars that comes to the fore such as that of Del Piero, who in this moment is absolute magic. He's always been the leader, he carries Juventus and everyone else is right behind him. Given half a chance, he scores and that's good for us and our morale."

Vincenzo Iaquinta secured the three points by adding a second after the restart as Juve moved onto 21 points, just one win off top.

Meanwhile, two injury time goals from Inter Milan's Julio Cruz and Lecce defender Andrea Esposito sent champions Inter top of Serie A at the expense of city rivals AC Milan. Argentine substitute Cruz's goal gave Inter a 1-0 victory over plucky Udinese while Esposito denied AC Milan a win in a 1-1 draw on the south coast.

Ronaldinho looked to have won the match for Milan for the third game running when he converted Pato's cross from the right just 11 minutes remaining. But Esposito came up deep into injury time to head home a free-kick and spark wild home celebrations.

AC Milan are joint second with Napoli, just one point back from Inter, after Diego Maradona's former team beat Sampdoria 2-0. The result in Milan was tough on Udinese, who were on the brink of holding out for a deserved point until they lost concentration at a corner. Inter boss Jose Mourinho preferred to focus on his own team's strength of character in battling to the end. FIFA

Full Serie A results;

Torino 1 - 0 Palermo
Bologna 1 - 1 AS Roma
Catania 2 - 1 Cagliari
Chievo 0 - 2 Juventus
Fiorentina 2 - 1 Atalanta
Genoa 4 - 0 Reggina
Inter Milan 1 - 0 Udinese
Lazio 3 - 0 Siena
Napoli 2 - 0 Sampdoria
Lecce 1 - 1 AC Milan

See all free kick goals by Del Piero this season

Chievo vs Del Piero

Del Piero vs AS Roma

Real Madrid vs Del Piero (all his two goals)

Del Piero vs Zenit St. Petersburg


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