Inter Milan failed to take a significant step towards a place in Europe next season after a 2-2 draw with Bologna at home, while Luca Toni scored the only goal of the game to give Hellas Verona a derby win over Chievo.
Roma's recent win over Parma may have reignited their Italian Serie A hopes, but history and a strong Juventus side are against the capital club, who face Cagliari on Sunday, while Inter Milan welcome Bologna to the San Siro.
Roma head coach Rudi Garcia has said his side will continue to do everything to catch leaders Juventus and fight for the Italian Serie A title until it becomes mathematically impossible.
AC Milan have announced that Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien is facing two weeks on the sidelines after suffering a thigh injury.
Brazilian forward Ricardo Kaka said he still believes in his FIFA World Cup chances and has said he is happy at AC Milan, despite speculation linking him with a move to Major League Soccer in the USA.
Kaka scored a brace on his 300th appearance for AC Milan in a 3-0 win over Chievo, while Atalanta left Bologna in serious danger of relegation after a 2-0 away win.
Udinese's teenage goalkeeper Simone Scuffet kept Inter Milan's attack at bay at the San Siro in an entertaining goalless draw in the Italian Serie A.