Juventus were held goalless at Genoa, grabbing just a point from their fourth successive Serie A match as they slipped further back from leaders AC Milan who defeated Lecce today.
Juventus returned to the Serie A summit with a win over Novara, leapfrogging AC Milan, while Udinese failed to add points in their chase as they finished level on two goals apiece with Lazio.
Juventus missed a host of chances but goals from Simone Pepe and Fabio Quagliarella gave Antonio Conte's side a 2-0 win at home to Novara and returned them to the Serie A summit.
Juventus are the only team in Serie A still unbeaten as they ended Lazio's nine-game run without defeat, clinching a narrow 1-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico through Simone Pepe.
Changes on and off the pitch at Juventus have seemingly rejuvenated the Turin-based club and breathed a new sense of life into the club known as 'the Old Lady'.
Juventus went back to the top of the Serie A after a 3-0 win over Palermo, while Udinese missed their chance to keep pace after a 2-0 loss to Parma, and Roma secured a hard-fought 2-1 win over Lecce.