Juventus pulled 10 points clear of Serie A title rivals Roma with a convincing 3-1 victory over AC Milan.
Despite their inconsistent form, the Rossoneri certainly have the potential to match Juve and so the league leaders made sure to put them in their place early on through a goal from Carlos Tevez (right).
Recent signing Luca Antonelli pegged the reigning champions back ever so briefly but Leonardo Bonucci's strike gave Juve the confidence to push on and consolidate the win through Alvaro Morata.
Earlier on Saturday, Torino reached seventh place by beating Hellas Verona, also by a 3-1 scoreline.
Giampiero Ventura's men made it four wins from four as Josef Martinez, Fabio Quagliarella and substitute Omar El Kaddouri kept Verona at arm's length in their own Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi.
Luca Toni's late goal gave Verona hope they could force the draw, but El Kaddouri's last-gasp strike ensured they remained in 14th place and only six points clear of the relegation zone.