Serie A - Round-up: Cassano-less Samp flop again
Sampdoria drew 0-0 with Chievo to slip to 10th in Serie A after again missing the influence of forward Antonio Cassano.
Cassano was dropped by the club for swearing at the president and facing an arbitration hearing soon on his future at the Genoa-based side.
Samp have scored once in five games since his suspension.
Argentina playmaker Javier Pastore increased his burgeoning worth with three goals in seventh-placed Palermo's 3-1 win over Catania in the Sicilian derby.
Early season strugglers Udinese continued their surge up the table and are level with Palermo and Genoa, who won 1-0 at Cagliari, after last term's league top scorer Antonio Di Natale bagged a first half hat-trick in a 4-0 home romp over Lecce.
Bari stayed bottom after a 1-0 home loss to improving Parma while Bologna overcame promoted Brescia 1-0.
In the day's early game, Lazio recovered from two straight defeats with a 2-0 home win over Napoli which sent them back to the top of the table.