Torino, Lazio and Verona all won in Serie A on Sunday as the race for the final UEFA Europa League spot looks set to go down to the wire.
With Coppa Italia finalists Napoli and Fiorentina all-but assured of a top-five finish this season, sixth place in the league will earn a place in next year's competition, and the race looks set to be a tight one with five clubs separated by just one point with three matches remaining.
Torino, Lazio and Verona are all level on 52 points, while Parma and Milan sit a point behind in ninth and 10th spots respectively.
Giampiero Ventura's Torino were victorious on Sunday, seeing off Udinese 2-0 at home thanks to goals from Omar El Kaddouri on 15 minutes and Ciro Immobile 11 minutes after the break - the striker's 21st league goal of the season.
He is now two clear of Verona's Luca Toni, who opened the scoring in the sixth minute of their 4-0 home win over bottom club Catania.
Alberto Frison's own goal doubled the advantage on 28 minutes, before Marquinho on the stroke of half-time and substitute Juan Gomez 15 minutes from the end sealed a comprehensive win for Andrea Mandorlini's men.
Lazio kept pace with their rivals thanks to a 2-0 away success at struggling Livorno.
Stefano Mauri put the visitors in front after quarter of an hour, and Antonio Candreva's penalty six minutes after the interval sealed Lazio's win.
The result saw Edoardo Reja's men leapfrog Parma, who went down 1-0 at Cagliari thanks to Mauricio Pinilla's 35th-minute penalty.
Elsewhere, Sampdoria ended a three-match losing streak in dramatic fashion by beating Chievo 2-1 at home, despite going down to 10 men.
Shkodran Mustafi was shown a straight red card for a foul on Chievo's Victor Obinna midway through the second half.
Cyril Thereau tucked away the resulting spot-kick before Samp staged a surprise comeback in the final 10 minutes, Eder pulling them level before Roberto Soriano won it for the home side in stoppage time.
The late turnaround comes as a huge blow to Chievo, who sit 16th in the table, just two points above the drop zone.
In the day's final game, Atalanta drew 1-1 at home with 10-man Genoa.
The visitors went in front in the 27th minute through Paolo De Ceglie, but were dealt a blow shortly after half-time when Daniele Portanova was sent off for a foul on German Denis inside the area.
Denis saw the resulting spot-kick kept out by Mattia Perin, but his blushes were saved when substitute Giuseppe De Luca rescued a point for the home side eight minutes from time.
|7||O. El Kaddouri||15'|
|Coach: G. Ventura|
for G. Vives 34'
for C. Immobile 71'
for O. El Kaddouri 80'
|Champions League Final: Luis Enrique worried about Juve, Italian fan nears end of Berlin bike ride|
|Essien joins Panathinaikos|
|Blatter in profile: A look back on 17 years at the top of world football|
|Demichelis set for international retirement after Copa|
|Football world reacts to Blatter resignation|
|Blackpool turn to McDonald|
|Blatter resignation: How the FIFA scandal unfolded|
|Ancelotti rejects Milan approach|
|Platini: Blatter resignation ´the right decision´|
|Swiss Attorney General: Blatter not under investigation|
|Blatter resignation can inspire FIFA change - Scala|
|Mohsni faces lengthy SFA ban|
|Sepp Blatter: Resignation speech in full|
|Blatter to resign as FIFA president|
|Adkins named Sheffield United manager|
|Juve talks ongoing - Witsel|
|Costa has no intention of leaving Chelsea|
|Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain season review - Blanc´s men make history|
|Luis Enrique ´worried´ by Juve|
|Mourinho: Costa happy at Chelsea|
|Mourinho hits out at ´unacceptable´ Loftus-Cheek display|
|Inter an ´option´ for Richards|
|Messi: Off-field relationship with Neymar and Suarez key|
|Remy rifle seals Sydney win for Chelsea|
|Messi could replicate Bilbao goal - Luis Enrique|
|Liverpool mauling a boost in transfer market, says Stoke chairman Coates|
|Adkins: Football can learn a lot from rugby|
|Celtic swoop for City defender Boyata|
|Xavi out to sign off in style at Barca|
|Criscito and Poli leave Italy squad|
|Lacazette plays down ´unfounded´ PSG rumours|
|Lloris: No buy-out clause in Tottenham contract|
|Newcastle released Taylor and Gutierrez in same phone call|
|Alba signs new Barcelona deal|
|Benteke coy on Villa future|
|FIFA denies Valcke involvement in $10million payment|
|Brazil selection never influenced, says technical director|
|Pogba doing ´great things´ and will get better, says Deschamps|
|Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund season review - Klopp endures rocky farewell|
|Adler ´aged three years´, Labbadia ´extremely proud´ of Hamburg|
|Colombia squad settles in Argentina|
|Balotelli ´a target´ because of Liverpool form - Richards|
|Bosnich: If I´d listened to Terry I would have avoided drugs|
|Luiz Gustavo ruled out of Brazil´s Copa America squad|
|Mexico confirm Copa squad|
|Pogba ´very happy´ at Juve|
|Pogba can be Europe´s greatest - Pirlo|
|Pinedo stays in Argentina, Bolivia captain Raldes in Copa America squad|
|Quinteros cuts Banguera, Hidalgo for Chile showpiece|
|Injured Gonzalez misses Copa America, Venezuela finalise youthful squad|
|Champions League Final: Buffon plays down Juve hopes, Iniesta doubtful|
|Karlsruher 1 Hamburg 2 (2-3 agg): Muller strike ensures survival|
|CONCACAF official Sanz banned by FIFA|
|Gourvennec shuns admirers with Guingamp extension|
|Pastore signs PSG extension|
|Morel swaps Marseille for Lyon|
|Watford sign Austria defender Prodl|
|Monaco confirm Berbatov departure|
|Peru v Mexico: Herrera confident as Copa preparations continue|
|Injury rules Dost out of Netherlands friendlies|
|Koeman must strengthen attack for Europa League challenge - McMenemy|
|Wilshere apologises for Spurs taunts|
|Marchisio: No fear ahead of Barcelona clash|
|Klopp to take break after leaving Dortmund|
|Champions League win would be ´more than extraordinary´ - Allegri|
|Charity calls for education after Leicester ´racist orgy´ claims|
|Taylor agrees Swansea deal|
|Sevilla snare Krohn-Dehli|
|Coloccini hails Gutierrez after ´perfect´ Newcastle finale|
|Benitez excited by Madrid opportunity|
|Sampaoli confirms final Chile squad for Copa America|
|Clement ready to go it alone at Derby|
|Mihajlovic confirms Sampdoria exit|
|Brentford turn to Dijkhuizen|
|Usami, Moto to lead Japan qualifying threat|
|Vieira ´the best bet´ for Newcastle - Bernard|
|´We´ll see what happens with my future´ - De Gea|
|Klinsmann: Guzan will start at Gold Cup|
|Alves wants Barca extension not PSG - Blanc|
|Derby appoint Paul Clement as head coach|
|Karlsruher ´can only win´ - Kauczinski|
|Ronaldinho causes stir with disallowed goal|
|Szczesny plans Arsenal stay|
|Pioli: Lazio deserve Champions League qualification|
|Pablo Aimar makes River Plate return|
|MLS Review: Seattle leave it late against Red Bulls|
|Wenger: Arsenal won´t spend big|
|Police to investigate Rangers-Motherwell fight|
|´I will definitely stay´ at City - Toure|
|Champagne backs Blatter to reform FIFA|
|Honduras 2 El Salvador 0: Penalty, goal and red card to Lozano|
|Mancini wants Icardi to stay|
|Sampdoria set to speak on Mihajlovic future|