Juventus needed an unfortunate Edoardo Goldaniga own goal to squeeze past Palermo 1-0 and preserve their Serie A lead.
The reigning champions replaced Napoli as the early season leaders with a 4-0 midweek thrashing of Cagliari but found Palermo goalkeeper Josip Posavec a largely immovable object at La Favorita.
Centre-back Goldaniga tried to do the under-siege stopper a favour in the 49th minute, yet Dani Alves' attempt ending up in the back of the net as a result of his intervention.
Ilija Nestorovski earned Palermo their first victory of the Serie A season with a late winner against Atalanta.
Both sides have had disappointing starts to the campaign and for the majority of the match it looked like they would cancel each other out at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia.
Nestorovski had come closest to a goal in the 17th minute with a shot from close range that hit the left-hand post.
He must have thought that would be his best chance as the clock ticked down but, in the 89th minute,...
Crotone claimed their first-ever Serie A point in a 1-1 home draw against Palermo.
The result moved Crotone off the foot of the table with Pescara slipping to the bottom.
But it could have been even better for the Serie A new boys after Marcello Trotta gave them a 24th-minute lead, the former Fulham forward making the most of a rebound falling kindly for him.
Diego Falcinelli also went close for Crotone in the first half, but Palermo secured a point through Ilija Nestorovski's stunning strike after...