JUVENTUS edged past Udinese to secure an eighth consecutive Serie A victory and move second in the table.
Brazil international Danilo scored the only goal four minutes from time, tapping in from close range following Federico Chiesa’s cutback.
Massimiliano Allegri’s men face a huge match on Friday away at Napoli, who are four points clear at the top.
Inter Milan lie in fourth place, seven points adrift of Napoli, after being held to a 2-2 draw at Monza.
Former Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian scored the opener before Patrick Ciurria equalised for the hosts.
Argentine World Cup winner Lautaro Martinez restored Inter’s advantage but they could not hold on as substitute Luca Caldirola netted a 94th-minute equaliser.