Sebastian Giovinco opened the scoring for Juventus but Amauri was the match winner with his late goal securing a 2-1 win at Lecce. Desperate to close the gap on Inter Milan back to six points, Juventus went into the clash without Mauro Camoranesi, David Trezeguet, Gigi Buffon, Jonathan Zebina, Tiago Mendes, Christian Poulsen, Hasan Salihamidzic and Dario Knezevic.

Giovinco enjoyed a rare start and opened the scoring in the 57th minute with a wonderfully taken freekick.

Daniele Cacia equalised for Lecce in the 8rd minute with a superbly taken volley, leaving Juventus to contemplate a draw which would have left it 8 points shy of Inter Milan.

However Amauri saved the day with his late goal, outjumping the Lecce defence to head home De Ceglie's cross.