Roma rallied from an early penalty to beat Parma and end their losing streak with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jordan Veretout rockets, but the Ducali felt they deserved another spot-kick.
Each of these teams came off three straight losses, but the Giallorossi faced a loss of position in Europe at this point.
Chris Smalling and Davide Santon were hurt, and not 100 percent matched Davide Zappacosta, so Bryan Cristante was pushed back into a three-man team. The Ducali had Andreas Cornelius back with Dejan Kulusevski and former Roma player Gervinho because he had been resting.
Atalanta recorded their ninth consecutive Series A win as Rafael Toloi and Luis Muriel eventually took down Sampdoria, rising to two second-placed Lazio points.
La Dea was on a roll with eight straight wins, knowing a ninth would only put them two points behind second-placed Lazio, with Juventus coming up as their next opponents this weekend.
Atalanta struggled to score in only two Serie A games this season, however, both against Cagliari and Sampdoria in October.
It was an exciting Emilia-Romagna Derby between two teams, who scored and conceded a lot of goals. Roberto Soriano was suspended with Andrea Poli, Federico Santander and Andreas Skov Olsen injured, but Rodrigo Palacio moved into the Bologna XI following their dramatic return to beat Inter.
Filip Djuricic had been suspended by Sassuolo, Pedro Obiang and Filippo Romagna injured, and Gregoire Defrel was promoted.
By taking the lead, Brescia threatened yet another upset, but with a deflected effort by Simone Zaza, Andrea Belotti and Simone Zaza Torino turned it around.
It had turned into relegation to dogfight, as Toro had one win and one loss in their last 11 games, while the Rondinelle put themselves back in contention with a surprise victory over Verona.
Armando Izzo has been suspended and Daniele Baselli has been hospitalized while Brescia has begun to miss Mario Balotelli, Dimitri Bisoli, Andrea Cistana, Enrico Alfonso and Emanuele Ndoj