Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri praised his side to learn from the defeat to Manchester United and reacted with a 2-0 win over AC Milan on Sunday night.
The Italian side suffered on Wednesday against the Champions League, but it seemed to be behind them as they took their Serie A rivals.
Mario Mandžukić took the lead with his fifth bout before Cristiano Ronaldo added another late to return Juve's six-point advantage at the top of the Serie A table.
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Allegri described the result as a "big step forward".
Citing the Juventus website, he said: "Loss against Manchester United did well to us and tonight it was a good team response.
"We were a little scumbag – astonished at Wednesday's results, but the boys went to attack immediately in this game.
"We have dismissed the penalty after the counterattack, which was the only time Alex Sandro and I did [Blaise] The maths also pushed up, but [Wojciech] Szczesny really managed to save him.
"This game is a big step forward in the league because we have created nine points with Inter and we are still six points from Napoli."
We were relentless from the defensive point of view.
The game started at a high pace because both teams pushed for opening in the early stages.
Juvent took only eight minutes to stop the lapse as Mandzukić rose from Ricardo Rodriguez on the back of the apex of Alexa Sandro, who was exactly crossed by milan teenager Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Mandzukic had a chance to guess what the goal was to do with carbon copy three minutes later, but this time the ball turned to the corner before it came to him.
Argentinian Argentinian Higuain, who joined Milan Gennaro Gattuso in a loan from Juventus to scrape the way for Ronaldo's arrival from Real Madrid, saw the first hit of the videos that saved Wojciech Szczesny, who would equalize the score before being rejected later.
Juventus went out of the blocks in the second half, and Ronaldo doubled Juve's lead nine minutes before the end, after turning the shot after Donnarumma took the fierce ride of Joao Cancelo.
Allegri added: "In the first half, we could better organize ourselves in the possession, in the second we succeeded and we were reluctant to defend the defense."
AC Milan manager Gattuso said that Juve has "something more than us physically and individually".
He told Milan TV: "There are many positive aspects, even if we do things halfway right now.
"The team has changed the level of characters, they know how to endure and remain in the field.
"But we've lost some laziness and techniques: we have to combine both things together."