Juventus beat AC Milan 2-0 at the San Siro to move 11 points clear atop the Italian Serie A table, while Napoli were held to a 1-1 draw with Livorno and Lazio were 1-0 winners over Fiorentina.
Napoli have signed Spanish free agent Toni Doblas on a contract running until the end of the season amid a growing goalkeeping crisis.
Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina was forced off injured as the Serie A title challengers were left frustrated by a 1-1 draw away to Cagliari, while Udinese won at Livorno.
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Cristiano Ronaldo’s physique, Diego Maradona on his bizarre first contact with Mario Balotelli and Carlo Ancelotti on bringing the canines to combat one of the world’s deadliest playmakers.
Miguel Britos and Gonzalo Higuain guided Napoli to a win in Milan. Pepe Reina saved a Mario Balotelli penalty to end the forward's remarkable spot kick streak, but Milan’s No45 netted a late consolation in the 2-1 defeat.
We look ahead to another week of birthdays around the footballing globe, with a trio of goalkeepers in the shape of Rene Higuita, Vincent Enyeama and Pepe Reina all set to celebrate.