Juventus, Roma and Napoli hit 11 goals between them to deliver a blow to pursuers Fiorentina and Verona, while AC Milan fell to Sassuolo in a seven-goal thriller with teenager Domenico Berardi scoring four goals.
Brazil registered five different scorers in a classy 5-0 win over fellow 2014 FIFA World Cup contenders Honduras, as next summer's hosts continue to impress in the build-up to the finals.
FIFA.com takes a look at the surprise leaders of the Italian Serie A, with Rudi Garcia's Roma topping the table with a record-equalling eight wins from eight games so far, thanks in part to new signing Gervinho and a stern defence.
FIFA.com reviews the main moves in the transfer markey over the past couple of weeks, during which time a clear trend has emerged: proven strikers and promising youngsters are in high demand.
Manchester City have announced they have sold 31-year-old Brazilian full-back Maicon to Roma on a permanent deal.
Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart has praised the players who have made the reigning Premier League champions the meanest defence in the division this season.