Mario Balotelli scored to give AC Milan and new coach Clarence Seedorf a 1-0 win over Verona, while Alessandro Matri made a splash in his Fiorentina debut, scoring a brace in La Viola's 3-0 win over Catania.
Once again we look ahead to the week in birthdays across the football globe, including a pair of veterans from the 1994 FIFA World Cup USA, another duo who appeared at Germany 2006 and a beach soccer legend.
Keisuke Honda scored his first goal in an AC Milan jersey as i Rossoneri saw off La Spezia 3-1 to reach the Coppa Italia quarter-finals where they will be joined by Napoli and Serie B side Siena who also won Wednesday.
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.
This time last year 2014 FIFA World Cup hosts Brazil were struggling for consistency. Now 12 months on Brazil are flying high as FIFA Confederations Cup champs. FIFA.com looks back at a massive year for A Seleção.
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says he has a good idea of his starting side for next year's FIFA World Cup™ on home soil as A Seleção aim for their sixth crown.