Sunday's Derby d'Italia did not disappoint as Juventus overpowered Inter Milan 3-1 to further extend their lead atop the Serie A table, while Napoli were stunned by Atalanta and Verona saw off Sassuolo.
Rolando's potential debut for Inter Milan at the San Siro against Serie B side Cittadella and Atalanta's match with Bari highlight this weekend's Coppa Italia third round fixtures.
Inter Milan have confirmed the arrivals of 19-year-old wingback Wallace, on loan from Chelsea, and defender Rolando on a permanent deal.
Napoli have confirmed Portugese centre-back Rolando will play for the Serie A club on loan until the end of the season.
Barcelona, and new signing Cesc Fabregas, are set to compete for their second piece of silverware of the new season in the UEFA Super Cup when they face FC Porto, but coach Pep Guardiola remains cautious.
Ahead of Friday's 2011/12 Liga kick-off, holders Os Dragões remain favourites though traditional foes Benfica and Sporting have spent heavily on new blood in the summer.