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.
Xavi stars in FIFA.com's latest weekly stats review along with Jose Mourinho, Juventus and some eye-catching results by the USA women's U-20 team and the female stars of Paris Saint-Germain.
Juventus restored their eight-point lead over Roma at the top of Serie A with a 4-2 home win over Sampdoria, while their title challengers sent Livorno back to the bottom of the league with a 3-0 win.
FIFA.com takes a look back at the exciting and record-breaking first half of the Serie A season. There is a record-high average of 2.76 goals per game, Juventus lead the way and all is not well in Milan.
The Italian Serie A 2014 opening weekend saw leaders Juventus beat nine-man Roma 3-0, while Fiorentina held on to a 1-0 win over Livorno despite an injury concern to Giuseppe Rossi and Cagliari battled to a goalless draw with Chievo.
As top flight football begins across Italy in 2014, fans will be treated to a top two clash as Serie A leaders Juventus host Roma, while third-placed Napoli will look to make ground on the pair when they face Sampdoria.