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.
Roma took advantage of Napoli's midweek slip against Sassuolo as they beat Sampdoria 2-0, while Juventus won fortuitously at Chievo.
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.
Fiorentina are close to a UEFA Champions League berth following a 1-0 defeat of Siena which effectively relegated the Bianconeri, while Inter Milan have missed European qualification for the first time in 15 years.
Inter Milan lost 4-3 to Atalanta in Serie A after leading 3-1 with less than half an hour remaining. Elsewhere, title-challengers Napoli closed the gap to league leaders Juventus to nine points.