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.
Juventus outclassed Catania 4-0 while Napoli battled to a 2-1 win away to Fiorentina to both move to within two points of high-flying Roma.
Despite defeat in the semi-finals of Brazil 2013, the mood in the Italian and Uruguayan camps is far from downcast, while both squads are determined to claim third spot.
Spain's dream of holding the FIFA World Cup™, the European Championship trophy and the FIFA Confederations Cup remain alive, but Italy pushed them to the limit in Fortaleza.
Following 120 goalless minutes and 12 successfully converted penalties, Italy’s Leonardo Bonucci fired his spot-kick over and Jesus Navas made no mistake to send Spain into the decider against Brazil.