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Roma already know where the decisive battle for the Scudetto will be played. Andrea Tallarita argues that it's not on the pitch.
Juventus and Sampdoria unbeaten records ended, German Denis struck Napoli again and Udinese's Florence curse continued in Susy Campanale's stats round-up.
Mattia Perin personified the team spirit needed to overcome Juventus in Week 9 and looked every inch Gianluigi Buffon’s successor, writes Livio Caferoglu.
Juventus hoped to celebrate Gianluigi Buffon’s 500th Bianconero appearance with maximum points, but fell to a late Genoa winner. Luca Cetta writes.
Dave Taylor believes Paul Pogba certainly deserves his wage increase at Juventus, but wonders what the future will bring.
Marek Hamsik burst into form against Verona and, as Livio Caferoglu suggests, Week 8’s best player may have finally adapted to Rafa Benitez’s system.
Napoli and Sassuolo led the way as some of Serie A's slow starters produced their finest wins of the campaign so far in Week 8, writes Alasdair Mackenzie.
Milan’s ineffectiveness going forward cost them against Fiorentina as they failed to take control in a winnable game, says Sam Lewis.
Gonzalo Higuain goes from one hat-trick to another, Roma's unusual 0-0 and another Antonio Di Natale record in Susy Campanale's Week 8 curios.
Juventus-Inter mudslinging, Pep Guardiola's dissatisfaction and Adel Taarabt's cake intervention as Susy Campanale seeks the quotes of the week.
Walter Mazzarri insists his side is not good enough, but is he the reason Inter continue to disappoint? Mina Rzouki analyses. 
Massimo Moratti officially ended his 19-year authority at Inter this week - Livio Caferoglu pays tribute to the man who brought success to the Nerazzurri.
Demonstrating a growing importance to Napoli, rumours of Jose Callejon being sold has Dave Taylor increasingly uneasy.
As Lazio gather momentum in Serie A, their fans can also be encouraged by the potential future stars filling the club's youth ranks, says Alasdair Mackenzie.  
Juventus have work to do after a second successive Champions League loss and Luca Cetta thinks they need a change of mentality on the continent.
Manchester United-Roma and Roma-Bayern may look very similar, but don't be fooled. Andrea Tallarita explains why the two catastrophes are really very different games.
Keisuke Honda is finally looking the player Milan fans hoped he would be when he arrived in January, writes Sam Lewis.
Parma’s disastrous start to the season leaves Roberto Donadoni’s job in the balance, writes Aman Sehdev.