Italy's progress to Euro 2016 has been steady but unspectacular, but the new look side emerging under Antonio Conte is showing signs of improvement.
Napoli's 4-0 win at the San Siro indicates that Maurizio Sarri's side could be contenders for the Scudetto this season.
Flash in the pan or the real deal? After their demolition of Inter, Fiorentina are now being taken seriously.
'Unsackable Favre' falls on his own sword after Borussia Monchengladbach's poor start to the season
Success in Europe in midweek may have kickstarted the domestic campaigns of Juventius and Napoli.
Milan derby win for Inter, but for Juventus the problems continue to mount up.
Without tearing up any trees, Italy keep on grinding out the results they need.
After their worst start in over a century, Paddy Agnew asks where has it all gone wrong for champions Juventus.
Shocks aplenty as champions suffer first ever home defeat on opening day of the season.
Juventus and others flew the flag admirably in Europe, but deeper problems within the Italian game cast a shadow over the new season.