League leagers Fiorentina became the sole Serie A leaders with a comfortable 3-0 triumph over 10 man Atalanta at the Stadio Artemi Franchi courtesy of goals from Josip Ilicic, Borja Valero and Joan Verdu. This development is a morale booster for Paulo Sousa’s men before the international break.
Meanwhile, second placed Inter Milan fought back from Luis Muriel’s opener to snatch a point at Sampdoria with Ivan Perisic, but Joaquin Correa’s miss was astonishing.
The biggest scoreline of the weekend was at the San Siro, where the Napoli whitewashed Milan with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Sinisa Mihailojvic’s men. Lorenzo Insigne made a statement with two goals and set up another for Allan as Napoli sent a message to other teams in Italy.
Roma who are playing catch-up with the pacesetters at the summit of the log earned a 4-2 win over Palermo away from home, while Lazio defeated Frosinone with a 2-0 win in the local derby with the new kids on the block.
The Week 8 Serie A round of fixtures resumes on Saturday 17 October after the conclusion of the international break granted by world football governing body FIFA.