It is matchday seven in the Italian Serie A as league leaders Juventus travel to Tuscany to face a lacklustre Empoli side, while second placed Napoli will try and take the challenge to Juventus as they travel to Atalanta. Milan face one of their bogey sides in Serie A - Sassuolo at the Stadio San Siro.
Juventus climbed to the top of Group G in the UEFA Champions League as they saw off Dinamo Zagreb by a 4-0 scoreline at the Stadion Maksimir in Zagreb.
In round six of the Italian Serie A, Juventus travel to Stadio Renza Barbera to play against Roberto De Zerbi's Palermo side.
Manchester City are reportedly prepared to rival Chelsea in January for Juventus's star central defender Leonardo Bonucci.
Arsenal are reportedly keeping an eye on Juventus wonder-kid Moise Kean as Bianconeris seek early agreement to ward off suitors
Manchester City are reportedly eyeing a shock move for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, with reports of the Chilean's contract talks with the Gunners running into complications.
Max Allegri's men travel to San Siro on Sunday following a disappointing Champions League opener at home to play the first Derby d’Italia of the season
Juventus youngster Grigoris Kastanos's agent has reportedly played down talks of Manchester United's interest in the player
Juventus have reportedly entered the race to sign midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud from Borussia Monchengladbach.
Round 3 of Serie A is already upon us as the players regroup at their clubs' respective training grounds after a busy week of international football. TheHardTackle looks at a selection of Serie A games that are set to be among the most exciting this weekend.