If that was the weekend of truth, it delivered some mixed verdicts. The sentence was pleasing for Juventini, painful for Napoletani and downright excruciating for Milanisti. And, while there might still be time to earn a reprieve, it looks like the chances of overturning some early impressions are running out.
The top of the table clash on Saturday evening was like a lovely antipasto for Bianconero fans before what they hope will be a main course of yet another Scudetto. In a tense but largely fairly fought affair, Napoli’s title dreams were not destroyed but they did take a bit of a blow. With only Fiorentina having held Juve to a draw so far, it is fair to ask who can halt Antonio Conte’s men?