Italian football has always had a hold over football lovers around the world for as long as many can remember, with many falling in love with the romance that the sport within the nation can provide.

Indeed, if anyone had started to find that they were falling out of love with the league, then they would have found it following the results that were produced over the last weekend.

Matchday 13 provided a number of brilliant performances and exceptional moments that are akin to those that are felt by bettors who continue to use on a regular basis, as there were a number of goals scored and a number of surprising elements that took place.

A total of 36 goals were scored across the 10 matches played over Saturday, Sunday and Monday evening, therefore sit back, relax and read all about what you need to know regarding the latest round of Serie A football:

Atalanta continued their fine charge up the Serie A table as they managed to record a 5-2 victory over Spezia, with one of the league’s strugglers failing to put up much resistance throughout the game.

Lazio were handed their first home defeat of the season by Juventus in one of the top matches of the day, as the Old Lady managed to win 2-0 and start to perform as they should in Italy’s top league.

Arguably, the most entertainment came in Fiorentina’s match with AC Milan, as the hosts ran out 4-3 victors with Dusan Vlahovic continuing to show everyone why he is a highly-rated emerging talent that many are after. He netted a brace, although so did Zlatan Ibrahimovic but he was not enough to stop them from suffering their first loss of the season.

Thankfully, Inter did their arch-rivals a massive favour on Sunday, though, as they handed Napoli their first loss of the season as well, thus keeping I Rossoneri and I Partonopei level on points at the top of Serie A. I Nerazzurri managed to win 3-2 although Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti ended up face-down in the turf after Dries Mertens missed a glorious effort to level the game late on.

Sassuolo and Cagliari drew 2-2 with each other, whilst Serie A strugglers (and rock-bottom) Salernitana were beaten 2-0 by Sampdoria, with the latter adding some distance between them and the bottom three in the process.

Venezia beat Bologna 1-0, whereas Andriy Shevchenko’s first game in charge of Genoa ended in defeat to Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma, but only as the Portuguese manager’s blushes were spared by Felix Afena-Gyan – at a cost of a pair of €800 trainers.

Monday night saw Verona beat Empoli 2-1 whilst Torino also won by the same scoreline against Udinese.