Ciro Immobile scored twice in a 2-1 Lazio victory in Turin as Paulo Dybala failed to save Juventus from suffering Serie A defeat.
Everything seems in place for Inter Milan to win the derby this weekend -- but will action on the pitch reflect their superiority over their rivals?
Juventus will need be be a cohesive team and patent against upstart Lazio, especially newcomer Douglas Costa, who has yet to find his feet in Serie A.
A year ago, Edin Dzeko travelled to Naples with a reputation to rebuild. Now he hosts the club as the focal point of a new-look Roma.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says he could consider coaching Italy one day, although he insists his immediate future is with the Bianconeri.