Just when you think you can take a breath, Italian football hits you where it hurts. There is no rest for the players of Serie A with a mouthwatering round of midweek games this week.
What a mix of matches is in store.
Title contenders put their credentials on the line, legendary outfits aim to continue their revivals and a coach prepares to face his demons.
Not a bad little recipe for excitement over the next few days as we move another step closer to deciding who will win this year's Scudetto. At least five fixtures stand out as "must-see" encounters.