Bergamo, Italy – Inter Milan brought an end to the 49-game league unbeaten streak of Juventus last weekend, and in doing so moved to within a point of Juve at the top of Serie A.
After losing twice in its opening four league contests, Inter has turned things around and embarked on a 10-match winning streak in all competitions, making manager Andrea Stramaccioni one of the hottest coaching commodities in Europe.
Following a 3-1 victory over Partizan Belgrade in Europa League play on Thursday, Inter will now turn its attentions to Sunday's match at Atalanta, which is unbeaten in its last four games.
Inter owes much of its recent success to a suddenly potent attack which has tallied three goals in each of its last three games, which will test an Atalanta defense that has kept two clean sheets in its last three games.
Juventus tries to get back to winning ways when the club travels to Pescara, which has one win in its last five games, while third-place Napoli visits Genoa after striker Edinson Cavani scored four goals in a 4-2 Europa League win over Dnipro on Thursday.
Sunday's Rome derby between Lazio and Roma sees the two clubs separated by two points as both look to remain in the top six. Roma is expected to have midfielder Daniele De Rossi back in its lineup, while Lazio attempts to bounce back from a 4-0 defeat at Catania last time out.
Catania finds itself in the top half of the league after that big win and the club visits a Cagliari side that has won four of its last five games, while second-from-the-bottom Palermo entertains Sampdoria.
AC Milan sits in 10th place at the start of the weekend and hosts fourth-place Fiorentina, Udinese travels to Chievo, last-place Siena meets up with Parma and Torino hosts a Bologna side that resides in the bottom three.