Liverpool fell 2-0 at Napoli in the opening match of their Champions League title defence on Tuesday.
Fernando Llorente scored a second-half hat-trick as Tottenham Hotspur advanced into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 6-1 win over lowly Rochdale in a fifth-round replay at a snowy Wembley on Wednesday.
Raheem Sterling scored the fastest goal of the Premier League season as leaders Manchester City got back on track with a 3-1 win against Watford on Tuesday
Fernando Torres' Atletico Madrid travel to Lionel Messi's Barcelona for the season's first first big match of the La Liga
Fernando Llorente, Carlos Tevez and Alvaro Morata scored a brace apiece with Stephan Lichsteiner firing a superb goal as Juventus crushed Parma to record their biggest win since a 7-0 success over Ascoli in December 1983.
Juve's 1-0 win over Udinese leaves them three points clear of Roma with Napoli in third, a further six points adrift.
Juventus, with whom goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon made his 500th Serie A appearance, now have a two-point cushion on overnight leaders Roma ahead of the capital side's home game against struggling Cagliari on Monday.
Fernando Llorente, Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba sent Juve to within one point of table-toppers Roma
Napoli's 2-1 win was their first Serie A victory over the Rossoneri at the San Siro since a side led by Argentine legend Diego Maradona beat Milan in April 1986.
The former Manchester City striker scored on his Serie A debut as the defending champions beat Sampdoria 1-0.
Despite forwards Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente arriving to reinforce what appeared to be the only chink in Juve's armour, some believe the club may struggle to claim a third consecutive title for the first time since a five-title winning streak between 1931-1935.
Napoli's Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani is the league's top scorer on 17 goals, but Parma midfielder Marco Marchionni warned: "When we face the big teams we always give a little more, and maybe we need this at this time." Lazio's 1-1 draw with Juventus in the first leg semi-final of the Italian Cup in midweek was their second in a week after ...
Juventus already have four capable forwards in Mirko Vucinic, Sebastian Giovinco, Fabio Quagliarella and Alessandro Matri. Former Chelsea star Didier Drogba, who played a key role in the Blues' Champions League triumph last year, had also been linked with a move to Turin recently.
Italian champions Juventus are set to continue their bid to sign Spain striker Fernando Llorente from Athletic Bilbao in January, reports said on Thursday.
Mallorca has signed Giovani Dos Santos from Tottenham on a four-year deal, and Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente's is waiting to see where he will end up on transfer deadline day.
Athletic Bilbao says Spain striker Fernando Llorente does not want to renew his contract with the northern club.
Spain have done admirably to please most of the people most of the time since their upbeat, possession-dominated tiki-taka style came into vogue on the way to their Euro 2008 triumph.
After coming under fire for sending out a striker-less formation in their opening Euro 2012 1-1 draw with Italy, the coach of defending champions Spain, Vicente del Bosque, admits his team must do better.