Radja Nainggolan was hailed as "a superhero" by Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco after leading his side to a 2-1 derby win over Lazio on Saturday.
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Roma scored twice in four minutes early in the second half to beat Lazio 2-1 in the most high-profile derby between the capital clubs in years.
UEFA has closed disciplinary proceedings against Roma after some of their supporters allegedly directed monkey chants at Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger.
Roma's Eusebio Di Francesco and Lazio's Simone Inzaghi are breathing new life into an old rivalry as their teams enter Scudetto contention.
The Derby della Capitale takes on even more importance this weekend with Roma and Lazio finally making a fist of things in the Serie A title race.
Daniele De Rossi boarded the Sweden bus following Italy's World Cup playoff defeat to apologise for the whistles heard during the Swedish anthem.
Daniele De Rossi, Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli said they would retire from international duty after Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup
There's no change at the top but further down, two Premier League clubs are going in opposite directions.
Radja Nainggolan says it was "painful" not to be called up by Belgium and has downplayed the notion his bad-boy image was a reason for his absence.
For the first two-plus years of his Roma career, it looked as if Gerson would end up as a punch line or the answer to a Trivial Pursuit question.
The Brazilian helped Roma overcome Fiorentina on Sunday and make it 12 away wins on the bounce, eclipsing Inter's 11-match run from a decade ago.
FIFA has suspended Greece defender Kostas Manolas for a World Cup qualifying playoff for "intentionally seeking a yellow card."
Adnan Januzaj and Radja Nainggolan are the high-profile call-ups to the Belgium squad ahead of friendlies against Mexico and Japan.
Three straight 1-0 wins have taken Roma to fifth in Serie A but more eye-catching was an emphatic win vs. Chelsea.
Another round of UEFA Champions League fixtures has come and gone, leaving us with a number of memorable performances during the fourth week.
Europe: take note. Roma mean business in the Champions League and the 3-0 rout of Chelsea underlines their credentials as a team to fear this season.
Attack happened at the Shamrock pub when a group armed with poles and baseball bats sparked clashes outside the building.