The hands of Antonio Conte on the Scudetto.
Essential but relentless, Inter won their eleventh straight game over Cagliari, keeping an 11-point lead over Milan with eight games to go.
It would take football suicide to spoil this dream season.
The result tastes like a thumbs-down for Cagliari's salvation chances: after the success of Turin, which still has to recover a match, the nightmare of the Sardinians takes shape, now at -5 from the grenade.
The sprint for the Champions League is more and more incandescent: after the success of Milan (despite the red to Ibra in Parma), Juventus, Atalanta, Naples, Lazio and Rome do their duty.
The bianconeri give another assist to Pirlo overcoming with little trouble and a lot of substance a Genoa that shows off an increasingly protagonist Scamacca.
Napoli produces and misses a lot but wins at Marassi with the tenth goal from Fabian Ruiz.
Lazio builds more than Verona but the result is unlocked only in the recovery with a header from Milinkovic Savic.
It is an important result that keeps the biancazzurri in the running as they have to recover the match against Turin, but Roma don't give up either, which after three rounds regains victory at the expense of Bologna with a goal by Borja Mayoral and remains in the wake of their cousins.
The Giallorossi only need a goal and a couple of shots on goal throughout the game to beat a Bologna that plays well but is confirmed to be inconsistent forward.
In the evening postponement, Atalanta did not get lost in Florence, beat the Viola 3-2 with a brace from Zapata and a penalty from Ilicic and held fourth place, +2 over Napoli.
For the Viola, Vlahovic scored twice is not enough to complete the comeback and so the ranking remains alarming even if the third-bottom Cagliari is eight points away.
A surgical Inter controls, attacks and wins his 12th home match in a row, approaching the Scudetto that has been missing since Mourinho.
Sanchez, preferred to Lautaro, sees a goal canceled for offside, Eriksen close to the advantage, De Vrij hits the crossbar, then a splendid action with Lukaku opening to Hakimi, a cross for Darmian who packs three very heavy points.
Cagliari gains height when they are behind, but it is too late.
After five years it seems destined to go down to Serie B. To confirm the regained vigor after the success against Napoli, Juve takes the match with Genoa head on: the unlocks with Kulusevski, secures it with Morata, then Scamacca reopens it, Pjaca close to par, Mckennie enters and closes it.
Pirlo seems to have returned to the helm with confidence after the shock with Porto.
Qualification for the Champions League and a victory in the Italian Cup could partially straighten the season.
Genoa, now saved with the excellent Ballardini, show sporadic signs of vitality, but Juve are in another category.
Napoli are preparing in the best way for the clash with Inter: play a quality match in Genoa: score with Fabian Ruiz Ruiz, repeatedly close to doubling with Insigne, Zielinski and Politano, then breathe a sigh of relief because the equal head of Thorsby is disallowed for a foul by Keita on Ospina.
Finally he doubles with Osimhen with a result that better captures the opaque test of Sampdoria.
Of the teams still fighting for the Champions League, Lazio had the most difficult task, at home to the excellent Verona, but in the end they managed to win with a header in the recovery of Milinkovic Savic.
The result is flawless because Lazio builds more during the match: Immobile hits a post, a goal from Caicedo is canceled while Verona fights hard but takes less bite and seems to have a little empty batteries afterwards. a high level tournament.