Juventus went back to the top of Serie A after holding on for a 2-1 victory against Fiorentina in Turin on Tuesday.
With previous leaders Udinese and Lazio not playing until Wednesday, Juve took advantage of the opportunity to move back to the summit, although it wasn't an entirely convincing performance.
They should have had the match wrapped up at half-time but led only through a Leonardo Bonucci goal.
Fiorentina came storming back in the second period and equalised through Stevan Jovetic but Alessandro Matri grabbed the winner eight minutes later as Juve maintained their unbeaten start to the season.
"We won and we deserved it and of course I'm happy with my goal," match-winner Matri told SkySport.
"We dominated the whole of the first half and created a lot of chances without finishing them or closing out the game.
"We risked dropping points but finished in style because we won.
"It's too early, we're looking at the performance and the game but the table will come into it later on."
Juve coach Antonio Conte played tribute to his players for pushing on even after they were pegged back to 1-1.
"We played like we always have this season, we tried to force the game, we've done that against everyone," he said.
"Sometimes we do better, sometimes we do worse but we always have good possession and look to find players in the final third.
"We have to improve without doubt but I have to compliment the players because after the equaliser they had the strength to react."
Cheered on by a boisterous home crowd Juventus started the game at break-neck speed but they seemed to be lacking in composure.
Fiorentina's defending had been awful so far and it got worse on 13 minutes as Juve took the lead.
His shot lacked power but Boruc spilled it and Bonucci was the only player to react to the loose ball in the six-yard box.
There could have been a second on 22 minutes when Vidal's cross from the right found Matri but he volleyed just over, although with four defenders around him he should have never reached the ball.
Vucinic wasted a pair of chances with weak finishes from good positions.
He then played a great one-two with Vidal but with only the keeper to beat from a tight angle, shot wide of the far post.
But he admitted the game was lost in the first period.
"We could have easily been 3-0 down at half-time so there's nothing to say about it," he said.
"Our attitude for the second period was different, it was better, we lost but at least we played.
"Well done to Juve for winning but I'm disappointed because the first half was thrown away."
The substitution paid instant dividends as Fiorentina were a transformed force.
Gilardino then fed Vargas who teed up Jovetic to take a touch and curl an unstoppable finish into the top corner on 58 minutes.
The tide seemed to be turning but Pepe managed to slip in Matri to score a striker's goal and restore the hosts' advantage.
Although Juve sat progressively deeper as the game wore on, they came closest to scoring again when Boruc made a fine save from Matri.
Source: AFP Global Edition