Serie A has led the way in many areas down the years, but a revolutionary approach to kick-off favoured by Sampdoria on Monday night is unlikely to take off.
Perhaps they were hoping to take opponents Lazio by surprise, with attention diverted by an odd line-up.
Maybe they thought they would go for broke and flood forward with the intention of overpowering their domestic foes.
Whatever the thinking behind it, it is safe to assume that there will not be too many sides across Europe following their lead.
Sampdoria lost the game 3-0 in the Italian capital, with in-form Lazio stretching their unbeaten run to five games.
It is, however, the away side’s ambitious 0-0-10 approach that will make the contest stand out in the history books.
Samp coach Sinisa Mihajlovic was a rather eccentric defender during his playing days and it should, perhaps, come as no surprise to find that he is the tactical mind behind a bizarre starting formation.