Cagliari were extremely unlucky in Bergamo, hitting the woodwork three times only to lose 1-0 against Atalanta.
Rolando Bianchi’s brace held Napoli to a surprise 2-2 draw at the Stadio Dall’Ara despite Bologna going down to 10 men.
Alessandro Matri made the perfect Fiorentina debut, scoring two and providing an assist in their 3-0 victory at Catania.
Alessandro Lucarelli made the most of a goalkeeping howler deep into stoppages for Parma’s surprise 2-1 win away to Chievo.
Luca Antonelli left it very late to snatch a shock 1-0 Genoa victory, as Gian Piero Gasperini took revenge on Inter.
Juventus were forced to work very hard for a 12th consecutive victory, as Arturo Vidal’s brace and a Paul Pogba curler beat Sampdoria 4-2.
Mario Balotelli converted a late penalty to give Clarence Seedorf a winning debut, beating Verona 1-0 at San Siro.
Mattia Destro, Kevin Strootman and Adem Ljajic were on target as Roma crushed Livorno 3-0 on Coach Attilio Perotti’s debut.
Ciro Immobile and Matteo Brighi brought Sassuolo right back down to earth and continued Torino’s impressive campaign.
Lazio fought back twice to win 3-2 away to Udinese with only 10 men after some bizarre goals and howlers.