Benevento have the upper hand in the Serie B promotion play-off semi-finals after a 2-1 win away to Cittadella, but Verona only drew 0-0 with Pescara.
Despite being the visitors, Pescara had the best chance at the Bentegodi with Leonardo Mancuso thumping the upright.
The second legs of the semi-finals are on May 25 and 26.
Cittadella 1-2 Benevento
Proia 10 (C), R Insigne 76 (B), Coda 83 (B)
Sent off: Proia 50 (C), Armenteros 88 (B)
Verona 0-0 Pescara