Bologna, Lazio and Fiorentina all recorded wins in Saturday’s friendly action, but there were defeats for Cagliari, Parma and Sampdoria.
Bologna battled back from 2-1 down to beat Augsburg 3-2 and pick up their second successive victory over a German side.
The match was followed by Augsburg sportingly wishing Rossoblu boss Sinisa Mihajlovic all the best in his battle against leukaemia.
Lazio were similarly impressive, condeming Bundesliga new boys Paderborn to a 4-2 loss – just a day after they inflicted the same fate on Bournemouth.
Milan Badelj, who was reported to be closing in on a return to Fiorentina, came on as a second-half substitute.
Fiorentina, meanwhile, ended a run of back-to-back defeats with a 1-0 win at Livorno, Riccardo Sottil grabbing his second goal of preseason.
However, Cagliari were trounced 4-1 by Freiburg, Parma lost 2-0 to Premier League side Burnley and Monaco triumphed 1-0 over Sampdoria to claim the Philipp Plein Cup.
Serie A friendly results:
Freiburg 4-1 Cagliari
Augsburg 2-3 Bologna
Burnley 2-0 Parma
Paderborn 2-4 Lazio
Livorno 0-1 Fiorentina
Monaco 1-0 Sampdoria