A late Marco Parolo screamer gave Cesena a shock 1-0 victory away to local rivals Bologna – their first of the season.
Chievo caused a major upset by conquering Catania’s Stadio Massimino, but Francesco Lodi’s penalty was saved.
Milan dominated in Florence, hitting the woodwork and seeing Clarence Seedorf’s goal incorrectly disallowed, but it ended 0-0 on Delio Rossi’s debut.
Miguel Veloso left it very late to snatch a victory over Novara, as Genoa played with 10 men for the entire second half.
Inter rattled the crossbar twice before defeating Cagliari 2-1 on Davide Ballardini’s debut with Thiago Motta and Philippe Coutinho on target.
Juventus made short work of Palermo and are clear at the top of the table despite having a game in hand.
Ezequiel Lavezzi had the best chances, but was denied by Federico Marchetti as Lazio earned a point in Naples.
Udinese lost the Serie A leadership after their untimely defeat to Parma at the Stadio Tardini.
Miralem Pjanic and Fernando Gago gave Roma a 2-1 win over Lecce, but they wasted numerous chances and had a corker incorrectly chalked off.
Siena twice fought back to snatch a draw in this four-goal thriller against Atalanta.