Gaetano Castrovilli scored the first goal of the 2020-21 Serie A season to give Fiorentina a 1-0 victory over Torino, meeting Federico Chiesa’s cross.
Genoa ran riot against newly-promoted Crotone, as Davide Zappacosta and Marko Pjaca scored on their debuts, along with veterans Mattia Destro and Goran Pandev.
The Andrea Pirlo era got off to a sparkling start, beating Sampdoria 3-0 with Dejan Kulusevski, Leonardo Bonucci and Cristiano Ronaldo goals.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a towering header and converted a penalty to start Milan’s Serie A season with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Bologna.
Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens grabbed one each, as Napoli were inspired by new signing Victor Osimhen’s entrace in the second half of the 2-0 win against Parma.
Sassuolo largely dominated this match, yet needed a Medhi Bourabia free kick to scrape a point after Giovanni Simeone’s Cagliari header.
The opening round of the Serie A season ended 0-0, but Verona were awarded a 3-0 win by default after Roma irregularly fielded Amadou Diawara.