Ciro Immobile scored on his comeback before Joaquin Correa squeezed in a finish from the tightest angle, as Lazio earned a 2-0 win in awful weather conditions in Crotone.
It was far from an ideal ‘debut’ for Cesare Prandelli, as Fiorentina lost 1-0 to Benevento at home, with Giacomo Bonaventura and Franck Ribery injured.
Inter completed an extraordinary comeback from 2-0 down to beat Torino 4-2, with Romelu Lukaku inspiring his teammates.
Cristiano Ronaldo showed quick reactions to score two goals just before half-time, giving Juventus a confidence-boosting 2-0 win over Cagliari.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic bagged a special brace at the Stadio San Paolo, then limped off injured, while Tiemoue Bakayoko saw red as Milan conquered Napoli 3-1.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan put on another masterclass with two spectacular goals to sweep Parma aside 3-0 and continue Roma’s march.
Bologna completed the comeback from a goal down to conquer Sampdoria 2-1, with Riccardo Orsolini scoring one and forcing an own goal.
Both Spezia and Atalanta hit the woodwork, but La Dea had the most regrets with a Robin Gosens goal disallowed and several wasted chances.
Rodrigo De Paul’s strike proved enough for Udinese to beat sorry Genoa and clamber out of the relegation zone, but there was drama with a late disallowed goal and red card.
Sassuolo rode their luck – as Verona hit the woodwork four times – but Jeremie Boga and Domenico Berardi goals put them temporarily top of the table.