A late Edin Dzeko stunner got AS Roma off the mark in their Serie A campaign at Torino but Inter Milan made the worst possible start with a 1-0 loss at Sassuolo.
Roma’s win meant the top three from last year’s campaign all won their opening round of matches.
Champions Juventus, with new superstar signing Cristiano Ronaldo making his debut, won 3-2 at Chievo on Saturday with new runners-up Napoli coming back to win 2-1 at Lazio.
But Inter Milan- fourth last season – suffered an early upset after Domenico Berardi slotted in a 27th-minute penalty to give all three points to their rivals from Modena.
Roma’s only goal came one minute from time following spectacular play by new Dutch signing Justin Kluivert, son of former Barcelona striker Patrick Kluivergt
Parma – returning to the top flight after bankruptcy and three consecutive property and three consecutive promotions -threw away a two-goal being held 2-2 at home after Udinese scored two goals in four minutes in the second half.
Empoli returned to the top flight with a 2-0 win at home against Cagliari as SPAL won their local derby at 10-man Bologna 1-0.
AS Roma 1
(Dzeko 89) 1
(Berarid 27-pan )
Inter Milan 0
From Online Sources