Inter claims first win against Bologna

New Inter Milan manager Claudio Ranieri 1 win over Bologna.

After earning just one point from its first three games, Inter brought in Ranieri to replace Gian Piero Gasperini, and the new boss watched his team grab its first win of the season as Giampaolo Pazzini opened the scoring after 39 minutes.

Diego Forlan struck the post from 25 yards earlier in the half, but he helped set up the goal for Pazzini which ended with goalkeeper Jean Francois Gillet getting a hand to the shot but failing to keep it out.

Bologna equalized in the 65th minute when Inter's Walter Samuel was called for a foul on Daniele Portanova inside the penalty area.

Alessandro Diamanti stepped forward and buried the shot, but Inter had a spot kick of its own nine minutes from time.

Bologna's Archimede Morleo was guilty of a foul on Diego Milito inside the box, and Milito converted the penalty kick himself while Morleo was sent off for the challenge.

This allowed Lucio to add a third goal for Inter in the 87th minute when he got on the other end of a free kick from Sulley Muntari to head the ball home at the near post.

AC Milan 1, Cesena 0

Milan, Italy - A fifth-minute goal from Clarence Seedorf was enough for AC Milan to claim its first victory of the season as the Rossoneri topped Cesena, 1-0, on Saturday.

Seedorf scored his goal with a shot from the left wing that caught Cesena goalkeeper Nicola Ravaglia out of position as the ball sailed over his head and inside the post.

The defending champions have earned five points from four games this season while Cesena has lost all four of its matches and remain rooted to the bottom of the table.

Napoli 0, Fiorentina 0

Naples, Italy - Napoli failed to bounce back from a midweek defeat to Chievo as the club was held to a 0-0 draw at home by Fiorentina.

After winning its first two games, Napoli has failed to score in its last two matches, and came away from Saturday's contest a bit fortunate to earn a point.

Fiorentina has also secured seven points in four games to begin the Serie A campaign.