Turin, Italy – Juventus opened the Serie A season at its new 1 win over Roma on Sunday, as three newcomers scored in the impressive victory.
Lichtsteiner began the scoring inside 20 minutes, Pepe doubled the lead in the 58th, Vidal scored in the 73rd and Marchisio continued the rout in the 83rd as Antonio Conte won in his debut as Juve coach.
Sebastian Giovinco converted a late penalty for Parma following the sending off of Juve's Paolo De Ceglie, but it was not much consolation for the beaten and overmatched side.
Palermo 4, Inter Milan 3
Palermo, Italy - Palermo scored four of the teams' six combined second-half goals, the last by Mauricio Pinilla in the 88th minute, as it defeated Inter Milan 4-3 on Sunday to open the Serie A season.
Fabrizio Miccoli fired a brace for Palermo and Abel Hernandez also scored for the hosts, who beat Inter at the Renzo Barbera for the first time in over six years.
Cagliari 2, Roma 1
Rome, Italy - Daniele Conti and Moestafa El Kabir both scored, the latter four minutes into stoppage time, as Cagliari surprised Roma 2-1 on Sunday in Serie A to open the new season with a win at the Stadio Olimpico.
Conti opened the scoring on the hour mark, and Roma's Jose Angel was sent off a minute later following a poor tackle, allowing El Kabir to add a stoppage- time goal.
Daniele De Rossi pulled a goal back seven minutes into stoppage time for Roma, but it was too little, too late.
Genoa 2, Atalanta 2
Genoa, Italy - Maximiliano Moralez fired a first-half brace as Atalanta earned a 2-2 tie at Genoa to open the Serie A season on Sunday and start its race out of negative points in the standings.
Atalanta was deducted six points for match fixing before the season, but a big road point was a perfect way to move on. Miguel Veloso scored early for Genoa, but Moralez answered within two minutes and added a second in the 42nd.
Giandomenico Mesto scored 10 minutes after half to split the points, as Genoa survived a stoppage-time red card to Valter Birsa.
Chievo 2, Novara 2
Verona, Italy - Massimo Paci scored five minutes from time as Novara earned a 2-2 draw at Chievo on Sunday in its first match in Serie A in 55 years to open the season.
Sergio Pellissier and Cyril Thereau scored inside 24 minutes as Chievo grabbed an early two-goal lead, but Francesco Marianini pulled a goal back in the 27th and Paci earned a share of the points with the late equalizer.
Fiorentina 2, Bologna 0
Florence, Italy - Alberto Gilardino and Alessio Cerci scored on each side of halftime and Fiorentina opened the Serie A season Sunday with a 2-0 win over Bologna.
Gilardino scored in the 19th minute and Cerci added the second in the opening minute of the second half.
Udinese 2, Lecce 0
Lecce, Italy - Dusan Basta and Antonio Di Natale both scored inside 16 minutes as Udinese opened the Serie A season Sunday with a 2-0 win at Lecce.
Basta scored in the second minute, then Di Natale followed in the 16th and the early lead held.
Catania 0, Siena 0
Catania, Italy - Siena marked its return to Serie A with a 0-0 tie at Catania, as the clubs opened the season Sunday.