Milan held by Lazio in Serie A opener

AC Milan rallied from two goals down to claim 2 draw with Lazio at the San Siro on Friday in the opening match of the Serie A season.

The first weekend was postponed by a strike, but Friday's match produced an exciting first half that saw the two sides split four goals before settling for a draw.

Miroslav Klose scored 12 minutes into his Lazio debut and the lead was doubled nine minutes later when Stefano Mauri's cross was headed home by Djibril Cisse.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was set up by Antonio Cassano on the half-hour mark to pull Milan to within a goal, and Cassano found the net himself a few minutes later when he turned a header inside the far post from a corner kick.

Scoring chances dried up a bit in the second half with Cassano having the best opportunity with a shot from inside the penalty area that struck the post.

Napoli finished third in Serie A last season and looks to get off to a good start with a win at Cesena on Saturday in the lone match of the day.

Sunday's schedule is highlighted by Inter Milan's trip to Palermo, with the Nerazzurri attempting to reclaim the Serie A crown it lost to rivals AC Milan last season.

Juventus ended last season in seventh place and the Old Lady will try to begin this campaign on a better note with a win at home against Parma.

Roma and Cagliari clash at the Stadio Olimpico, Siena and Catania square off, Chievo faces promoted Novara, Fiorentina entertains Bologna, Atalanta travels to Genoa and Lecce hosts an Udinese side that finished in the top four last term.