Serie A Round-Up
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Paolo Di Canio grabbed the headlines as Lazio won 1-0 against Sampdoria.Paolo Di Canio grabbed the headlines and a goal as Lazio stole a 1-0 win against Sampdoria .
The former West Ham man's clever flick through saw Simone Inzaghi brought down in the area by veteran keeper Francesco Antonioli.
Antonioli was dismissed, but there was disarray as Di Canio snatched the ball and demanded that he take the resultant penalty - leaving Inzaghi apoplectic.
Di Canio smashed home with aplomb and wheeled away kissing his badge, only to clash again with the still pouting Inzaghi.
The former Premiership star inevitably did not back down, and the two had to be pulled apart by team-mates.
Lazio were forced to cling on at times, but they kept their lead, and Mimmo Caso starts his league tenure with victory.
Juventus got their league campaign off to a fine start, crushing Brescia 3-0 on their travels to hand new coach Fabio Capello a winning start to Serie A.
Juve fans expect the team to compete this season after he disappointments of a low key last campaign.
Pavel Nedved grabbed the opener on 34, and just four minutes later David Trezeguet doubled the Turin side's advantage.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was brought on at half time for Trezeguet and he got the third on his debut for his new club to wrap up a fine victory.
Fiorentina's first game back in the top flight ended in defeat, with Roma picking up a 1-0 win courtesy of a goal from prolific striker Vincenzo Montella.
William Vialli was sent of for Viola just 12 minutes in, and Roma were reduced to ten men when Antonio Cassano saw red.
Atalanta were held to a 2-2 draw by Lecce, despite taking the lead just two minutes in through Giampaolo Pazzini.
Guillermo Giacomazzi levelled on 10, but the hosts regained the lead through veteran Demetrio Albertini in the second half.
Valeri Bojinov rescued a share of the points, however, with a strike in the 76th minute.
Mauro Esposito handed Sardinian side Cagliari a 1-0 victory over Bologna whilst Palermo's first season back in the top flight started well. Inevitably it was Luca Toni who got Palermo's winner as they beat ten-man Siena 1-0 to the delight of La Favorita's crowd. Bruno Cirillo was shown a second yellow card for foul and abusive language.
Finally, Reggina drew 0-0 with Udinese, despite the dismissal of Ivan Franchescin and Parma were surprisingly held to a 0-0 draw by Messina.