Serie A Round-Up
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ricardo Oliveira scored on his debut for Milan, while Atalanta and Catania secured wins.
Substitute Ricardo Oliveira scored within seven minutes of his second half debut, as Milan began their Serie A campaign with a 2-1 win over Lazio.
Filippo Inzaghi gave the Rossoneri a 26th minute lead at Giuseppe Meazza, and former Real Betis striker Oliveira doubled that lead in the 70th minute.
Any thoughts that Carlo Ancelotti's side would be able to coast to victory were dispelled by Lazio substitute Ayodele Makinwa's 73rd minute strike.
Newly-promoted Catania claimed a win at Cagliari in their first Serie A clash, with Giorgio Corona on target in the 55th minute. Daniele Conti was sent off for the hosts in stoppage time at the end of the match.
Fellow new boys Atalanta also claimed first-day spoils with a 3-1 win over Ascoli.
Riccardo Zampagna got the ball rolling for the hosts in the 31st minute, and a quickfire brace from Nicola Ventola (36, 43) completed a superb half for the Bergamo club.
Sasa Bjelanovic pulled a goal back for the visitors on the hour, but to no avail.
Siena completed a late turnaround to win 2-1 at Chievo.
Sergio Pellissier had given the hosts a 30th minute lead, but Ezio Brevi equalised for Siena a quarter of an hour from time.
With the match appearing destined for a draw, Enrico Chiesa struck in the 89th minute to hand all three points to the visitors, while Matteo Brighi saw red for Chievo in stoppage time.
Palermo defeated ten-man Reggina 4-3 at La Favorita.
The hosts raced into a three-goal lead within the first half hour, as Mark Bresciano (17) on his debut, Giuseppe Biava (17) and Eugenio Corini (26) from the penalty spot all found the scoresheet.
However, Palermo appeared to take their foot off the gas, and Rolando Bianchi pulled a goal back four minutes before half time and then scored again ten minutes after the interval.
Salvatore Aronica's dismissal just after the hour quelled hopes of a fight-back, and Carvalho Amauri doubled Palermo's lead in the 67th minute.
To their credit, Reggina refused to lie down and Bianchi claimed his hat-trick goal from the penalty spot in the 79th minute.
Luca Saudati claimed the winner on his debut for Empoli in a 2-1 win at Sampdoria, who finished the match with nine men.
Emiliano Bonazzoli gave Samp the lead in the 10th minute, only for Antonio Busce to haul his side level just before the half-hour mark.
The game's turning point arrived in the 50th minute, when the hosts' defender Giulio Falcone was given his marching orders after conceding a penalty.
Saudati converted the spot kick successfully, leading home tempers to fray and Gennaro Delvecchio was also sent off two minutes from time.Roberto Stellone's late goal salvaged a 1-1 draw for Torino against Parma.
Igor Budan gave Parma the lead on 55 minutes, but Stellone popped up in the final minute to earn Torino a point on their return to Serie A.
Elsewhere, Marco Zanchi's 72nd minute goal gave Messina a 1-0 win over Udinese.
Click below for an individual match summary:
Atalanta 3-1 Ascoli
Cagliari 0-1 Catania
Chievo 1-2 Siena
Messina 1-0 Udinese
Milan 2-1 Lazio
Palermo 4-3 Reggina
Sampdoria 1-2 Empoli
Torino 1-1 Parma