Opening-day success ... Juventus players celebrate Stephan Lichtsteiner's goal (Getty Images)
Juventus began the defence of its Serie A title with a 2-0 win over Parma, although it had goalkeeper Marco Storari to thank for helping it to an opening-day victory.
Arturo Vidal missed a penalty in the first half but the Bianconeri took the lead through Stephan Lichtsteiner in the 54th minute.
A disputed goal from Andrea Pirlo four minutes later looked to have wrapped up victory but it took some sterling saves from Storari to prevent Parma from finding a way back into the game and upsetting the fans, who were already celebrating inside the Juventus Arena.
Jaime Valdes missed the best chance for Parma when he took too long with the ball and allowed Leonardo Bonucci to get back and make the tackle.
Storari did well numerous times to keep a resurgent Parma out, most notably in the 87th minute when he first denied Sotiris Ninis and then got up to block Massimo Gobbi's effort.
Earlier, two goals from Stevan Jovetic gave Fiorentina a winning start to the season at the expense of Udinese.
Maicosuel did put the away side in front after 28 minutes, but the home side responded well in the second half with the Montenegrin grabbing a brace, the second coming with almost the last kick of the game.
The 2-1 victory gives Vincenzo Montella an ideal start to life in charge of Fiorentina while Udinese will now aim for a better outcome in its UEFA Champions League qualifier against Braga next week.