Serie A champion Juventus sent out a resounding message to its title rivals with a comprehensive 4-1 win over Udinese.
Juventus was aided by the 14th-minute dismissal of goalkeeper
It was game over eight minutes after the break thanks to
Roma also made its intentions for the season clear with an outstanding 3-1 win at Inter Milan.
Alessandro Florenzi gave Roma the lead in the 15th minute before a deflected shot from
The only sour note for Roma came in stoppage-time when Osvaldo received a second yellow card.
Lazio is the other side to lead the table with a 100 per cent records thanks to its comfortable 3-0 win over Palermo.
The Roman club was grateful to the predatory instincts of
Napoli is also among that group after a 2-1 victory over Fiorentina.
Sampdoria continues to enjoy life back in the top flight as it beat Siena 2-1.
It was a get-out-of-jail goal for Gastaldello too, as he had earlier given away a penalty which led to Vergassola's equaliser.
Parma got its campaign up and running at the second attempt with a 2-0 victory over Chievo.
Having lost to Juventus last weekend, Parma had a much easier time of things at the
Cagliari and Atalanta shared the points in a dramatic 1-1 draw.
The visitor overcame the first-half dismissal of
However, substitute Albin Ekdal snatched a point for Cagliari in the final minute.
AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani has denied falling out with club president Silvio Berlusconi, despite reports to the contrary.