Roma 1 – Juventus 3 (Serie A, August 30, 2009) Diego tore through the Roma backline in the 25th minute before producing the expert finish as Juve took the lead in the capital. The Giallorossi pulled back with a superb goal from Daniele De Rossi, the midfielder working a quick free-kick before hitting a shot over Buffon from 25-yards out. With just over 20 minutes to play the Old Lady retook the lead, Diego showing his class and talent in skillfully adding his second of the match. The Bianconeri completed a fabulous day’s work with another new signing, Felipe Melo, opening his account for the black and whites.
Atalanta 0 – Genoa 1 (Serie A, August 30, 2009) Genoa, who beat Roma 3-2 last weekend, won thanks to a header from defender Emiliano Moretti on the stroke of half-time.
Cagliari 1 – Siena 3 (Serie A, August 30, 2009) Emanuele Calaio was Siena’s standout performer as he scored a brace (52 & 70) before substitute Reginaldo made the game safe. Earlier in the game Jeda’s penalty 15 minutes from time had looked likely to set up a tense finale.
Napoli 3 – Livorno 1 (Serie A, August 30, 2009) Napoli were too strong for Livorno as they claimed a 3-1 win on home soil. Fabio Quagliarella’s second half brace was added to by a Marek Hamsik effort, while Livorno’s solitary response came from Cristiano Lucarelli.
Chievo 1 – Lazio 2 (Serie A, August 30, 2009) Sergio Pellissier’s strike after quarter of an hour jolted Lazio into action as Julio Cruz levelled before half-time from the penalty spot before Cruz scored a winner after the interval.
Sampdoria 3 – Udinese 1 (Serie A, August 30, 2009) Goals from Giampaolo Pazzini, Daniele Mannini and Antonio Cassano rendered Antonio Di Natale’s effort nothing more than a consolation.
Parma 2 – Catania 1 (Serie A, August 30, 2009) Alberto Paloschi was Parma’s second half match-winner at home to Catania. Daniele Galloppa’s 13th minute strike proved unlucky for Catania, who levelled just a minute later when Marco Biagianti netted. It was, though, Paloschi who had the final say just two minutes after half-time.