2022/23 Serie A Round 1 - All Favourites Up to The Task

by Marko Vrakela
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It promises to be one hell of a season in Serie A after all title-linked sides came out victorious on the opening weekend. 

Let's take a look at what happened in Italy's elite competition this weekend.


Defending champions AC Milan came from behind to beat Udinese 4-2 at San Siro, while Denzel Dumfries' last-gasp winner fired Inter Milan to a dramatic 2-1 win at newly-promoted Lecce. 

Marquee summer signing Ademola Lookman was on the scoresheet as a new-look Atalanta side squeezed past Sampdoria 2-0 at Luigi Ferraris to bolster their bid to improve on last season's dismal eighth-place finish.


Heavily reinforced Roma eked out a 1-0 triumph away to last season's survival fighters Salernitana as Paulo Dybala made his competitive debut for Jose Mourinho's side.

Another Rome-based side impressed on matchday one. Maurizio Sarri's Lazio picked themselves up from a 1-0 halftime deficit to beat Bologna 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico.


Despite losing numerous long-serving first-team stars over the summer, Napoli got off to a flying Serie A start. Luciano Spalletti's team fought back to turn a 1-0 deficit at Hellas Verona into a stellar 5-2 triumph. 

Following back-to-back fourth-place finishes, Juventus issued a statement of intent by dismantling Sassuolo 3-0 in Turin, courtesy of Dusan Vlahovic's brace. 

Unlike last season where most of high-profile Serie A sides used to drop points every now and then, all the big dogs lived up to expectations in a curtain-raising round this term.

It looks that Italy's top flight is about to provide another thrilling campaign. 

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