Round 3 in Serie A opens at the Stadio Renzo Barbera, where Palermo host Cagliari -- and the question on everyone's mind is, when will the rosanero manage to score their first goal? The shame of MaurizioZamparini is mitigated only by the fact that Atalanta and Siena started the season with negative points. Otherwise, Palermo would be in 19th, shielded from the bottom by virtue of the fact that they come before Pescara in alphabetical order. The Sicilian side lost 3-0 to Napoli in their opener and followed it up with a 3-0 loss to Lazio. Right now, to play Palermo is to give your team a boost in goal difference.
But will it be so for Cagliari? The rossoblu made very little impression in their first match and were lucky to losse 2-0 at Genoa. They managed a point at home last week, although they were made to play behind closed doors. Perhaps this contributed to the fact that Cagliari needed a last-minute equaliser from Albin Ekdal to snatch a point from the match? Atalanta were down to ten men inside thirty minutes, and the rossoblu had two penalty chances, but couldn't manage to convert either one. If they can manage to steamroll over Palermo, Beppe Sannino best start packing his suitcase.