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Serie A, Week 1: Calcio is back, but brings few surprises

Mario Balotelli didn't earn a penalty for Milan, but that's about all that surprised in Serie A's first week back. See who won, who lost, and who ground out a 0-0 draw.

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Serie A, week 1: about as expected

Italy's top clubs took home the goals and the points in the first week of Serie A ... except for the rossoneri, who were outfoxed by newly promoted Verona.

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Fiorentina break down a solid Catania side

Rossi's first goal in purple, Gomez's incredible miss and Cuadrado's numerous runs made for an entertaining match and gave Fiorentina their first season's win against a solid Catania side.

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Viola begin scudetto challenge against Catania

The viola open the Serie A season playing host to Catania, a side that doesn't dream of glory yet consistently manages to plague the big clubs.

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Udinese come unstuck in Rome

Lazio survived a second half fightback to edge past Udinese 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico and record a fourth win in five home games against the Friulani.

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Napoli comfortably see off Bologna

Rafael Benítez's Napoli have started the Serie A season with a dominant 3-0 win over Bologna.

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Mazzarri's new men march to victory

Walter Mazzarri's Inter got off on the right foot, coasting to a 2-0 victory over Genoa. Although chances were at a premium, it was still a solid performance from the Nerazzuri.

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Newcomers Livorno welcome Roma to town

Livorno is back in Serie A after a three year absence, and set to face a Roma side that seems addicted to face lifts. Is there a support group for those addicted to cosmetic surgery?

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Juve start their season with a win

Carlos Tevez scores on his debut to give Juve the win against a well-organized Sampdoria side.

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Napoli start at home to Bologna

Rafael Benítez takes charge of his first competitive game as Napoli coach on Sunday, with the partenopei expecting to start the Serie A season with a win over Bologna.

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Eagles entertain Zebras

Lazio entertain Udinese at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday evening, with both sides already suffering early season setbacks.

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Inter and Genoa look for positive start to new era

After both of these sides suffered in 2012/13 with Inter coming in mid-table and Genoa barely fighting relegation off, both are looking to distance themselves from the bad memories with a new coach in place on either bench hopefully bringing a fresh approach and better results.

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Juventus start scudetto defense against Sampdoria

Sampdoria was the only side to do the double over Juve last season. But with Juventus determined to win their third scudetto in a row, don't expect Samp to come away with all the points.

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Milan face tough trip to Verona

The rossoneri start off the season facing a newly promoted side, but the atmosphere in Verona won't make for an easy time.

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