Serie A wrap: Genoa move top, Milan struggles persist
Genoa climbed to equal top in Serie A on Wednesday, while AC Milan and Juventus were held to draws.
Genoa had a first-half brace from Rodrigo Palacio and a late strike from Kevin Constant to thank for their 3-0 win over Catania at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
The result pulled Alberto Malesani’s side level with Juventus and Udinese on seven points after three games.
Champions Milan remain winless after three games following a 1-1 draw with Udinese at the San Siro.
Midfielder Stephan El Shaarawy scored an equaliser for Milan just after the hour mark to cancel out Antonio Di Natale’s opener for the visitors.
Juventus took the lead against Bologna after 30 minutes through a Mirko Vucinic goal.
But the visitors in Turin responded with a strike from Daniele Portanova to secure a 1-1 draw and register their first point of the season.
Lazio came from behind to defeat Cesena 2-1, with Hernanes cancelling out Adrian Mutu’s opener before Miroslav Klose nabbed a winner for Edoardo Raja’s men.
Chievo Verona had a Davide Moscardelli goal in the 71st to thank for their 1-0 home over Napoli, while a Stevan Jovetic brace guided Fiorentina to a 3-0 win over Parma at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Two goals from Argentine striker German Denis steered Atalanta to a 2-1 win at Lecce, and Palermo held off a late Cagliari fightback to post a 3-2 win at the Stadio Renzo Barbera.