Champions Juventus defeated Parma 2 - 0 in the first game of the Italian Serie A season.
Arturo Vidal squandered his spot-kick in the first half, saved by Antonio Mirantebut the former Juventus stopper. However, Stephan Lichtsteiner couldn't miss from close range. Alessandro Lucarelli was lucky not to be heading for an early exit after an elbow on Vidal at the edge of the box. Pirlo secured all three-points for the Old Lady, with a controvesial free kick that didn't seem to cross the line.
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