MILAN (AP) — Atalanta started this season where it left off the last one by easing past Torino 4-2 in Serie A on Saturday.
Alejandro “Papu” Gomez scored one goal and set up another two. Atalanta was one of the top teams in the second half of last season, finishing third in Serie A and reaching the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
This was Atalanta’s first match of its delayed new season. Inter Milan was also playing its first game later, at home to Fiorentina.
Andrea Belotti gave Torino a surprise lead in the 11th minute but Gomez levelled just two minutes later with a wonderful curler into the bottom right corner.
Last season’s top goal-scorer in Serie A got off the mark in his first match as Ciro Immobile helped Lazio win at Cagliari 2-0.
Immobile scored Lazio’s second in the 74th. Adam Marušić gathered the ball on the halfway line and sprinted down the left flank before rolling it back for Immobile to drive into the bottom right corner.
Marusic also provided the assist for Manuel Lazzari to score Lazio’s opener in the fourth.