Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench to score on his debut as Juventus opened their new campaign with a comfortable 3-0 victory away to Brescia.
The 22-year-old Swedish striker, signed from last month, was on target to score Juve’s third after Pavel Nedved and David Trezeguet had struck for the visitors before half-time.
“I made the right choice,” Ibrahimovic said after the match.
“Juventus is exactly as I expected: a fantastic team with many great players that are determined to win.
“This was a fantastic debut I played well and I even managed to score.
“I know that I still have a lot of work to do and when I’ll understand all the tactics I’ll play much better than today”.
Nedved, the 2003 European Footballer of the Year, put Juventus ahead in the 34th minute and four minutes later, the Czech midfielder found Jonathan Zebina whose right-wing cross was met by French international Trezeguet.
Ibrahimovic then applied the coup de grace, skipping past two defenders before firing home.
Juventus coach Fabio Capello admitted that the scoreline had flattered his team.
“It wasn’t all as easy as the scoreline suggested,” he said.
“Brescia were impressive and we didn’t play particularly well, especially in the second half. In any case, I was satisfied with the overall performance for the first game of the campaign.”
Elsewhere, Roma were grateful to Vincenzo Montella, who came off the bench to score the onlt goal of the game against newly-promoted Fiorentina.
Victories for Juventus and Roma enabled them both to steal a march on title rivals Milan and Inter, both of whm were held to draws in their opening matches.
On Saturday, defending champions Milan drew 2-2 draw at home to newly-promoted Livorno. Midfielder Clarence Seedorf twice gave Milan the lead, only for Cristiano Lucarelli to score two at the other end.
Inter were held to the same score by Chievo. Dejan Stankovic gave Inter the lead, only for the home side to hit back with goals from Franco Semioli and Sergio Pellissier, before Adriano earned a point after the break.