Verona’s nightmare start to life in Serie C continues after they slumped to a 1-0 defeat at Cremonese’s Stadio Zini.
The 1985 Scudetto winners lost to Cittadella last week and a goal from ex-Mantova striker Gabriele Graziani after a Gilerto Zanoletti cross was enough to double the Mastini’s misery.
Cremonese are emerging as one of the strong favourites to return to Serie B under the guidance of ex-Albinoleffe boss Emiliano Mondonico, an expert in building quality a side on a tight budget.
Venezia bounced back from an opening-day defeat which saw the dismissal of ex-Juventus boss Giancarlo Corradini as they saw off Pro Sesto 2-0. Fabrizio Romondini and Marco Veronese did the damage for a Lagunari side at least looking to reach the play-offs this term.
Newly-relegated Arezzo stole a late winner at Juve Stabia courtesy of Eugenio Togni and Crotone eased to a 3-1 win over Pistoiese.
It was a disappointing afternoon for expectant Perugia – Intertoto Cup winners in 2003 – as they shipped a late winner to minnows Lanciano.
"The refereeing decisions seemed unjust," bellowed coach Antonello Cuccureddu. "In the first half we were called offside dubiously several times, then they scored from a corner after their lad was at least three metres offside."
Serie C1/A - Week 2:
Pro Sesto 0-2 Venezia, Cittadella 3-1 Cavese, Cremonese 1-0 Verona, Lecco 1-0 Paganese, Legnano 3-0 Ternana, Manfredonia 1-1 Foligno, Monza 0-0 Pro Patria, Novara 2-1 Padova, Sassuolo 4-2 Foggia.
Serie C1/B - Week 2:
Crotone 3-1 Pistoiese, Juve Stabia 0-1 Arezzo, Lanciano 1-0 Perugia, Massese 1-1 Martina, Pescara 0-3 Lucchese, Sangiovannese 1-1 Ancona, Sorrento 0-1 Potenza, Taranto 1-0 Sambenedettese, Salernitana 1-1 Gallipoli.
Serie C2/A - Week 2:
Alto Adige 3-0 Valenzana, Canavese 0-2 Mezzocorona, Carpenedolo 3-3 Pizzighettone, Cuneo 1-2 Pavia, Lumezzane 3-2 Ivrea, Nuorese 1-2 Pergocrema, Olbia 1-0 Calcio, Pro Vercelli 1-0 Torres, Rodengo 1-0 Varese.
Serie C2/B - Week 2:
Bassano 2-0 Viareggio, Giulianova 0-0 Bellaria, Gubbio 0-1 Cuoiocappiano, Poggibonsi 1-0 Teramo, Prato 1-3 Carrarese, Reggiana 4-2 Rovigo, San Marino 1-2 Portosummaga, Sansovino 0-0 Castelnuovo, Spal 1-0 Viterbese.
Serie C2/C - Week 2:
Andria 1-0 Igea, Celano 0-1 Monopoli, Cisco Roma 0-0 Catanzaro, Gela 0-2 Scafatese, Marcianise 2-1 Pescina, Neapolis 1-1 Vibonese, Noicattaro 3-1 Melfi, Val Di Sangro 3-1 Cassino, Vigor Lamezia 1-2 Benevento.
Source: C4 Football Italia