Cagliari became the fourth Serie A victim in the third round of the Coppa Italia as they were dumped out by Triestina, but Sampdoria and Napoli easily progressed.
Triestina played host to top-flight Cagliari at the Stadio Nereo Rocco and they celebrated a notable scalp following a 1-0 win.
Czech striker Jaroslav Sedivec grabbed the winning goal just nine minutes from time for Triestina, who finished just outside the play-off places in Serie B last season.
Sampdoria romped through with a 6-2 thumping of Lecce, who were relegated from Serie A last season.
Giampaolo Pazzini gave Samp an eighth-minute lead and the hosts had one foot in the next round when Antonio Cassano's 31st-minute strike was followed just a minute later by a second goal for Pazzini.
Cassano ensured he also bagged a brace as he secured Samp's progression on the hour mark.
Marino Defendi pulled one back for Lecce with 17 minutes left but just three minutes later, Angelo Palombo converted from the penalty spot to make it 5-1.
Lecce claimed another consolation goal as Stefano Lucchini put through his own goal after 81 minutes before Marco Padalino completed the scoring at the death.
Napoli also enjoyed a comfortable passage as they eased to a 3-0 win over Serie B side Salernitana in a local derby at the Stadio San Paolo.
Christian Maggio scored the opener on the half-hour mark before Ezequiel Lavezzi put the hosts firmly in charge two minutes before the break.
Jesus Datolo had a penalty saved by Ciro Polito midway through the second half but young Austrian striker Erwin Hoffer killed off any hope of a Salernitana comeback with his first goal for Napoli seven minutes from time.
The Tuscan derby between Siena and Grosseto will complete the third round on November 12. The tie had to be moved from its original date this weekend as it clashed with the famous Palio horse race.
The fourth round of the competition is scheduled for November 26 and December 1.
Third Round Results
Friday 14 August 2009
Sassuolo 2-0 Verona
Parma 1-2 Novara
Livorno 2-0 Torino
Saturday 15 August 2009
Cittadella 2-1 Ascoli (AET)
Brescia 0-1 Reggina
Catania 1-0 Cremonese
Palermo 4-2 Spal
Ancona 2-3 Lumezzane
Bari 1-1 Empoli (AET, Pens: 4-5)
Bologna 0-0 Frosinone (AET, Pens: 6-7, Played in Ravenna)
Cesena 0-1 Atalanta
Chievo 3-0 Mantova
Sunday 16 August 2009
Triestina 1-0 Cagliari
Napoli 3-0 Salernitana
Sampdoria 6-2 Lecce
Third Round Fixtures
Thursday 12 November 2009
Siena v Grosseto (1400)
Fourth Round Draw
Wednesday 25 November 2009
Chievo v Frosinone (1400)
Thursday 26 November 2009
Atalanta v Lumezzane (1400)
Napoli v Cittadella (1930)
Palermo v Reggina (1930)
Tuesday 1 December 2009
Sampdoria v Livorno (1930)
Triestina v Sassuolo (1930)
Wednesday 2 December 2009
Catania v Empoli (1400)
25 November/2 December 2009 (TBC)
Siena/Grosseto v Novara (TBA)
* All kick-off times listed are UK time (+1 for Italy/CET). Times, dates and fixtures are subject to change.
Coppa Italia Third Round Reviews
[14 Aug 2009] - [15 Aug 2009] - [16 Aug 2009] - [12 Nov 2009]
Source: Sky Sports