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Juventus Defeats Parma 4-1 at New Stadium; Real Betis Wins Again

Sept. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Juventus beat Parma 4-1 in the first Serie A soccer match at its new stadium, while Inter Milan lost at Palermo for the first time in six years. Real Betis continued its winning start in the Primera Liga.

Stephan Lichsteiner, Simone Pepe, Arturo Vidal and Claudio Marchisio scored in Turin yesterday, with Sebastian Giovinco replying in injury time. Palermo’s Fabrizio Miccoli scored twice, and the home team got goals from Abel Hernandez and Mauricio Pinilla to beat Inter, which got two goals from Diego Milito and one from Diego Forlan.

Daniele Conti and Moestafa El Kabir scored the goals in Cagliari’s 2-1 win over Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. Daniele De Rossi scored in stoppage time for Roma.

Defending champion AC Milan was held to a 2-2 home tie by Lazio two days ago in the opening round of matches. Yesterday, Udinese won 2-0 at Lecce, and Fiorentina defeated Bologna 2-0. Catania tied Siena 0-0, and Chievo and Novara finished 2-2, as did Genoa and Atalanta.

Real Betis is one of only three Primera Liga teams with a perfect record through two games after it beat Mallorca 1-0 on an 87th-minute goal by Ruben Castro.

Real Madrid and Valencia also have a maximum six points, beating Getafe 4-2, and Atletico Madrid 1-0 respectively yesterday. Barcelona, last season’s champion, was held 2-2 at Real Sociedad. Rayo Vallecano and Real Zaragoza tied 0-0 as Javi Fuego missed a second-half penalty for Rayo Vallecano.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Javier Pastore scored his first Ligue 1 goal as PSG defeated Brest 1-0. The Qatari Investment Authority in May bought 70 percent of the French capital’s sole first division club for as much as 40 million euros ($54 million). PSG then spent 80 million euros on new players.

Montpellier beat Nice 1-0 on a Souleymane Camara goal to take a one-point lead over Lyon at the top of the top French division. Nancy and Auxerre tied 0-0.

Feyenoord won 3-1 at NAC Breda in Dutch soccer’s Eredivisie to move to 11 points, two behind first-place Ajax, and one behind AZ Alkmaar and FC Twente. Twente’s unbeaten start was ended yesterday by a 2-1 loss at Roda, while Ajax beat Heracles 3-2.

In the Bundesliga, Wolfsburg ended a three-game losing streak as Mario Manddzukic scored twice in a 2-1 victory over Schalke. Nuremberg beat Cologne 2-1 as Timmy Simons scored two penalty kicks.

WEEKEND RESULTS Spain: Real Madrid 4-2 Getafe, Real Sociedad 2-2 Barcelona, Valencia 1-0 Atletico Madrid, Villarreal 2-2 Sevilla, Real Betis 1-0 Mallorca, Osasuna vs Sporting Gijon, Racing 0-0 Levante, Rayo Vallecano 0-0 Real Zaragoza; Espanyol 2-1 Athletic Bilbao. Monday: Malaga vs Granada.

Italy: AC Milan 2-2 Lazio, Cesena 1-3 Napoli, Catania 0-0 Siena, Chievo 2-2 Novara, Fiorentina 2-0 Bologna, Genoa 2-2 Atalanta, Juventus 4-1 Parma, Lecce 0-2 Udinese, Roma 1-2 Cagliari, Palermo 4-3 Inter Milan.

Germany: Augsburg 1-4 Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich 7-0 Freiburg, Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Hertha Berlin, Mainz 0-4 Hoffenheim, Stuttgart 3-0 Hannover, Moenchengladbach 1-0 Kaiserslautern, Werder Bremen 2-0 Hamburg, Cologne 1-2 Nurnberg, Wolfsburg 2-1 Schalke.

France: Ajaccio 3-1 Valenciennes, Bordeaux 0-0 Evian, Caen 0-1 Toulouse, Dijon 1-2 Lyon, St Etienne 1-3 Lille, Sochaux 1-1 Lorient, Marseille 0-1 Rennes, Montpellier 1-0 Nice, Nancy 0-0 Auxerre, PSG 1-0 Brest.

Netherlands: AZ Alkmaar 4-0 Vitesse, De Graafschap 1-0 NEC, Den Haag 0-1 RKC Waalwijk, Heracles 2-3 Ajax, Roda 2-1 Twente, Excelsior 2-3 Utrecht, Heerenveen 3-0 Groningen, NAC 1-3 Feyenoord, VVV Venlo 3-3 PSV Eindhoven.

To contact the reporter on this story: James Cone in London at jcone@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Elser at celser@bloomberg.net

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