The opening matchday of the 2022-23 Serie A season has gone by without a single match ending in a draw, the first time that this has occurred in more than half a century.
This according to Italian news outlet Gazzetta.it, who highlight the interesting fact that every one of the ten matches of the opening weekend of the campaign had a winner and a loser, something which last occurred 51 years ago.
Inter looked very close to having to settle for a frustrating opening-day draw away to Lecce on Saturday, but a last-gasp winner from Denzel Dumfries off the bench gave them all three points to start off their season.
It took late drama for Fiorentina to settle their 3-2 thriller against Cremonese as well, while all eight other matches in the league ended in victories for one of the teams involved.
Another notable fact is that each of last season’s top eight sides in the Serie A table won their opening matches, which would suggest that the competition for the top places will be very open and fierce this season.