Serie A: Fiorentina and Livorno triumph in openers

August 27, 2005
By Simon Evans
MILAN, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Tuscan teams Fiorentina and Livorno enjoyed victories on the opening day of the Serie A season on Saturday.

New signings Stefano Fiore and Luca Toni were on target in Fiorentina's 2-1 home triumph over Sampdoria while Raffaele Palladino clinched a 2-1 win for Livorno over Lecce.

Sampdoria, fifth last season, were outplayed in the first half by a Fiorentina side hardly recognisable from the team which avoided relegation on the final day.

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