Mario Balotelli earned and converted a late penalty as AC Milan drew 1-1 at 10-man Cagliari in Serie A yesterday.
The Italy striker stepped up to score his third goal in two games for Milan following his move from Manchester City. Two of his goals have come from penalties, with Balotelli scoring the winner from the spot in stoppage time against Udinese.
Cagliari took the lead just before half-time when Victor Ibarbo got between two Milan defenders to head home Daniele Conti's free kick.
Milan levelled 10 minutes from time when Davide Astori wrestled Balotelli to the ground in the area. Astori was dismissed for his second yellow card of the match.
There was more bad news for Roma, which lost 3-1 at Sampdoria in Aurelio Andreazzoli's first match in charge, after he replaced Zdenek Zeman on an interim basis.
Alberto Malesani enjoyed a better coaching debut at bottom club Palermo as it drew 1-1 at home to Pescara.
Pescara took the lead when substitute Birkir Bjarnason nodded in Gaetano D'Agostino's free kick in the 73rd but Diego Fabbrini drilled in the equaliser seven minutes later.
Palermo remains level on points with Siena after the Tuscan side drew 1-1 at Bologna. Siena, which stunned Inter 3-1, took the lead through Innocent Emeghara, who had scored on his Serie A debut last weekend.
Bologna levelled when Panagiotis Kone - who had hit the post in the opening minute - tapped in from close range four minutes from half-time.
Udinese beat Torino 1-0 thanks to a seventh-minute strike from Roberto Pereyra. Torino's Maicosuel also hit the post.
Atalanta drew 0-0 against Catania, while Parma was also held to a scoreless draw at home to relegation-threatened Genoa, with the visitors rattling the woodwork twice
Genoa, which have undergone a revival under Davide Ballardini, had the better of the chances, with Andrea Bertolacci particularly dangerous.
Bertolacci forced two good saves out of Parma goalkeeper Nicola Pavarini in the first half, and hit the woodwork twice in quick succession after the interval.
Since Ballardini's appointment, Genoa have drawn with Serie A leader Juventus and beaten title-chasing Lazio.
Genoa won only two of their 13 games under previous coach Luigi Del Neri, losing nine.