ITALY: Serie A – Week 3 Round-up

Italy

SERIE A – WEEK 3

INTER 1 – 1 JUVENTUS

Inter and Juventus shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw, at the Giuseppe Meazza. In the 73rd minute Inter went in front through Mauro Icardi, who seems to have a habit of scoring goals against Juventus. But two minutes later, the in-form midfielder, Arturo Vidal equalized through a left footed finish.

TORINO 2 – 2 MILAN

It’s safe to say that the highly anticipated comeback of Kaka didn’t quite go as planned. In the 47th minute, Torino went in front through a Danilo D’Ambrosio goal. In the 71st minute Cerci looked like he secured Torino their first win over the Rossoneri in 12 years, after he seized an error by Balotelli to sprint from the halfway line and chip the ball over Abbiati. In the 87th minute, Muntari brought Milan back in the game after a scruffy goal. In the final minute of the game, Andrea Poli won a crucial penalty for Milan. Balotelli stepped up to take it, and as always, he slotted it into the back of the net with ease.

NAPOLI 2 – 0 ATALANTA

Napoli continued their 100% start to the season, with a 2-0 win over Atalanta to make it three wins in three. The score wasn’t open until the 71st minute, when Napoli took the lead through a great executed finish from Higuain. In the 81st minute, Jose Callejon secured the three points for Napoli with his third goal in three matches.

FIORENTINA 1 – 1 CAGLIARI

Fiorentina looked to edged out a close battle, as they were beating Cagliari 1-0 at home, but a 90th minute goal from Cagliari spoiled La Viola’s day. Borja Valero was the man that gave Fiorentina the lead, after an Ambrosini cross was headed by Rossi straight into the Cagliari defender and fell onto the head of Valero who headed it into the back of the net from close range. But in the 90th minute, Pinilla scored a header at the other end to secure a point for Cagliari.

UDINESE 1 – 1 BOLOGNA

Udinese and Bologna shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw. Antonio Di Natale scored a late equalizer for Udinese on his 300th Serie A match following Alessandro Diamanti’s brilliant free-kick.

LIVORNO 2 – 0 CATANIA

Livorno won their second straight win through a Paulinho brace, but Catania were unlucky to lose. Paulinho opened the score in the 65th minute through a right footed shot from the centre of the box. 7 minutes after, Paulinho completed his brace with a good finish inside the box.

LAZIO 3 – 0 CHIEVO

Lazio’s brilliant display in the first-half secured them the three points in the Stadio Olimpico. Antonio Candreva opened the score for Lazio in the 8th minute with a deflected effort. In the 38th minute, Cavanda doubled Lazio’s lead with a fine tap in. 4 minutes before half-time, Senad Lulic made it 3-0 to complete the scoring for Lazio.

HELLAS VERONA 2 – 0 SASSUOLO

Verona continued their fine start in the league with a 2-0 victory over Sassuolo. Martinho opened the score in the 12th minute with his first Serie A goal. Despite all of their opportunities, Sassuolo failed to score and Verona doubled their lead in the 93rd minute through Romulo.

SAMPDORIA 3 – 0 GENOA

Genoa mortified Sampdoria in the Derby Della Lanterna with a 3-0 win away from home. Genoa took the lead in the 9th minute through a lovely volley from the debutant Luca Antonini. Then Genoa doubled their lead in the 51st minute through the other debutant Calaio. In the 66th minute Lodi completed the scoring for Genoa with a trademark free-kick.

PARMA 1 – 3 AS ROMA

Rudi Garcia’s men continued their perfect start in the Serie a with an emphatic 3-1 win over Parma. It was Parma who opened the score first through Biabiany in the 39th minute. Florenzi equalized for Roma within 2 minutes from the break with a good finish. In the 70th minute Roma took the lead, when Strootman played in Totti, who finished past Mirante. In the 85th minute Roma won a penalty through Gervinho. Strootman took the penalty and secured all 3 points for the Giallorossi.

STANDINGS

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