Serie A Roundup Matchday seven
Match week 7 arrives with high voltage and mini derbies awaiting to test every challenges that stood on its way. Some of these results proved decisive while for others it was a moment to forget. Here are all the expected as well as shocking results from the weekend.
The first Grand stand out fixture was played at San Siro where Ac Milan, despite their revolutionary changes in the squad, kneel down to the combating army of As Roma.
Strikes from Edin Dzecko and the returning full back Elizandro Florenzi kept close distance with Juventus, dropped to the second place momentarily after their 2-2 stalemate at Atalanta stadion. AC Milan with the likes of Andre Silva, Ricardo Rodriguez, Hakan Calhanglou lacked creating chances in the final third. The Turkish even lost his temper to cope up with the game and as a result was given the matching order ten minutes from time. Milan failed to terminate a 2-0 breakdown whereas the side from Rome are in serious contention for the title now.
Inter’s 2-1 victory over bottom placed Benevento was a significant one as they rose up at the top of points shirt after long long time. Benevento were smashed by the quick feet of the Croatian Brozovic whose pleasing efforts on goal in the span of 4 minutes made the day remarkable. His first shot came from a free kick which he curled beautifully over the wall and behind the keeper to set the scoring. Second goal quickly followed with an accurate drive to the bottom corner. Inter fans will love this day and also urge their team to keep the same spirit high for the upcoming challenges. Benevento do pulled one back through Alessandro’s work in the 42nd minute but left with 2-1 loss.
Major upset arrived for champions Juventus as they end their hundred percent start to the campaign,failing to overturn a 2-2 draw with Atalanta,handing over the first position to Inter in the process. Two early goals from the old lady of Turin was flowing to an often converse display but their defensive block ultimately failed amidst terrorizing Atalanta forward line. Federico Bernardeschi, given the first start of the season, was the Fox in the box converting a Mario mandzukic build up into goal in the 21st minute. Gonzalo Higuain quickly added another 2 minutes from the opener. But that was not all. Caldera’s promising touch allowed him to open up space to pass Buffon in the 37th minute with whole of the defence switched off. Communication between Rugani and Benatia need to improve which is clear by this performance. Meanwhile, mandzukic had a goal ruled out creating the opportunity for Christante to bring everything on level terms in the 67 minute. Last of all, Paulo dybala in front of praying Juve fans missed a penalty failing to maintain they are winning streak or even the top place.
Napoli picked up and other comprehensive victory home to Cagiliari. A 3-0 win at Naples showed that Napoli was never to be underestimated. Club captain Hamshik opened the scoring in fourth minute by a through pass from Dris Mertens. Mertens turned scorer from the spot 5 minutes before halftime. To pack of business of the day, Koulibaly headed in from a corner in the 47th minute to maintain Napoli’s improvised standing prior to International break.
Lazio threw a definite performance against Sassuolo in the Olympic stadion but failed to keep a clean sheet for the third game running. Alberto scored a brace along with Marco Parolo , De Vrijl scored for the second consecutive game running and Ciro Immobile showed no chance of missing by a fantastic penalty conversion in the 81st minute. Sassuolo did not expected such a disappointment when Berardi equalised for them in the 27th minute but that ultimately came as a mere hope to turn the scoreline to their hands.
Torino showed no chance of improvement to win a game since Matchday four drawing again with Verona as visitors this weekend. Falque and Niang put the home side on the driving seat but later confronted horror with Kean and Pazzini living late to make it 2-2. The away side however lost a man deep into the additional minute when Zulin was red carded.
Fiorentina’s see- saw ride prevailed, crushing to Chievo a game which they could have rescued two points. That looked certainly so when Diego Simeone’s son Giovanni Simeone rippled the net as early as in the 6th minute. Chievo put up a master comeback later with Castro’s brace in the 25th minute and 46th minute respectively grabbed the points gifted by the away side back four.
Elsewhere, Palacio named himself as the single scorer of the game in Bologna’s hard-fought 1-0 win over Genoa.
Spal were left frustrated in a 1-1 unsatisfying draw with Crotone when Paloschi’s first half strike was put into bars by the second of the game from Kwo.
Big story before International week for Udinese as they routed strong build Sampdoria by four goals to nil. Three of those goals came from the spot each scored by De Paul, Lopez and Fofana. Later Lopez added another after Barreto was sent off through a second booking.