Serie A Matchday 4 Roundup 2017

Serie A Matchday 4 Roundup: Napoli Complete Impressive Rout

Napoli went top of the Serie A table, AC Milan bounced back from their recent defeat and Juventus secured a solid victory, all this and more In our Serie A matchday four roundup.

After suffering a disappointing defeat in the Champions League in mid-week, Napoli seemingly took their anger out on Benevento who travelled to Naples for an impossible task.

Allan opened the scoring for Napoli in the 3rd-minute before Lorenzo Insigne popped up with a strike in the 15th-minute. Talismanic striker Dries Mertens added to Benevento’s woes in the 27th-minute with his only goal from open play in the game.

Jose Callejon closed the scoring in the first half as the Partenopei went into the half time break knowing the game was as good as won.

Dries Mertens converted two penalties in the second half to complete his hat-trick as Napoli went top of the Serie A table thanks to a superior goal difference over Juventus and Inter.

Paulo Dybala turned on the style against Sassuolo with a superb hat-trick at the Stadio Citta del Tricolore. The Argentina international bagged his first goal in the  16th-minute, but despite controlling the game, the Bianconeri failed to increase their lead in the first half.

Dybala scored again four minutes into the second half, before Matteo Politano pulled one back for Sassuolo.

With less than half an hour remaining in the game, Paulo Dybala completed his hat-trick, thus earning Juventus maximum points in a 3-1 away win over Sassuolo.

Inter’s surprisingly good start to the season continued with a solid victory over Crotone at the Stadio Ezio Scida.

Both sides produced a similar amount of chances, but Crotone put a particular focus on nullifying Inter’s attack. It worked up until the 82nd-minute when Milan Skriniar broke the deadlock and gave Inter the lead.

In-form Ivan Perisic put the game beyond doubt with a last minute goal.

Bologna succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at the Artemio Franchi Firenze. Following a goalless first-half, Fiorentina and Bologna showed all their tricks in the second 45 and left neutral fans hoping a victor would emerge from the game.

Federico Chiesa scored the game’s first goal in the 51st-minute before Rodrigo Palacio issued an immediate reply a minute later.

With the scores level, German Pezzela struck home in the 69th-minute as Fiorentina walked away with the three points.

Edin Dzeko bagged a brace as AS Roma secured a 3-0 victory over Hellas Verona at the Stadio Oplimpico.

Radja Nainggolan opened the scoring in the 22nd-minute before Edin Dzeko notched his first goal of the game 11 minutes later.

The Bosnian striker scored again in the 61st-minute shortly before Verona’s Samuel Souprayen was issued a red card by Luca Pairetto In the 66th-minute.

Genoa and Lazio played out a five-goal thriller which Lazio ultimately came out on top of. A goal from Bastos and a brace from Ciro Immobile helped the Rome outfit secure a win over Genoa who’s two goals came courtesy of Pietro Pellegri.

Nikola Kalinic bagged a brace as AC Milan secured a 2-1 win over Udinese who now sit in 15th place on the Serie A table.

Udinese’s lone goal came courtesy of Kevin Lasagna.

Torino and Sampdoria cancelled each other out at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino.

Duvan Zapata opened the scoring for Sampdoria in the first minute before Daniele Baselli pulled on back in the 13th-minute. Goals from Andrea Belotti and Fabio Quagliarella then brought the game to a 2-2 draw.

Nicolo Barella and Joao Pedro were on target as Cagliari secured a 2-0 win over SPAL 2013.

Chievo Verona and Atalanta played out a 1-1 draw at the Stadio M. A. Bentegodi with goals from Samuel Bastien and Alejandro Gomez cancelling each other out.

Serie A Table

Serie A Matchday 4 table 2017

About the Author Phillip Ekuwem

Phillip is a football writer with an immense love and passion for the beautiful game. He's well versed in European football as he enjoys watching the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and the Serie A.

Leave a Comment: