Serie A Matchday 8 round up

Serie A matchday 2 Review: Juventus Stage Superb Comeback

Juventus strengthened their title claim this weekend following a 4-2 over Genoa, but the game wasn’t a normal one by Juventus’ standards as they had to stage a comeback, albeit an early one in a bid to topple Genoa who seemed really up for the game against the league champions, here’s the full low-down in our Serie A Matchday 2 Review.

Miralem Pjanic scored an own goal in the first minute of play thus giving Genoa something to hold on to as the match progressed.

Andrey Galabinov doubled their lead in the 7th-minute from the penalty spot as the game began to look more than an upset than anything else.

But given the amount of quality within Juventus’ ranks, there was always a chance for them to peg one, two or maybe even three goals back hence caution needed to be exercised by Genoa to preserve their lead.

There wasn’t much they could do, though, as Juventus snapped out of their momentary slumber as Paulo Dybala continued his impressive form this season to pull one back for the Bianconeri in the 14th-minute.

The game remained 2-1 up until when Juventus were gifted a penalty which Paulo Dybala subsequently converted to bag his brace but most importantly Juventus’ equaliser.

Juan Cuadrado gave Allegri’s side the lead for the first time in the game before Paulo Dybala completed his hat-trick in the final minutes of the stellar tie.

New boys Benevento went toe to toe with Bologna, both of whom were looking to put some distance between them and the relegation zone on Saturday with the latter being successful in their endeavour.

Despite what appeared to be a close game, Bologna came away from the Stadio Ciro Vigorito with a 1-0 win courtesy of Godfred Donsah.

Elsewhere, Luciano Spalletti’s first return to Rome in the Serie A since taking up the job with Internazionale was a successful one as Inter Milan secured a 3-1 victory over his former side which more or less served as a testament to their ability and ambitions for the 2017/18 season.

 

Edin Dzeko opened the scoring in typical fashion for Roma in the 15th-minute, and the scores remained 1-0 up until the second 45.

 

Argentine striker Mauro Icardi drew things level in the 67th-minute before scoring again ten minutes later.

Matias Vecino gave Inter a two-goal lead in the 87th-minute as they maintained their 100% win record for the season away at the Stadio Olimpico.

Torino grabbed maximum points in their home game against Sassuolo courtesy of goals from Andrea Belotti, Adem Ljajic and Joel Chukwuma Obi.

Belotti opened the scoring for his side in the 44th-minute with a spectacular overhead kick after following up on an in-swinger from Lorenzo De Silvestri.

The goal had a snowball effect as it gave Torino the confidence to attack at a fast pace with Ljajic and Obi getting their names on the scoresheet late in the game.

Torino now appears set to challenge for a Europa League spot this term after a decent start to the campaign.

Elsewhere, Patrick Cutrone and Suso were on the scoresheet as AC Milan grabbed a 2-1 win at home to Cagliari this weekend.

Joao Pedro scored the away side’s lone goal thanks to Diego Farias’ assist in the 56th-minute.

Crotone played out a goalless draw with Hellas Verona whilst Chievo Verona were beaten 2-1 by Lazio who relied on goals from Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic for the win.

Manuel Puciarelli scored Chievo’s consolation goal.

Fiorentina were also beaten 2-1 by Sampdoria who harbour ambitions of securing a Europa League finish this term.

Gianluca Caprari and Fabio Quagliarella scored two goals in quick succession before Milan Badelj issued Fiorentina’s only reply during the game.

SPAL 2013 showed that they’re no pushovers with a 3-2 win over Udinese thanks to goals from Marco Borriello, Manuel Lazzari and Luca Rizzo with Bram Nuytinck and Cyril Thereau being responsible for Udinese’s two goals.

Napoli grabbed another victory against Atalanta having gone a goal down in the 15th-minute as Bryan Cristante hinted at an upset.

Napoli came back with their full attacking force scoring three goals courtesy of Piotr Zielinski, Dries Mertens and Marko Rog.

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.

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