serie a matchday 29 roundup

Serie A Matchday 3 Review: Juventus Maintain 100% win Rate

The Serie A returned from the International break with a bang, producing 24 goals across all match centres, excluding the tie between Sampdoria and Roma which was postponed due to storms in the weather forecast ahead of the tie. We take a look at all the action from the recently concluded weekend in our Serie A Matchday 3 Review.

Chievo Verona travelled to Turin hoping to be the first team to put a dent in Juventus’ title ambitions, but they ultimately left the Allianz Arena with three goals in the back of their net.

The game’s opening goal was scored by Chievo’s own Perparim Hetemaj, before Gonzalo Higuain struck home in the 58th-minute to double his side’s lead.

Paulo Dybala also continued his impressive form in front of goal, scoring Juventus’ third in the 83rd-minute as Max Allegri’s side maintained their 100% win record for the season.

Elsewhere, the newly-promoted Spal 2013, have gotten anything but a warm welcome since their promotion to the Serie A last season, but they’ve managed to shoulder the storm quite well thus far, bar their recent 2-0 loss away at Inter.

Inter are currently enjoying a superb start to the season as they sit top alongside Napoli and Juventus. The infamous Mauro Icardi notched the team’s first goal from the penalty spot in the 27th-minute before Ivan Perisic, who recently put pen-to-paper on a new deal until 2022, bagged the game’s last goal in the 87th-minute.

Last season’s surprise package, Atalanta secured a good result during the weekend as they snagged a 2-0 victory over Sassuolo despite going down 1-0 in the 27th-minute due to Stefano Sensi’s goal.

Goals from Andreas Cornelius and Andrea Petanga helped Atalanta to the three points with boss Gian Piero Gasperini seemingly intent on making a push for another Europa place finish.

Crotone currently languish in the relegation zone after losing 1-0 to Cagliari away at the Sardegna Arena in a game that deserved a much better goalscoring outcome judging by the way the teams played. Genoa also succumbed to a 1-0 loss against Udinese, with both sides going down to 10-men at some point in the tie.

Jakub Jankto opened the scoring for Udinese in the 15th-minute, but no goals followed his early strike, only cautions, yellow and red cards. Genoa’s Andrea Bertolaci was sent off in the 37th-minute, whilst Udinese’s Guiseppe Pazzella followed suit in the 79th-minute.

Hellas Verona were on the receiving end of the weekend’s biggest thumping as Fiorentina put five goals past Verona’s gloveman.

Giovanni Simeone opened the scoring for La Viola before Cyril Thereau converted a penalty to gift Fiorentina a two-goal advantage.

Davide Astori and Jordan Veretout also found the back of the net before Gil Dias closed the scoring for Stefano Pioli’s side.

Torino left it late against the newly-promoted Benevento at the Stadio Ciro Vigorito, but they ultimately walked away with the three points courtesy of a stoppage time strike by Iago Falque as Torino grabbed a slender 1-0 victory.

AC Milan’s summer spending spree hasn’t prevented them from losing 4-1 away at Lazio with a lacklustre defensive display and impotence up front.

The Rossoneri was blown away by Ciro Immobile who bagged the only hat-trick of the weekend, what’s more, mind-boggling is he did it all in 10 minutes, from the 38th-minute to the 48th-minute, with his first strike coming from the penalty spot.

Luis Alberto rounded-off the scoring for Lazio before Riccardo Montolivo notched an insignificant goal for AC Milan.

Marco Parolo got sent off in the closing stages of the tie after receiving a second yellow.
Napoli secured a 3-0 away win over Bologna courtesy of goals from Jose Callejon, Dries Mertens and Piotr Zielinski.

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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