Serie A results: Milan beaten by Sampdoria; Inter remain unbeaten after edging Genoa

Sampdoria 2 – 0 AC Milan
Cagliari 0 – 2 ChievoVerona
Crotone 2 – 0 Benevento
Hellas Verona 0 – 3 Lazio
Inter 1 – 0 Genoa
Sassuolo 0 – 1 Bologna
Fiorentina 1 – 1 Atalanta

Duvan Zapata took advantage of a huge error from his cousin Cristian Zapata as Sampdoria beat AC Milan in Serie A.
The Milan defender headed a bouncing cross straight to Sampdoria’s striker to power home from six yards out.
Late substitute Ricky Alvarez added an injury-time second via the post from the corner of the box.
Samp had been awarded an early penalty, although the referee overturned his handball decision after consulting the video referee and seeing a replay.
Milan – who spent £175m this summer – remain fifth in the table, one point above Sampdoria.
Sampdoria remain unbeaten in Serie A with three wins and two draws.

Adel Taarabt was one of two Genoa players sent off in injury time after Inter Milan scored a late winner.
Unbeaten Inter had the better chances, with Marcelo Brozovic hitting the post.
They looked set to be frustrated before Danilo D’Ambrosio headed in a Joao Mario corner late on.
Stephane Omeonga was sent off for pulling back Eder on the halfway line when the Inter player was in on goal, and Taarabt was then dismissed for a two-footed tackle on Yann Karamoh.
Genoa remain without a win from their opening six Serie A games, while Inter Milan stay in third place.

Lazio bounced back from last weekend’s heavy home defeat to Napoli with a 3-0 victory at Verona.
Ciro Immobile took his goal tally for the season into double figures with two more efforts, the second of them coming from the penalty spot, while Adam Marusic was also on target.

Remo Freuler’s stoppage-time equaliser rescued a point for Atalanta in a 1-1 draw with Fiorentina at the Artemio Franchi Stadium.
A thoroughly entertaining clash ended all square after a couple of superb goals.
Federico Chiesa put Fiorentina ahead after 12 minutes with a deft touch and thunderous finish into the top corner of the net from just outside the penalty area.
The visitors had the chance to equalise on the hour mark when Davide Astori was adjudged to have tripped Josip Ilicic, but Alejandro Gomez saw his penalty brilliantly saved by former Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello.

But four minutes into stoppage time the Viola were denied a third victory in four Serie A matches when Andreas Cornelius’ flick-on fell to Freuler on the edge of the box and his swerving shot flew into the bottom left corner of the net.

Roberto Inglese and Mariusz Stepinski scored at Cagliari to give Chievo their first win since the opening weekend.
The hosts played the final seven minutes with 10 men after Fabio Pisacane had been sent off.

Bologna won for the first time in four league games and for only the second time this season as they overcame Sassuolo 1-0.
A close game swung the way of the visitors following Francesco Magnanelli’s red card after 80 minutes and the 10 men of Sassuolo were beaten by Orji Okwonkwo’s late goal.

Crotone won the battle between the bottom two teams as goals either side of half-time from Rolando Mandragora and Marcus Rohden gave them a first league victory of the season against Benevento.
It was enough to move them out of the bottom three, but Benevento remain at the foot of the table and are yet to win a point.

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Serie A results: Roma, Juventus, Napoli WIN

Roma 3 – 1 Udinese
SPAL 2013 2 – 3 SSC Napoli
Juventus 4 – 0 Torino

  • Juventus 4 – 0 Torino

Paulo Dybala scored twice to take his tally to 10 goals in six Serie A games as Juventus crushed Torino in the Turin derby.

The Argentine scored the first and fourth goals as Juve ran riot.

Torino’s cause was not helped by the dismissal of midfielder Daniele Baselli for two yellow cards with more than an hour to go.

Juve took advantage of the extra man, Miralem Pjanic doubling the lead before Alex Sandro’s header made it 3-0.

Juventus join Napoli on 18 points from six games, five ahead of third-placed Inter Milan who entertain struggling Genoa on Sunday.
Torino, unbeaten before this game, are sixth in the table with 11 points.

  • SPAL 2013 2 – 3 SSC Napoli

Faouzi Ghoulam fired a late winner as Napoli maintained their 100 percent start to the season with a 3-2 victory at SPAL.
Ghoulam drilled home Napoli’s 83rd-minute winner after Federico Viviani’s superb second-half free kick appeared to have earned minnows SPAL a surprise draw.
SPAL, promoted to the top-flight for the first time since 1968, took a shock 13th-minute lead through Pasquale Schiattarella’s low shot, but the home side’s lead was shortlived.
Lorenzo Insigne equalised for Napoli with a low finish a minute later and after spurning a string of second-half chances, Jose Callejon headed the visitors into a 71st-minute lead.
SPAL hit back through Viviani’s free kick seven minutes later but left-back Ghoulam lashed home the winner from outside the box to seal Napoli’s sixth straight league win.

  • Roma 3 – 1 Udinese

Stephan El Shaarawy scored twice as Roma continued their fine form with a 3-1 win against Udinese.
The Italy forward scored twice in the first half as Roma made it three straight wins and handed Udinese a third successive defeat.


It took Roma 12 minutes to break the deadlock. Radja Nainggolan lost his footing on the edge of the area but was still able to poke the ball through to Edin Dzeko, who calmly slotted in low to Albano Bizzarri’s right for his fifth goal in three games.
Dzeko turned provider on the half-hour mark as his cross from the left was stabbed home from close range by El Shaarawy, who then added a third in farcical circumstances just before half-time.

Diego Perotti’s ‘rabona’ from the right could only pick out Jens Stryger Larsen but the Danish defender hesitated before missing the ball when attempting a back pass and ended up on the floor as El Shaarawy pounced.

Roma missed the chance to make it 4-0 in the 89th minute when Perotti’s penalty hit the left-hand post after he went down under Gabriele Angella’s challenge.
Stryger Larsen ran through a minute later to score a consolation, the first goal Roma have conceded in four games.

Seria A results: Napoli, Juventus, Roma, Milan WIN

Benevento 0 – 4 Roma AC Milan 2 – 0 SPAL 2013 Cagliari 0 – 1 Sassuolo Genoa 1 – 1 ChievoVerona Hellas Verona 0 – 0 Sampdoria Juventus 1 – 0 Fiorentina Lazio 1 – 4 SSC Napoli Udinese 2 – 3 Torino Atalanta 5 – 1 Crotone Napoli came from behind to beat Lazio to maintain their winning start to the Serie A season and go top of the table. Netherlands defender Stefan de Vrij had given Lazio the lead before Maurizio Sarri’s side roared back. Kalidou Koulibaly, Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens turned the match on its head before Jorginho’s stoppage-time penalty sealed a fine win. Napoli have a maximum 15 points from five games, the same as championsJuventus. It is 27 years since Napoli last won the Serie A title, when Diego Maradona played for the Naples club. Former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko scored twice for Roma in a 4-0 win against bottom club Benevento – their ninth consecutive away victory in Serie A. Dzeko, top scorer in Serie A last season, has five goals in four games this term. Le Streghe were still seeking their first ever Serie A point after four rounds, having scored one goal and conceded 10, but were wracked by injuries to Amato Ciciretti, Andrea Costa, Marco D’Alessandro and Luca Antei, as well as coming off a 6-0 defeat to Napoli. Roma got back on track at the weekend, beating Verona 3-0, but Radja Nainggolan, Patrik Schick, Rick Karsdorp and Emerson Palmieri missed the trip. This was the first competitive meeting between the sides and Vid Belec got down well to smother a Dzeko header on Bruno Peres’ cross from the right. Benevento should’ve taken the lead on 17 minutes when Massimo Coda went on the counter and rolled across for Danilo Cataldi, who somehow missed the target from the edge of the box. They were made to pay, because moments later Roma broke the deadlock. Aleksandar Kolarov surged down the left, shrugging off Ledian Memushaj, and rolled across for Dzeko to tap in from a yard. Another similar move from Maxime Gonalons almost found Dzeko in the same position, but this time Achraf Lazaar intercepted. Dzeko also hit the near post from just inside the penalty area, pouncing on a rebound. Coda cut inside from the left to drill wide of the upright, but Roma doubled their advantage. Bruno Peres got down the right undisturbed from a splendid Gonalons through ball and rolled across for Dzeko to tap in, but Fabio Lucioni got his toe there first to put through his own net. Benevento’s flanks were in serious trouble, as Roma players regularly waltzed to the by-line, with more chances for Dzeko and Diego Perotti. AC Milan are fourth after beating SPAL 2-0. Both Milan’s goals came from the penalty spot by Ricardo Rodriguez and Franck Kessie. Milan were scarcely tested by their visitors and will be disappointed that their dominance was not rewarded with a more flattering scoreline. Rodriguez scored his first goal for the club after Nikola Kalinic had been hauled down in the box in the first half, while Kessie converted from the spot after he’d been felled by Felipe in the 61st minute. Vincenzo Montella’s side have now won three straight games in all competitions following their 4-1 humbling at the hands of Lazio, and will be full of confidence ahead of this weekend’s trip to Sampdoria. Mario Mandzukic scored as Juve won 1-0 again Fiorentina, who had Milan Badelj sent off. This has always been a bitter rivalry, not helped by Federico Bernardeschi making the switch to Turin this summer. Juve rested Gigi Buffon, Miralem Pjanic and Alex Sandro among others, giving a chance to Wojciech Szczesny, Stefano Sturaro and Rodrigo Bentancur in a bid to maintain their perfect Serie A record this season. The Viola were on back-to-back wins, but had just two 1-1 draws in the last nine visits to Turin, since a 3-2 victory in March 2008. The visitors were reduced to 10 men after Mandzukic’s goal early in the second half but Juventus wasted a series of chances to extend their lead. Massimiliano Allegri’s side now move second in Serie A with just goal difference separating them with league leaders Napoli. Verona stopped the slide with a point and a clean sheet, as they successfully neutralised the Sampdoria attack thanks to two Antonio Caracciolo goal-line clearances.

Serie A: Bologna halt Inter perfect start

Bologna 1 – 1 Inter

Inter continued their unbeaten start under Luciano Spalletti in Serie A and edged to the top of the table as Mauro Icardi’s penalty salvaged a 1-1 draw at Bologna.


It looked as though Simone Verdi’s first-half stunner would prove enough for Bologna to claim a first top-flight victory over Inter after six encounters without a win, but the Nerazzurri were handed a lifeline in fortuitous circumstances.


With Bologna on the back foot after Inter’s second-half resurgence, Ibrahima Mbaye slipped in the hosts’ area and fell into Eder, who flopped to the floor.


The referee showed no hesitation in pointing to the spot and – after double-checking with the video assistant referee – the decision stood, with Icardi keeping his nerve to slam home in the 77th minute

Seria A results: Dybala and Mertens get hat-tricks as Juventus and Napoli bounce back from Champions league defeats

Sassuolo 1 – 3 Juventus
AC Milan 2 – 1 Udinese
SSC Napoli 6 – 0 Benevento
Torino 2 – 2 Sampdoria
SPAL 2013 0 – 2 Cagliari
Chievo Verona 1 – 1 Atalanta
Genoa 2 – 3 Lazio

  • Sassuolo 1 – 3 Juventus

Paulo Dybala marked his 100th game for Juventus with a hat-trick as they maintained their 100% Serie A record by beating Sassuolo.
The Argentine’s opener was a stunning first-time shot from outside the area, before he poked home a second and curled in a free-kick for his third.
Matteo Politano scored in the second half for the home side.
It was a strong response to Tuesday’s 3-0 Champions League loss to Barcelona for Massimiliano Allegri’s side, yet they were soon displaced at the top of the table when Mertens registered a treble of his own as Napoli thrashed Benevento 6-0 to ensure that they, like Juve and Inter Milan, all have a maximum 12 points so far.

Dybala is the first Juve player to score in each of the first four Serie A games of the season (with eight goals in total).

The striker is the first player since Wayne Rooney for Manchester United in 2011-12 to score eight goals in the first four matches in any of Europe’s top five leagues.

He has scored back-to-back hat-tricks away from home in Serie A (against Genoa and Sassuolo).

  • AC Milan 2 – 1 Udinese

AC Milan, defeated 4-1 by Lazio last weekend, also recorded a victory with

Nikola Kalinic opening his account in the league for his new club in a 2-1 success over Udinese.

Kalinic scored a nine-minute brace in the first half that came either side of Kevin Lasagna’s equaliser for the visitors.

Kalinic thought he had scored a third goal eight minutes from time but it was ruled out for offside through VAR.

Udinese also had a goal for Kevin Lasagna ruled out by the video assistant referee early on.

  • SSC Napoli 6 – 0 Benevento

Napoli also bounced back from midweek disappointment in Europe as Benevento, still yet to pick up a point in their maiden Serie A campaign, were put to the sword 6-1.

Shakhtar Donetsk beat Napoli 2-1 in their Champions League group stage opener on Wednesday but Maurizio Sarri’s team looked in the mood as they went 4-0 up inside 32 minutes through Allan, Lorenzo Insigne, Mertens and Jose Callejon.

Mertens then converted two second-half penalties, the second of which came in the final minute, to ensure Dybala was not the only hat trick scorer on Sunday.

  • Genoa 2 – 3 Lazio

Two goals from in-form Ciro Immobile helped Lazio maintain their unbeaten start to the season as they beat Genoa 3-2 in a thriller.
Bastos gave the side from the capital the lead after 13 minutes but Pietro Pellegri had the home team level 12 minutes after the break.

Immobile grabbed his first of the game in the 70th minute but the advantage lasted just three minutes, with Pellegri grabbing his second before Immobile scored the winner with eight minutes remaining.

The Italy striker now has nine goals in six games in all competitions for his team this season as they sit fourth in the table.

  • Torino 2 – 2 Sampdoria

Both Torino and Sampdoria’s unbeaten records remain intact following a 2-2 draw in Turin.
The visitors went ahead inside a minute through Duvan Zapata but Torino responded with two goals in as many minutes from Daniele Baselli and Andrea Belotti before Fabio Quagliarella levelled prior to the interval.

  • SPAL 2013 0 – 2 Cagliari

Cagliari claimed a 2-0 success at SPAL thanks to goals from Nicolo Barella and Joao Pedro.

Seria A results: Inter maintain perfect start with Crotone victory; Dzeko bag brace as Roma beat Hellas Verona

Crotone 0 – 2 Inter
Fiorentina 2 – 1 Bologna
Roma 3 – 0 Hellas Verona

  • Crotone 0 – 2 Inter

Inter Milan scored two late goals to maintain their 100 per cent start to the Serie A campaign with a 2-0 triumph at Crotone.

Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar poked home from 12 yards after a goalmouth scramble eight minutes from time to set Luciano Spalletti’s side on their way.

And Ivan Perisic sealed matters in stoppage time, cutting inside and fizzing a right-footed shot into the bottom-right corner to secure the Nerazzurri’s fourth straight win this term.

  • Roma 3 – 0 Hellas Verona

Edin Dzeko scored twice as Roma made light work of struggling Hellas Verona in a 3-0 win despite a torrential downpour in the capital.
Radja Nainggolan beat the offside trap after linking up with Stephen El Shaarawy to slot in the opener from inside the 18-yard box in the 22nd minute before Dzeko headed in at the far post from Alessandro Florenzi’s cross shortly after the half hour mark.

Roma dominated proceedings and after the break Aleksandr Kolarov went close with a curling free-kick from 20 metres out before he rolled in a low pass for Dzeko, who slid in his second and Roma’s third.

Hellas’ bad luck continued as defender Samuel Souprayen was sent off in the 66th minute and Giampaolo Pazzini’s goal was ruled out for offside.

  • Fiorentina 2 – 1 Bologna

Fiorentina leapfrogged mid-table Bologna in the early-season standings courtesy of a 2-1 derby dell’Appennino triumph.

Federico Chiesa put La Viola ahead with a fierce drive six minutes into the second half at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Parity was restored within 60 seconds by Rodrigo Palacio, but German Pezzela had the decisive say with a looping header from a corner on 69 minutes.

Serie A results: Lazio beat Milan; Inter perfect start continues; Fiorentina rout Hellas

Inter 2 – 0 SPAL 2013
Atalanta 2 – 1 Sassuolo
Cagliari 1 – 0 Crotone
Hellas Verona 0 – 5 Fiorentina
Udinese 1 – 0 Genoa
Lazio 4 – 1 AC Milan
Benevento 0 – 1 Torino
Bologna 0 – 3 SSC Napoli

  • Lazio 4 – 1 AC Milan

Italy striker Ciro Immobile scored a hat-trick as Lazio thrashed AC Milan in Serie A.

Immobile opened the scoring from the penalty spot, superbly volleyed in a second and completed his triple by converting from close range.

Former Liverpool midfielder Luis Alberto scuffed home a fourth and Riccardo Montolivo slotted in a consolation for Milan.
The game had been delayed by an hour after flash floods in Rome.

Roads were inundated following heavy rainfall, while Metro lines in the Italian capital were closed down.

The Stadio Olimpico pitch itself was not an issue as the surface had been covered by sheets on Saturday, but there were large banks of empty seats inside the stadium as supporters struggled to get to the game.

Skipper Marco Parolo was sent off for Lazio in injury time for a second bookable offence.

  • Inter 2 – 0 SPAL 2013

Inter Milan protected their 100 percent start as Mauro Icardi’s penalty and a superb Ivan Perisic volley steered them to a 2-0 home win over SPAL.
Icardi, now with five goals in Inter’s three Serie A games so far, converted the spot kick in the 27th minute after referee Claudio Gavillucci had taken several minutes to decide whether it should be awarded.
Perisic then met a Danilo D’Ambrosio cross with a thumping shot to wrap up the points.

  • Bologna 0 – 3 SSC Napoli

Napoli made it three wins from three as Jose Callejon, Dries Mertens and Piotr Zielinski notched in a 3-0 win at Bologna.
Napoli took 67 minutes to find the breakthrough.
The Partenopei were seeking a joint club record eighth consecutive Serie A victory and maybe even a repeat of last season’s extraordinary 7-1 victory here.
Bologna had the ball in the back of the net, but Adam Masina was clearly offside when he tapped in Mattia Destro’s volley.
Vlad Chiriches fell awkwardly and dislocated his shoulder, so after several minutes of trying to pop it back into place, he had to make way for Raul Albiol.
Napoli seemed ineffective and uninspired, but broke through with a trademark goal. Insigne placed a long cross to the back post, Adam Masina didn’t cut it out this time and Callejon nodded in from a couple of yards.
Palacio dribbled past Koulibaly, but not Albiol, and Elseid Hysaj scuffed a promising opportunity set up by Insigne.
Mertens sealed up the result when he caught Pulgar in possession and sprinted towards goal, nutmegging Mirante at the near post.
Insigne attempted a third, curling over the bar, but it did come with a great team move. Faouzi Ghoulam completed a give-and-go, then Callejon rolled across for Piotr Zielinski to tap in.
There was almost a fourth, but Allan forced Mirante into a flying save.

  • Hellas Verona 0 – 5 Fiorentina

Giovanni Simeone opened the scoring inside two minutes as Stefano Pioli’s Fiorentina waltzed to a 5-0 victory at promoted Hellas Verona.

Simeone, the son of Atletico Madrid boss Diego, was well placed at the far post after Marco Benassi’s attempt was saved, and eight minutes later Cyril Thereau converted a penalty after Federico Chiesa had been fouled by Verona goalkeeper Nicolas.

Benassi provided the assist for Davide Astori’s 23rd-minute goal and Fiorentina put the game to bed after the hour mark as Jordan Veretout steered a free kick past Nicolas and substitute Gil Bastiao Dias added further gloss.

  • Atalanta 2 – 1 Sassuolo

Atalanta warmed up for their Europa League debut against Everton on Thursday with a 2-1 comeback triumph over Sassuolo.
Stefano Sensi put the Neroverdi ahead shortly before the half-hour but their lead disappeared when Andreas Cornelius equalised 10 minutes before the break.
Midway through an end-to-end second half, Andrea Petagna shinned home Alejandro Gomez’s cross to win it.

  • Cagliari 1 – 0 Crotone

Cagliari recovered from back-to-back defeats to Juventus and Milan by securing a 1-0 home win against Crotone, with Marco Sau scoring the only goal from a Joao Pedro pass in the 34th minute.

  • Udinese 1 – 0 Genoa

Jakub Jankto’s 15th-minute strike for Udinese proved enough to down Genoa, who had Andrea Bertolacci sent off following a VAR review in their 1-0 defeat.
The hosts at the Dacia Arena also lost a man to a red card as left-back Giuseppe Pezzella launched a tackle from behind on Stephane Omeonga.

Serie A result: Higuain and Dybala inspire Juventus to victory over Chievo

Juventus 3 – 0 Chievo Verona

Serie A champions Juventus maintained their 100% winning start to the season with a comfortable victory over Chievo.

The hosts went in front through Perparim Hetemaj’s own goal after the Finnish midfielder inadvertently headed in from Miralem Pjanic’s cross.

Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri introduced Dybala from the bench following the break and the tricky forward inspired Higuain’s fine finish before rubber-stamping the three points himself.

After dispatching Chievo, the Champions League finalists face the trickier prospect of a European curtain-raiser against Barcelona at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night.

The champions got their opener in the 17th minute as Pjanic’s free-kick to the near post confused Hetemaj, the Finn nodding the ball beyond Stefano Sorrentino in his panicked bid to clear the danger.

Chievo did not hang their heads, though, and Valter Birsa found Manuel Pucciarelli for a solid chance before teeing up Ivan Radovanovic for a drive that Wojciech Szczesny did well to parry.

Pjanic rattled the bar with a trademark rocket as the half-hour mark drew near and his new team-mate Blaise Matuidi tried to repeat the trick, instead fizzing the ball past a post.

Just before the break Pucciarelli got Szczesny working with a weak finish — the Pole was making his Juve debut following a summer switch from Arsenal, thus affording Gianluigi Buffon a timely rest ahead of the Barca test to come.

Chievo remained bright and willing when play resumed — until the 58th minute at least.


Substitute Dybala, on for the ineffective Douglas Costa, found Pjanic who slid the ball forward for Higuain to blast into the top corner.

Dybala then tried to make a more direct impact on the match by dribbling past the entire Chievo team, only falling short when the last man took the ball from his feet.

The scorer of the third goal looked predestined and indeed it was Dybala who scored it, the former Palermo man weaving his way past three yellow shirts before slotting past Sorrentino.

Serie A: Inter beat Roma; Milan, Napoli, Juventus WIN

Benevento 0 – 1 Bologna

Genoa 2 – 4 Juventus

Roma 1 – 3 Inter

Torino 3 – 0 Sassuolo

AC Milan 2 – 1 Cagliari

ChievoVerona 1 – 2 Lazio

Crotone 0 – 0 Hellas Verona

Fiorentina 1 – 2 Sampdoria

SPAL 2013 3 – 2 Udinese

SSC Napoli 3 – 1 Atalanta

AC Milan 2 – 1 Cagliari

Suso spared AC Milan from the prospect of a frustrating home draw with Cagliari by whipping in a match-winning free-kick at San Siro in Serie A on Sunday.

The ambitious Rossoneri led their Sardinian opponents in the 10th minute when teenager Patrick Cutrone grabbed his second goal in as many games, but Cagliari soon capitalised on a Franck Kessie mistake to level through Joao Pedro.

In the 70th minute, former Liverpool winger Suso steered a perfect set-piece beyond Alessio Cragno for a 2-1 victory.

  • SSC Napoli 3 – 1 Atalanta

Napoli won 3-1 for the second time this season as Piotr Zielinski’s thunderbolt launched a successful comeback against Atalanta.

Bryan Cristante’s fourth-minute opener gave Napoli food for thought and it was not until the 56th minute that Zielinski conjured up a half-volleyed drive from distance that rippled the top of the net.

Dries Mertens and Marko Rog then put the game beyond Atalanta with their first goals of the new campaign.

  • Torino 3 – 0 Sassuolo

Andrea Belotti kept himself in the shop window ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline by scoring an acrobatic opener in Torino’s 3-0 home victory over Sassuolo.

The Italy striker, who scored 26 league goals for Il Toro last term, is a reported target of Chelsea and Monaco but his 100 million euro (£92.3million) asking price is a sticking point for potential suitors.

He reminded any scouts in attendance at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday of his ability with a scissors kick that powered Lorenzo De Silvestri’s cross home for a 45th-minute opener and Torino wrapped up the three points with late goals from Adem Ljajic and Joel Obi.

  • SPAL 2013 3 – 2 Udinese

Luca Rizzo wrote his name into SPAL’s history books by clinching the Ferrara club’s first top-flight victory in almost 50 years. The second-tier champions led Udinese through summer signing Marco Borriello and Manuel Lazzari – the latter being awarded a goal thanks to VAR – but the Zebrette bit back with Bram Nuytinck notching before Cyril Thereau slotted in a controversial late spot-kick.

Step forward Rizzo in the fourth minute of stoppage time. The Bologna loanee danced his way into the box before picking out the bottom corner to make it 3-2 to SPAL.

  • ChievoVerona 1 – 2 Lazio

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s late rocket fired Lazio to a nervous 2-1 victory at Chievo. Ciro Immobile opened the scoring but Manuel Pucciarelli promptly equalised for Chievo, who were chasing back-to-back wins.

They would be denied as, with a minute remaining, Milinkovic-Savic produced his stunning winner.

  • Fiorentina 1 – 2 Sampdoria

Sampdoria had veteran striker Fabio Quagliarella to thank in their 2-1 triumph at Fiorentina, who have now lost their two opening fixtures.

Gianluca Caprari converted his own saved shot to give Samp the lead in Florence after the half-hour mark, with 34-year-old Quagliarella then converting a penalty to negate the effect of Milan Badelj’s second-half response for the hosts.

  • Crotone 0 – 0 Hellas Verona

Hellas Verona ground out a goalless draw at Crotone to pick up their first point since winning promotion.

Crotone enjoyed the best chance to snatch all three points as Arlind Ajeti hit the crossbar with six minutes remaining.

  • Genoa 2 – 4 Juventus

Paulo Dybala scored a hat trick as Juventus fought back from two goals down to beat Genoa 4-2.

Genoa had gone ahead at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in the opening minute when Miralem Pjanic scored an own goal.

And they quickly doubled their advantage when Andrej Galabinov scored from the spot in the seventh minute after Daniele Rugani had given away a penalty.

The comeback began in the 14th minute when Pjanic set up Dybala to score from close range.

The Argentina international pulled the Italian champions back to level terms from the penalty spot in the third minute of added time after Darko Lazovic handled in the area.

Juan Cuadrado put Juventus ahead on 62 minutes with an effort from inside the box.

And Dybala wrapped up the victory in the second minute of added time after being set up by Gonzalo Higuain.

  • Roma 1 – 3 Inter

Mauro Icardi scored twice as Inter Milan came from behind to win 3-1 at Roma.

Edin Dzeko gave Roma a half-time lead at the Stadio Olimpico and the hosts had hit the woodwork three times before Inter equalised.

Antonio Candreva fed Icardi, who turned and drilled in from inside the box to level the score after 67 minutes.

And Inter ahead 10 minutes later through Icardi’s close-range finish from Ivan Perisic’s pass.

The visitors added a third with Perisic the provider again as Matias Vecino tucked in from close range.

  • Benevento 0 – 1 Bologna

Benevento were heartbroken to see a last-gasp equaliser ruled offside using VAR, as Godfred Donsah’s solo effort gave Bologna victory.

Le Streghe were unlucky to lose their first ever top flight match last week, taking the lead away to Sampdoria before falling 2-1, and the fans could not be more fired up for this home debut at the Stadio Ciro Vigorito.

Bologna had taken the lead through Godfred Donsah in the 55th minute but Mirante’s 99th minute strike ensured honours ended even.

Serie A results: Roma,Milan and Inter WIN; Lazio held by newcomers SPAL

Atalanta 0 – 1 Roma

Bologna 1 – 1 Torino

Crotone 0 – 3 AC Milan

Inter 3 – 0 Fiorentina

Lazio 0 – 0 SPAL 2013

Sampdoria 2 – 1 Benevento

Sassuolo 0 – 0 Genoa

Udinese 1 – 2 Chievo Verona

  • Crotone 0 – 3 AC Milan

Academy product Patrick Cutrone was the standout performer in an AC Milan team chock-full of expensive summer signings as his goal and assist helped the ambitious Rossoneri thrash 10-man Crotone 3-0 in Serie A on Sunday night.

The match at Stadio Ezio Scida was an opportunity for Milan fans — especially those who missed last week’s 6-0 demolition of Shkendija in the Europa League playoffs — to get a first glimpse of the likes of Leonardo Bonucci, Hakan Calhanoglu and Andre Silva, who have all signed up for a bold new era at San Siro.

However Silva, the striker purchased at a premium from Porto in June, did not start, with 19-year-old Cutrone preferred.

Any disappointment among travelling supporters faded when, after Franck Kessie opened the scoring from the penalty spot, Cutrone headed his first league goal before deftly setting up Suso.

Crotone’s task was made all the more difficult by the fact they lost centre-back Federico Ceccherini in the incident that allowed Kessie to notch from the spot.

The scoreline is the same one by which reigning champions Juventus beat Cagliari in Saturday’s curtain-raiser and Milan will hope their determination to win a first Scudetto since 2011 has been effectively conveyed.

  • Inter 3 – 0 Fiorentina

Inter Milan are also hoping to return to former glories under Chinese owners and Mauro Icardi got them off to a strong start with a brace in their 3-0 home victory over Fiorentina.

The Argentinian forward boosted Luciano Spalletti’s Inter into an early lead from the penalty spot and turned Ivan Perisic’s assist home in the 15th minute.

In the second half, Perisic – a reported target for Manchester United – turned scorer to rubber-stamp the outcome.

  • Atalanta 0 – 1 Roma

Aleksandar Kolarov ensured Eusebio Di Francesco made a winning start to life as Roma’s new head coach by firing the Giallorossi to a 1-0 victory at Atalanta.

The summer signing from Manchester City steered home a 31st-minute free-kick that secured all three points for last season’s runners-up.

Atalanta made an unexpected run to fourth place – and Europa League football – last term but the Bergamo outfit could not avoid defeat as substitute Josip Ilicic failed to salvage a point when he slammed the ball against a post with three minutes remaining.

Francesco Totti, who retired at the end of the 2016-17 campaign following 24 years as a Roma striker, watched from the stands in his new role as a director.

  • Bologna 1 – 1 Torino

In-demand striker Andrea Belotti was denied a second-half winner by the video assistant referee as Torino had to settle for a 1-1 draw atBologna.

Federico Di Francesco fired the Rossoblu ahead before Adem Ljajic replied thanks largely to a howler from home goalkeeper Antonio Mirante.

  • Lazio 0 – 0 SPAL 2013

Newly-promoted SPAL took a point from their trip to Lazio, with Federico Viviani hitting a post for the Ferrara club in a goalless draw.

  • Sampdoria 2 – 1 Benevento

Newcomers Benevento went down 2-1 at Sampdoria as Fabio Quagliarella’s brace cancelled out Amato Ciciretti’s 15th-minute effort.

  • Udinese 1 – 2 Chievo Verona

Valter Birsa’s sumptuous strike clinched Chievo the points from a 2-1 success at Udinese, where Cyril Thereau had responded to Roberto Inglese’s opener.

  • Sassuolo 0 – 0 Genoa

Genoa earned a vital away point after a goalless draw with Sassuolo.

Serie A results: Juventus cruise at home against Cagliari; Napoli win away Hellas Verona

Juventus 3 – 0 Cagliari

Hellas Verona 1 – 3 SSC Napoli

  • Juventus 3 – 0 Cagliari

Juventus launched their bid for a seventh successive Serie A title with a routine 3-0 home win over Cagliari on Saturday.

Mario Mandzukic drilled home with a low shot after good approach play from Stephan Lichtsteiner to put Juve in control after just 12 minutes.

But Cagliari rallied and earned a penalty when Alex Sandro upended Duje Cop, but Gianluigi Buffon comfortably saved Diego Farias’ spot kick, and after that Juve quickly regained control.

Miralem Pjanic played in Paula Dybala and the Argentina forward did the rest, firing into the top corner to double the hosts’ lead.

Sandro then atoned for conceding the penalty by teeing up Gonzalo Higuain for Juve’s third, with the Argentina hitman slotting home with ease.

France midfielder Blaise Matuidi joined the fray late on for his Juve debut, fresh from his midweek switch from Paris Saint-Germain.

  • Hellas Verona 1 – 3 SSC Napoli

Napoli coasted to a 3-1 opening-weekend win at Hellas Verona, hitting their Serie A stride with precious little fuss or trouble on the road.

The hosts were in trouble just after the half-hour, when Samuel Souprayen put through his own net to gift Napoli early control. Napoli quickly doubled their lead thanks to a rapid counter-attack.

Lorenzo insigne played in Arkaduisz Milik and the Poland striker fired home to cap a flowing break.

Faouzi Ghoulam blasted home the third just past the hour to kill the contest.

Verona managed to scramble a consolation however, after Elseid Hysaj upended Alex Ferrari for a penalty.

Hysaj was sent off and Pazzini converted the spot-kick, but in reality all Verona’s late goal did was gloss the scoreline.

Fiorentina sign Giovanni Simeone from Genoa

Fiorentina have signed striker Giovanni Simeone — the son of Atletico Madrid boss Diego — from Genoa.

Simeone, 22, scored 11 Serie A goals for Genoa last season and helps reinforce the forward line at the Stadio Artemio Franchi following the sale of Federico Bernardeschi to Juventus.

A statement published on Fiorentina’s website on Wednesday evening said Simeone had committed to the Tuscans until 2022.

Simeone played for River Plate in his native Argentina between 2013 and 2016 during which time he won an Argentina Primera Division, a Copa Libertadores, a Copa Sudamericana and a Recopa Sudamericana.

Aleksandar Kolarov joins AS Roma from Manchester City 


Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov has joined Serie A club Roma on a three-year deal for a fee of £4.5m.

The 31-year-old, who played 247 times for City, won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups in his seven years with the club.

The Serbia full-back moved to City from Roma’s rivals Lazio for £16m in 2010.
Kolarov becomes the latest defender to leave City this summer, following Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna out of the club.
“I am extremely happy to be here,” he said. “I will give 100% and more for Roma. My objective is always the same: to win.”

On leaving City he added: “When I came in 2010, honestly, I didn’t expect to play so long.

“Today is the day I have to say goodbye. For me, it’s a very sad day. I am proud that I was part of making City the club that it is.”
Kolarov will now join up with the Italian club in Boston as they continue their pre-season tour of the United States.

AC Milan seal the 40m Euro signing of Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus; Mattia De Sciglio move to the opposite direction

​AC Milan have signed Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus for a reported 40m euros (£35.1m).
Bonucci has signed a five-year deal with the 18-time champions, who have spent about £160m this  summer.
The Italy international, capped 70 times, joined the Milan club last week subject to a medical.

The 30-year-old spent seven years at Juventus, making 319 appearances and winning six consecutive Serie A titles.
Milan coach Vincenzo Montella said: “Technically, I think that he and Sergio Ramos are the strongest central defenders in the world.”

Bonucci becomes the fourth defender AC Milan have signed this summer following the arrivals of centre-back Mateo Musacchio from Villarreal for £16m, left-back  Ricardo Rodriguez from  Wolfsburg for £16mand right-back Andrea Conti for £21.4m.
AC Milan have also brought midfielders Franck Kessie, Hakan Calhanoglu and Lucas  Biglia, along with forwards Andre Silvaand Fabio Borini, in what has been a very busy summer so far in the transfer market.
The Rossoneri are also in  talks to sign Andrea  Belotti from Torino after  missing out on Alvaro  Morata and Pierre- Emerick Aubameyangand have held discussions  with Bayern Munich  about signing Portuguese midfielder Renato  Sanches.

Meanwhile, Juve completed the signing of full-back Mattia de Sciglio, 24, from Milan for £10.64m.

De Sciglio moves in the opposite direction as a replacement for Dani Alves at right back for Juventus.

Juventus made the announcement on Thursday that De Sciglio was joining from AC Milan and signed a five-year contract with the Serie A champions.

Alves was released by Juventus in June and subsequently joined Paris Saint-Germain.

The 24-year-old has 31 caps for Italy.

A statement on their website said: “Juventus are adding a player with versatility, skill and an international pedigree.”
Bonucci’s move means he becomes the world’s most expensive player aged 30 or over, surpassing the  £22.5m Roma paid Fiorentina for striker Gabriel Batistuta in 2000.

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny joins Juventus on a four-year deal

​Wojciech Szczesny has completed a reported £10million move from Arsenal to Serie A champions Juventus.

The Poland international has agreed a four-year contract with the Serie A champions, where he will provide competition for Gianluigi Buffon
The Pole fell out of favour at the Emirates when Arsene Wenger opted to bring Petr Cech to the club two years ago, and enjoyed a good season on loan at Roma last season.

However, it is Roma’s Serie A rivals Juventus who has won the race to sign the goalkeeper permanently, even though he knows he’ll have to play second fiddle to “legend” Gianluigi Buffon for the time being.

The Polish international played 38 times for Roma last season and kept 14 clean sheets – the most in Serie A.

“I’m delighted to be at Juventus,” he told reporters.

“I’ve spoken to Gianluigi Buffon — a true legend of the game.

“When you join Juve, it’s because you’ve been chosen. I didn’t hesitate one moment before coming here

“I’m ready to take on this challenge, Juventus is the best possible choice for my career. I’m 27 years old and I want to win.

“At this club there’s the right mentality to do so — I hope that we’ll succeed in winning the Champions League.”

Douglas Costa undergoes medical at Juventus ahead of £5m loan move from Bayern Munich

​Douglas Costa is undergoing a medical at Juventus ahead of an initial loan switch from German champions Bayern Munich.

The Italians reportedly have an obligation to make the deal permanent next season for £35million, after paying an initial loan fee of £5million.

Costa made 77 appearances for the Bundesliga side in two seasons, netting 14 goals in that time following his move from Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer of 2015.

Costa’s departure seemed inevitable following James Rodriguez’s arrival in Bavaria on a two-year loan.

The Brazilian international had fallen down the pecking order under Carlo Ancelotti.

The winger made 23 league appearances last season, scoring four times, as Bayern lifted their fifth consecutive Bundesliga title.

Costa will be Juventus’ first new signing this summer, after Juan Cuadrado, Medhi Benatia and Rodrigo Bentacur’s loan deals were made permanent.

He will link up with fellow South American forwards Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain as the Old Lady challenge for the Champions League, a competition they have been runners-up in two of the last three seasons.

Liverpool agree club-record fee for Roma’s Mohammed Salah

Liverpool have agreed a club-record fee which could reach £39million for former Chelsea player Mohamed Salah.
The Roma winger will become the club’s most expensive signing ever, topping the £35million they paid Newcastle for Andy Carroll in January 2011.
The deal could be announced within 48 hours with Salah set to sign a five-year contract worth around £90,000 a week.
Liverpool are believed to have agreed a fee of around £35million up front with a further £4million related to bonuses and performance-related add-ons.

Milan legend Christian  Abbiati return as new club manager 

Christian Abbiati has returned to AC Milan as their new club manager, just a year after the former goalkeeper left the club.

The 39-year-old former goalkeeper ended his playing career a year ago, after eight seasons with Milan. He previously spent seven years with the club, making a total of 380 appearances and winning the Champions League, three Serie A titles and one Coppa Italia.

He will now be the liaison between the team and the club, according to a statement published on the club’s official website.

“Christian Abbiati is back home,” the statement said. “A true AC Milan legend, he played 15 seasons in Red & Black, winning six Italian trophies and two international titles. Today he has been named as club manager. He will report directly to the club’s sporting and technical director Massimiliano Mirabelli and will be the liaison between the team and the club.

“The strong bond between AC Milan and Abbiati started in summer of ’98, when Christian joined the team — coached by Alberto Zaccheroni — as second reserve goalkeeper behind Sebastiano Rossi and Jens Lehmann.

“A few months later, on 24 January 1999 he made his debut and he had a key role in helping AC Milan win the 16th red & black Scudetto in Perugia. That bond lasted for 15 seasons, until the day Christian said goodbye to the red & black fans in San Siro, on 15 May 2016. This bond is stronger than ever today, the day of Christian’s return. Good luck Abbia!”

Inter Milan appoint former Roma coach Luciano Spalletti as new head coach

​Inter Milan have confirmed the appointment of Luciano Spalletti as their new coach on a two-year contract.

Spalletti left Roma last month and has now committed to Inter until 2019 after meeting with the club’s owners in China earlier this week.

Inter announced the news on Friday, adding that Spalletti will be unveiled as their new boss on Wednesday.
An Inter statement read: “F.C. Internazionale are delighted to announce that Luciano Spalletti has been appointed as head coach of the first team.
“The new coach, who has signed a two-year contract, will be unveiled at a media conference at Suning Training Centre in memory of Angelo Moratti next Wednesday at 12:00 CEST. He will take his first training session with the team on Monday 3 July.

“Luciano Spalletti has been involved in more Serie A matches than any other coach currently employed in Serie A — 406 and counting. On a personal level, he won the prestigious Panchina d’Oro award in 2004-05 and was named Coach of the Year by the Italian Footballers’ Association in 2006 and 2007.

“Best of luck in the new job, Luciano!”

Milan sign Swiss Ricardo Rodriguez from Wolfsburg

Full-back Ricardo Rodriguez has signed a four-year deal with AC Milan after completing a €17 million move from Wolfsburg, the clubs announced on Thursday.

The 24-year-old becomes the Rossoneri’s third new signing this summer, and third since the end of Silvio Berlusconi’s near 31-year reign as club owner, joining Mateo Musacchio and Franck Kessie at the disposal of coach Vincenzo Montella next season.

“We experienced and achieved a lot together,” he told Wolfsburg’s official website. “I have developed as a player and as a person, always feeling very comfortable and having won a lot of friends.

“However, now is the time for me to take the next step in my career. Milan are a top international club and a big new challenge for me.”

Fiorentina  appoint former Inter Milan coach Stefano Pioli as their new Coach

Former Inter Milan and Lazio boss Stefano Pioli has agreed a two-year deal to become Fiorentina’s head coach.

Pioli, 51, was sacked three games before the end of the Serie A season, in which Inter finished seventh and missed out on European football.

The Italian will replace Portuguese coach Paulo Sousa at Fiorentina, who finished a place below Inter in eighth.

“The new coach will sign a two-year deal, with the option of a third,” a club statement said.

Serie A – Juventus end with 17 year old Moise Kean stoppage-time winner; Atalanta move to fourth after Chievo victory

​Atalanta 1 – 0 Chievo Verona

Bologna 1 – 2 Juventus

  • Bologna 1 – 2 Juventus

Juventus ended their championship Serie A campaign with a nod to the future as 17-year-old Moise Kean scored a stoppage-time winner in a 2-1 comeback victory over Bologna on Saturday.

A second-half substitute, Kean connected on a difficult header following a free kick from Miralem Pjanic.

It was the first Serie A goal for Kean, who was making just his third appearance in the league. In November, Kean became the first player born in this millennium to appear in Serie A.
Bologna’s Saphir Taider had opened the scoring with a splendid shot from beyond the area following the break, but Paulo Dybala equalised for Juventus in the 70th minute with a rebound following a shot from Gonzalo Higuain.
Juventus had already secured their record sixth-straight Serie A title and rested usual starters Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci and Mario Mandzukic. They will be looking to complete a Treble against Real Madrid in the Champions League final next Saturday.

Juventus moved seven points clear of second-placed Roma, who host Genoa on Sunday in the final match of Francesco Totti’s 25-year career with the Giallorossi.

  • Atalanta 10 Chievo Verona

Atalanta beat Chievo Verona 1-0 to move two points ahead of Lazio into fourth place, which would be a club record. Lazio visit relegation-threatened Crotone on Sunday.

Alejandro “Papu” Gomez, recently called up to the Argentina squad, scored for Atalanta with a shot from the centre of the area after an excellent through ball from Bryan Cristante.

Serie A results  – Juventus clinch sixth straight league title; Milan and Inter Win

​AC Milan 3 – 0 Bologna

Empoli 0 – 1 Atalanta

Genoa 2 – 1 Torino

Juventus 3 – 0 Crotone

Sassuolo 6 – 2 Cagliari

Udinese 1 – 1 Sampdoria

Lazio 1 – 3 Inter

  • Juventus 3 – 0 Crotone

Treble-chasing Juventus clinched a record sixth consecutive Serie A title thanks to victory over lowly Crotone.

Mario Mandzukic, on his 31st birthday, turned home Juan Cuadrado’s cross from close range to give the perennial champions an early lead.

Paulo Dybala curled home a brilliant free-kick and Alex Sandro headed in a third via the crossbar as Juventus won with relative ease.

They could have won the title last week but lost 3-1 to second-placed  Roma.

Massimiliano Allegri’s side, who beat  Lazio 2-0 in the Italian Cup finalon Wednesday, are bidding to become the second Italian team, after Jose Mourinho’s 2010 Inter Milan, to win the treble.

They face Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Cardiff on Saturday, 3 June. They have one game before then – a trip to Bologna on the final day of Serie A next Sunday.

Crotone remain a point shy of Empoli and safety heading into their season-ending clash against Lazio next weekend.

  • Empoli 0 – 1 Atalanta

Crotone only live to fight another day thanks to Atalanta, who beat 17th-placed Empoli 1-0 at the Stadio Carlo Castellani to confirm their own entry to the Europa League group stage.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s team have blazed an unlikely trail all season long and the always-influential Alejandro Gomez was the match-winner in Tuscany, rifling home the decider after just 13 minutes.

Empoli had their chances to level in the second half, with veteran Massimo Maccarone coming very close, but they sit just one point clear of Crotone before visiting Palermo on the final day.

  • ​AC Milan 3 – 0 Bologna

Underachieving AC Milan look set to find a route into Europe through the back door of sixth place after defeating Bologna 3-0 at San Siro, ended a run of three seasons without European football.

Gerard Deulofeu found the opener 69 minutes into a nervy encounter and Keisuke Honda swiftly added a second before Gianluca Lapadula confirmed the outcome in stoppage time.

  • Lazio 1 – 3 Inter

Inter Milan came back from a goal down to beat fourth-placed Lazio 3-1 and end an eight-match winless streak. After a penalty from Keita Balde Diao gave Lazio the lead, Marco Andreolli levelled with a header, Wesley Hoedt scored an own goal and Eder added another for Inter.

Lazio ended with nine men after Keita and Senad Lulic each picked up two yellows.

  • Sassuolo 6 – 2 Cagliari

Both Sassuolo and Cagliari will finish in mid-table after an eight-goal thriller in Reggio Emilia, where the hosts ran out 6-2 victors.

Francesco Magnanelli, Domenico Berardi and Matteo Politano had Sassuolo three goals up inside just 13 minutes, with Marco Sau replying before Stefano Sensi made it 4-1 heading into the break.

The contest was closer in the second half as, after Pietro Iemmello continued his fine goal-scoring run with a penalty, Artur Ionita notched Cagliari’s second. On the stroke of full-time, though, substitute Alessandro Matri rubber-stamped a conclusive home win.

  • Genoa 2 – 1 Torino

Genoa secured their top-flight status with a 2-1 victory over Torino at the Marassi.

Luca Rigoni and Giovanni Simeone gave Grifone some reason to be cheerful towards the end of a dire campaign, with Adem Ljajic leaving it until late to grab a consolation goal for Torino.

  • Udinese 1 – 1 Sampdoria

Three players were sent off as Udinese and Sampdoria shared the points from a bad-tempered 1-1 draw.

Cyril Thereau blasted Udinese into an early lead but the Zebrette lost Rodrigo de Paul to a red card shortly after the restart.

Gabriel Silva’s foul on Luis Muriel allowed the latter to equalise from the penalty spot but the Colombia international’s overenthusiastic celebrations sparked a brawl.

Muriel — formerly on the books at the Dacia Arena — was dismissed for his role in the scuffle, with Udinese defender Danilo promptly following him down the tunnel.

ON SATURDAY 

  • Chievo verona 3 – 5 Roma

Roma closed the gap to Serie A leaders Juventus to a point after a thrilling 5-3 win at Chievo.

Luciano Spalletti’s side are second but Juventus will win the league if they beat relegation-threatened Crotone on Sunday.

Roma survived a scare though as they twice fell behind in the first half.

A Chievo victory would have handed the title to Juventus and Lucas Castro made made it 1-0 when he converted from close range, but Stephan El Shaarawy levelled from the edge of the box after 28 minutes.

Roberto Inglese restored Chievo’s lead when he headed past Wojciech Szczesny eight minutes before the break.

But Mohamed Salah equalised again to make it 2-2 at the break before El Shaarawy put Roma ahead for the first time after 58 minutes.

Salah fired into the bottom corner for 4-2 and Edin Dzeko scored his 28th league goal of the season with seven minutes left when he drilled in from outside the box to put Roma in control.

Inglese then scored with three minutes left to pull a goal back for Chievo, who are set to finish in mid-table.

Napoli s enjoyed a 4-1 win over Fiorentina.

They we

re two points behind Juve following victory — thanks to two goals from Dries Mertens and strikes from Kalidou Koulibaly and Lorenzo Insigne — and one adrift of Roma with avoidance of the Champions League playoff round at stake.

But defeat dented Fiorentina’s Europa League hopes as they failed to make up ground on AC Milan and sit seventh having played a game more.

Koulibaly opened the scoring after eight minutes, bundling in from close range, and Napoli almost doubled their lead when Mertens hit the post after 26 minutes.

They did make it 2-0 nine minutes before the break when Insigne converted Mertens’ pass and Mertens scored himself 12 minutes after the re-start, stabbing in after Ciprian Tatarusanu fumbled Insigne’s effort.

Josip Ilicic did pull a goal back for the visitors but Mertens wrapped up victory with a fourth when he embarrassed Gonzalo Rodriguez and tapped in after Insigne’s shot was saved.

Serie A results  – Juventus beaten by Roma; Inter lose; Joe Hart concedes five goals as Napoli thrash Torino

Inter 1 – 2 Sassuolo

Bologna 3 – 1 Pescara

Cagliari 3 – 2 Empoli

Crotone 1 – 0 Udinese

Palermo 1 – 0 Genoa

Sampdoria 1 – 1 ChievoVerona

Torino 0 – 5 SSC Napoli

Roma 3 – 1 Juventus


  • Roma 3 – 1 Juventus

​Juventus missed the chance to seal their sixth consecutive Serie A title as they lost to second-placed Roma.

Roma came from behind to win 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico and keep alive their own outside hopes of lifting the Scudetto.

Juventus needed just a point to secure the title with two matches to spare and took the lead on 21 minutes through Mario Lemina.

Roma, though, soon levelled when Daniele de Rossi stabbed the ball past Gianluigi Buffon from close range.

The Giallorossi turned the match around in the second half when Stephan El Shaarawy’s low shot crept into the bottom corner on 56 minutes and Radja Nainggolan then crashed home a third.

Luciano Spalletti’s men moved back above Napoli and four points behind Juve with two matches left.

The Bianconeri, meanwhile, must now regroup for their return to the Stadio Olimpico in Wednesday night’s Coppa Italia final against Lazio and then look to secure the Scudetto at home to relegation-threatened Crotone.

  • Inter 1 – 2 Sassuolo

Inter Milan’s forgettable campaign continued with a 2-1 home defeat by Sassuolo, during which some of the home fans walked out in protest.

Coach Stefano Pioli had been sacked earlier in the week after just six months in charge, with Stefano Vecchi promoted from his role in the youth team to caretaker for the Nerazzurri’s final three matches.

The change in the dugout made little difference on the pitch as Inter slumped to a fourth straight defeat.

By the time Pietro Iemmello made the most of some poor defending to put Sassuolo ahead after 36 minutes, a large section of the Curva Nord was left empty, with a banner declaring “seeing as you don’t deserve our support, today we say bye to you and go and eat.”

Sassuolo doubled their advantage five minutes into the second half when Iemmello knocked in a cross from Pol Lirola, before Inter substitute Eder pulled one back with a deflected drive.

  • Torino 0 – 5 SSC Napoli

Joe Hart was beaten five times as Napoli thrashed Torino to boost their chances of earning a spot in the Champions League group stages.

Jose Callejon slotted home an early opener, with Lorenzo Insigne smashing home a second after an hour.

Dries Mertens then beat Hart at his near post to finish a good move, before Callejon got his second and Piotr Zielinski completed the rout.

Crotone boosted their hopes of pulling out of the relegation zone with a 1-0 win over Udinese.

Swedish midfielder Marcus Rohden’s 18th-minute effort was the only goal of the game as the hosts moved within a point of Empoli.

  • Cagliari 3 – 2 Empoli

Empoli went down 3-2 at Cagliari despite a second-half fightback.

Cagliari had looked home and dry when leading 3-0 at half-time following an early goal from Marco Sau and a brace by midfielder Diego Farias.

But with 11 minutes left, Miha Zajc crashed the ball into the top corner before the Slovenian midfielder picked out Massimo Maccarone for a tap in, but Giovanni Martusciello’s side could not conjure an equaliser.

  • Bologna 3 – 1 Pescara

Mattia Destro scored twice as Bologna beat bottom club Pescara 3-1.

Di Francesco got Bologna’s second goal, while 

Bahebeck levelled for Pescara temporarily. 

  • Palermo 1 – 0 Genoa

A looping header from Andrea Rispoli saw relegated Palermo pull off a surprise 1-0 win against Genoa, who are not yet out of trouble.

  • Crotone 1 – 0 Udinese

Crotone boosted their hopes of pulling out of the relegation zone with a 1-0 win over Udinese.

  • Sampdoria 1 – 1 ChievoVerona

Roberto Inglese cancelled out Fabio Quagliarella’s opener as Sampdoria drew 1-1 with Chievo.

On Saturday 

Fiorentina 3 – 2 Lazio

Atalanta 1 – 1 AC Milan


  • Atalanta 1 – 1 AC Milan

Gerard Deulofeu spared AC Milan’s blushes with a last-gasp goal, but at full-time it was their opponents Atalanta who were jubilantly celebrating the point from a 1-1 draw.

The result guarantees the Bergamo club’s return to European competition after a 26-year absence as they cannot now be dislodged from fifth place over the last two games of the season.

Indeed, Gian Piero Gasperini’s men still harbour ambitions of breaking into the top four and were set on their way to closing to within two points of Lazio by Andrea Conti.

The Nerazzurro right-back was best placed to exploit Gianluigi Donnarumma’s poor attempt to collect Leonardo Spinazzola’s cross one minute before half-time, and Atalanta were deservedly ahead.

Milan’s teenage goalkeeper Donnarumma spent the second half under siege and his colleagues eventually repaid him for his efforts when Deulofeu beat Atalanta stopper Etrit Berisha in the 88th minute. The on-loan Everton winger made it a fourth straight away draw for the ailing Rossoneri.

  • Fiorentina 3 – 2 Lazio

Lazio’s determined bid to gatecrash the Champions League places was thwarted as Fiorentina recovered to beat them 3-2 at Stadio Artemio Franchi on Saturday evening.

Simone Inzaghi’s men have played catch-up with top-three clubs Juventus, Roma and Napoli all season long but a three-game winning streak had brought them within seven points of the Azzurri.

After a goalless first half, Balde Keita Diao’s 55th-minute opener – his 15th Serie A goal in 2016-17 – temporarily narrowed Napoli’s advantage to four points.

The Senegalese striker turned Luis Alberto’s pass beyond Ciprian Tatarusanu before wheeling away in celebration. However, Khouma Babacar levelled proceedings with a header on 67 minutes.

Fiorentina, who still harbour hopes of qualifying for the Europa League, turned the game on its head when substitute Nikola Kalinic converted Cristian Tello’s saved shot in the 73rd minute.

Cristiano Lombardi then inadvertently doubled the Tuscans’ lead – also confirming their eventual victory – with an own goal as he tried to clear a rebounding Kalinic effort.

Lazio were certainly not ready to roll over and give up and 20-year-old midfielder Alessandro Murgia ensured a nervy finale with his headed finish from a Luis Alberto cross nine minutes from time.

Seria A Results

Inter vs juventus Derby D'Italia ended in a stalemate 0-0.
Inter vs juventus Derby D’Italia ended in a stalemate 0-0.

Inter Milan missed the chance to go top of Serie A as they were held 0-0 by champions Juventus in the Derby d’Italia.

The result sees Inter go level with second placed Roma on 17 points, one behind Fiorentina. Juventus remain 14th after a poor start to their season.

Gonzalo Higuain struck the winner 15 minutes from time as Napoli beat leaders Fiorentina 2-1 at the San Paolo stadium to clinch their third straight league win.

Lorenzo Insigne put Napoli ahead one minute after the re-start before Nikola Kalinic pulled the Viola level in the 73rd minute.

Napoli hit straight back two minutes later when Higuain stole the ball and played a one-two with Dries Mertens before hitting a left-footed shot past Fiorentina goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu.

The defeat in Naples, only Fiorentina’s second of the campaign, ended their five-match winning run in Italy’s top flight.

Sassuolo defeated Lazio 2-1 to end the Rome club’s three-match winning run.

Domenico Berardi ‘s seventh-minute penalty, awarded after Lazio’s Senad Lulic fouled Paolo Cannavaro, put the hosts ahead.

Sassuolo doubled their lead on the hour when Simone Missiroli pounced on a loose ball and drilled a 15-yard strike past visiting goalkeeper Federico Marchetti.

Lazio reduced the arrears seven minutes later when Keita set up Felipe Anderson in the area and his diagonal shot found the back of the net.

Frosinone scored twice in the second half to down Sampdoria 2-0 and clinch their second win.

The hosts took a 53rd-minute lead thanks to Luca Paganini’s header from Danilo Soddimo’s cross and they doubled their advantage two minutes later when Federico Dionisi struck a right-footed shot from 20 yards.

Samp, who had seen Luis Muriel’s shot hit the post in the sixth minute, could not find a way back and fell to their third defeat of the season.

Udinese substitute Cyril Thereau scored an equaliser six minutes from time to deny hosts Hellas Verona their first win of the campaign in a 1-1 draw.

Hellas, after Udinese’s Molla Wague brought down Luca Siligardi in the area, took a 41st minute lead when Giampaolo Pazzini converted the penalty.

The Friuli club got back on level terms when Hellas goalkeeper Rafael failed to get a touch on Bruno Fernandes’ cross and Thereau headed the ball into the back of the net.

Substitute Panagiotis Tachtsidis struck a winner at the death as 10-man Genoa clinched a thrilling 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Chievo.

Alberto Paloschi silenced the crowd in Genoa when he put Chievo ahead in the opening minute.

The Grifoni’s Leonardo Pavoletti equalised 12 minutes later with a six-yard shot before team-mate Serge Gakpe put the hosts ahead for the first time in the 17th minute with a long-range attempt.

Genoa suffered a blow when Blerim Dzemaili was shown his second yellow card nine minutes after the re-start following a late challenge on Perparim Hetemaj and Chievo took advantage – pulling level in the 77th minute with substitute Sergio Pellisier’s tap-in.

Atalanta brushed aside Carpi 3-0 to maintain their unbeaten run at home.

Mauricio Pinilla’s close-range header from Maximiliano Moralez’s cross put the Bergamaschi on their way in the seventh minute.

The hosts doubled their lead two minutes before the break when Alejandro Gomez’s hard drive from outside the area beat goalkeeper Vid Belec. Luca Cigarini all but sealed victory in the 63rd minute when he converted a penalty after Pinilla was brought down in the area by Carpi defender Igor Bubnjic.

Basement boys Bologna slumped to their seventh defeat in eight league games this season as they lost 1-0 at home to Palermo.

Franco Vazquez scored the only goal of the game in the 23rd minute, taking a touch to control Oscar Hiljemark’s pass inside from the left of the area before poking his finish beyond goalkeeper Antonio Mirante.

Bologna 0 – 1 Palermo

Atalanta 3 – 0 Carpi

Frosinone 2 – 0 Sampdoria

Genoa 3 – 2 ChievoVerona

Hellas Verona 1 – 1 Udinese

Sassuolo 2 – 1 Lazio

SSC Napoli 2 – 1 Fiorentina

Inter 0 – 0 Juventus