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Both Milan teams were beaten, while Juventus continues to struggle.

ITALIAN SERIE A round 7

Sept. 16.
Salernitana 1-2 Leece

Sept. 17.
Bologna 0-1 Empoli
Spezia 2-1 Sampdoria
Torino 0-1 Sassuolo

Sept. 18.
Udinese 3-1 Inter Milan
Cremonese 0-4 Lazio
Fiorentina 2-0 Hellas Verona
Monza 1-0 Juventus
Roma 0-1 Atalanta
AC Milan 1-2 Napoli

Napoli and Atalanta lead the title race with 17 points.
Udinese is just a point behind the two.

Both Milan clubs are out of the ‘top 4’ after AC Milan dropped two positions down to 5th, while Inter Milan dropped a position down to 7th.
Both Milan clubs suffered a defeat this round.

Udinese beating Inter Milan would’ve been the shock result of the round if newly-promoted Monza had not gotten their first win of the season by beating Juventus.

LEAGUE STANDINGS

1| Napoli – 17 points
2| Atalanta – 17 points
3| Udinese – 16 points
4| Lazio – 14 points
5| AC Milan – 14 points
6| Roma – 13 points
7| Inter Milan – 12 points
8| Juventus – 10 points
9| Torino – 10 points
10| Fiorentina – 9 points
11| Sassuolo – 9 points
12| Spezia – 8 points
13| Salernitana – 7 points
14| Empoli – 7 points
15| Lecce – 6 points
16| Bologna – 6 points
17| Hellas Verona – 5 points
18| Monza – 4 points
19| Cremonese – 2 points
20| Sampdoria – 2 points


Salernitana followed a point gained in Turin against Juventus to handing Lecce their first win of the season. Gabriel Strefezza scored in the 83rd minute to get Lecce their first win of the season through a 2-1 away win against Salernitana.

Taking the lead in the 5th minute from Nicolo Barella’s freekick goal did not prevent Inter Milan from suffering their third league defeat of the season. Udinese came from a goal down to pick up three points and open a 4-point gap on Inter Milan.
Udinese is unbeaten in the league since their defeat in the opening round to AC Milan. They’ve now won their last 5 league matches. Before these results, Udinese’s last victory against Inter Milan was a ‘3-1’ win in 2017 at the San Siro.

Christian Gytkjær scored in the 74th minute to get newly-promoted Monza their first win of the season against Juventus.
Monza wins their first league game of the season by handing Juventus a first league defeat of the season. Monza followed their first point of the season (1-1 with Lecce), with their first win on the season (1-0 against Juventus).
After dropping points in consecutive league games and also losing both of their Champions League matches, many would’ve thought that a newly-promoted Monza team that had been without a point until the previous round was going to be the ideal opponent for Juventus to get back on the winning track.
Granted that Juventus had to play the entirety of the season half and a bit of the first with 10 men (Angel Di Maria was sent off in the 40th minute), a team with Monza’s form and profile should not have found a way to three points.

Cremonese’s search for their first league win goes into the 8th round.
Just like in their previous meeting in 2020 Coppa Italia (Round of 16), Lazio was 4-0 winners against Cremonese.

Atalanta stayed unbeaten with a win in Rome.
Giorgio Scalvani’s goal in the 35th minute got Atalanta a ‘1-0’ win against Roma.

Napoli stretched their unbeaten run into the 8th round while ending AC Milan’s unbeaten start to the Serie A season.
Giovanni Simeone replaced Giacomo Raspadori in the 66th minute and scored the winning goal for Napoli 12 minutes later to restore Napoli’s lead after Olivier Giroud eve the score for AC Milan in the 69th minute to cancel the lead Matteo Politano had given Napoli from the penalty spot in the 55th minute.


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