The Italian Serie A after Round 5 – Points are dropped by the defending champions.


A six-goal thriller between Milan and Roma ended AC Milan’s winning streak in the opening rounds at 4 games. AC Milan keeps top spot.
The round was opened and closed with a 6-goal thriller. Sassuolo and Torino opened the round with a 3-3 draw, and AC Milan and Roma closed it with a 3-3 draw.
Sassuolo and Napoli and both Milan clubs are in the top four.
Juventus keep 5th place after dropping 2 points.
Atalanta are beaten and dropped out of the top four.

Parma moved out of the relegation zone.

Torino picked up their first point.


Sassuolo 3-3 Torino
Goal Scorers – Sassuolo – Filip Djuricic 71′ Vlad Chiriches 84′ Francesco Caputo 85′
Goal Scorers – Torino – Karol Linetty 33′ Andrea Belotti 77′ Sasa Lukic 79′

Atalanta 1-3 Sampdoria
Goal Scorers – Atalanta – Duvan Zapata 80′ (pen)
Goal Scorers – Sampdoria – Fabio Quagliarella 13′ Morten Thorsby 59′ Jakub Jankto 90+2′

Genoa 0-2 Inter Milan
Goal Scorers – Inter Milan – Romelu Lukaku 64′ Danilo D’Ambrosio 79′

Lazio 2-1 Bologna
Goal Scorers – Lazio – Luis Alberto 54′ Ciro Immobile 76′
Goal Scorers – Bologna – Lorenzo De Silvestri 90+1′

Cagliari 4-2 Crotone
Goal Scorers – Cagliari -Charalampos Lykogiannis 25′ Giovanni Simeone 35′ Riccardo Sottil 45′ João Pedro 84′
Goal Scorers – Crotone -Junior Messias 21′ Salvatore Molina 43′

Benevento 1-2 Napoli
Goal Scorers – Benevento – Roberto Insigne 30′
Goal Scorers – Napoli – Lorenzo Insigne 60′ Andrea Petagna 67′

Parma 2-2 Spezia
Goal Scorers – Parma Riccardo Gagliolo 34′ Juraj Kucka 90+3′(pen)
Goal Scorers – Spezia – Julian Chabot 28′ Kevin Agudelo 31′

Fiorentina 3-2 Udinese
Goal Scorers – Fiorentina – Gaetano Castrovilli 11′ 51′ Nikola Milenkovic 21′
Goal Scorers – Udinese – Stefano Okaka Chuka 43′ 86′

Juventus 1-1 Hellas Verona
Goal Scorers – Juventus – Dejan Kulusevski 78′
Goal Scorers – Hellas Verona – Andrea Favilli 60′

AC Milan 3-3 Roma
Goal Scorers – AC Milan – Zlatan Ibrahimovic 2′ 79′(pen0 Alexis Saelemaekers 47′
Goal Scorers – Roma – Edin Dzako 14′ Jordan Veretout 71′(pen) Marash Kumbulla 84′



Sassuolo have scored 3+ goals in their last 4 league matches.
The points were shared between Sassuolo and Torino on the opening night of the round.
After trailing for over 40 minutes, Sassuolo had the majority of the five goals that were scored in the final 20 minutes of regulation time to avoid defeat at home. Despite throwing away their lead, Torino can look at the positive side of picking up their first point of the season.

Fabio Quagliarella scored in his fourth consecutive league match for Sampdoria as his side secured a three straight league win from a 3-1 away win against Atalanta; making it a consecutive league defeat for Atalanta.

Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring in Inter Milan’s 2-0 victory at Genoa.

Ciro Immobile scored the winning goal for Lazio ended at three match winless run in the league through a 2-1 home win against Bologna.

Cagliari kicked off a winning streak after ending a winless start to their season in the previous round. Joao Pedro scored the insurance goal in the 84th-minute after his side took a narrow 3-2 lead to the break. On the other hand, Crotone are back to losing ways after breaking their losing streak with a draw against Juventus in the previous round.

Napoli scored two goals in the second half to overturn a 1-goal deficit from the first. About 7 minutes before Andrea Petagna scored the game winning goal, Lorenzo Insigne canceled out the lead Roberto Insigne had given Benevento. Excluding the deducted points for failing to travel against Juventus, Napoli are 100% wins in the Serie A.

Juraj Kucka converted a late penalty to see PArma avoid a league defeat at home against newly-promoted Spezia.

Gaetano Castrovilli scored a brace that included the winning goal for Fiorentina to get past Udinese with a 3-2 win.

Juventus dropped points against Hellas Verona.
Dejan Kulusevski came off the bench and got the equalizing goal for Juventus to avoid defeat at home. The result meant that Juventus hasn’t gotten the better of Hellas Verona in their last two meetings.

AC Milan dropped their first point of the season after Roma found a goal to even the score on three occasions to leave the San Siro with a point from a 3-3 draw with AC Milan.

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