ITALIAN SERIE A
The Milan teams continue to lead the way with a point separating Inter Milan from the top of the league.
Juventus remain 4 points from the top.
Roma fell further away from the other three in the ‘top four’ after a thrashing against Atalanta. (Atalnata moved up to 7th and three points from the top four).
Roma kept their place in the ‘top four’ because Napoli also suffered an away defeat.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – 12 goals
Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) – 11 goals
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan) – 10 goals.
Fiorentina 1-1 Hellas Verona
Goal Scorers – Fiorentina – Dusan Vlahovic 19(pen)
Goal Scorers – Hellas Verona – Miguel Veloso 8′(pen)
Sampdoria 3-1 Crotone
Goal Scorers – Sampdoria – Mikkel Damsgaard 26′ Jakub Jankto 36′ Fabio Quagliarella 65′ Goal Scorers – Crotone – Simy 45+1′(pen)
Parma 0-4 Juventus
Goal Scorers – Juventus – Dejan Kulusevski 23′ Cristiano Ronaldo 26′ 48′ Alvaro Morata 86′
Torino 1-1 Bologna
Goal Scorers – Torino – Simone Verdi 69′
Goal Scorers – Bologna – Roberto Soriano 78′
Benevento 2-0 Genoa
Goal Scorers – Benevento – Roberto Insigne 57′ Marco Sau 89′(pen)
Cagliari 1-1 Udinese
Goal Scorers – Cagliari – Charalambos Lykogiannis 27′
Goal Scorers – Udinese – Kevin Lasagna 57′
Inter Milan 2-1 Spezia
Goal Scorers – Inter Milan – Achraf Hakimi 52′ Romelu Lukaku 71′(pen)
Goal Scorers – Spezia – Roberto Piccoli 90+4′
Sassuolo 1-2 AC Milan
Goal Scorers – Sassuolo – Domenico berardi 89′
Goal Scorers – AC Milan – Rafael Leap 1′ Alxis Saelemaekers 26′
Atalanta 4-1 Roma
Goal Scorers – Atalanta – Duvan Zapata 59′ Robin Gonsens 70′ Luis Muriel 72′ Josip Ilicic 85′
Goal Scorers – Roma – Edin Dzeko 3′
Lazio 2-0 Napoli
Goal Scorers – Lazio – Ciro Immobile 9′ Luis Alberto 56′
A 1-1 draw between Fiorentina and Hellas Verona; with each side getting their goal from the penalty spot.
Sampdoria made it a back-to-back win in the league with a 3-1 home victory against struggling Crotone.
Cristiano Ronaldo contributed a brace to Juventus dominant win at Parma.
Torino and Bologna shared the points from a ‘1-1’ draw in Turin.
Benevento picked up their first win in five matches to stretch Genoa’s winless run in the league to 12 games.
A ‘1-1’ draw at Cagliari keeps Udinese unbeaten in the league since defeat to the league leader (6 games). Cagliari are without a win in the league since their victory against Sampdoria (6 games).
Both Inter Milan and AC Milan were 2-1 winners.
Rafael Leao scored the fastest goal in the league’s history to put AC Milan up in the opening 6 seconds of their match against Sassuolo. Could have been 3-0 at the break if VAR has not ruled out Calhanoglu’s goal was offside. Domenico Berardi pulled one back for the home side in the 89th-minute to make Alexis Saelemaekers goal the winning goal for AC Milan to keep their lead in the title race.
It took Inter Milan some time to get in front against Spezia. In the end, Romelu Lukaku’s conversion of a penalty into goal in the 71st-minute ensured a 2-1 home victory for Inter Milan.
As things stand in the Serie A, when Roma loses, it is by 4 goals. Atalanta found 4 goals in the second half to overturn an early deficit against Roma.
Lazio are three points off Champions League qualifying spot in the league after a 2-0 home win against Napoli. The result was Lazio’s first league win in three games and a consecutive league defeat for Napoli.