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Serie A Saturday Action Recap: Milan is Red Again!

It was a hellish day in Serie A, as after weeks of low-scoring and uninspiring matches, Italian clubs are rediscovering their scoring prowess. But not all of them, with Juventus continuing to play under all expectations early in the season.

Let’s take a look at everything that happened in Serie A on Saturday.

Juventus is not convincing in a quiet draw with Fiorentina

Fiorentina and Juventus shared the spoils with a 1-1 draw at Artemio Franchi in the opening match of the Italian Serie A on Saturday.

Even without the outstanding striker Dusan Vlahovic, Massimiliano Allegri’s side took an early lead through vice-president Arkadiusz Milik, who has now scored in back-to-back league games for the team. Bianconeri.

The former Napoli player took advantage of Fiorentina’s defensive deficiencies to put Juventus ahead after ten minutes of the match, despite the visitor’s seemingly conservative style.

Interestingly, Milik knelt down to meet Philip Kostik’s low cross and pressed it past Pietro Terracciano with his stomach to give Torino an advantage.

However, Allegri’s defensive philosophy backfired on Juventus once again as Christian Kwame penalized the visitors for their unbiased attitude after Ricardo Sutil’s impressive work past the defenders.

Real Madrid’s loaned Luka Jovic rejected a golden opportunity to turn the match upside down at the end of the first half, as Mattia Perin denied the penalty thanks to an accidental veering off the post.

Despite breaking a stunning scoring duck at 448 minutes, Fiorentina wanted more in the second half but failed to break through the Juventus defence.

Meanwhile, despite maintaining their unbeaten start to the new Serie A season (W2, D3), Allegri’s side did not attempt a single shot on target in the second 45 minutes.

In the end, Fiorentina took their unbeaten home streak against Juventus at home to four consecutive games, their first achievement against the record-breaking Italian champions of the 21st century.

Derby della Madonnina belongs to AC

Milan had to wait more than a decade for two consecutive Serie A wins over arch-rivals Inter, but patience paid off as they declared their 3-2 victory at San Siro.

Things were not going well for Stefano Pioli’s side when Joaquin Correa scored against Marcelo Brozovic. The Croats took advantage of the highway in front of Mike Minyan’s goal to give Nerazzurri Leading 1-0 in the 21st minute.

However, as was so often the case during Simone Inzaghi’s tenure, last season’s Serie A runners-up immediately backed down to defend their meager but to no avail.

Milan responded immediately when Sandro Tonali intercepted Brozovic’s poor pass midway and pointed at Rafael Liao on a silver platter.

The Portuguese hit the ball past Samir Handanovic with a superb shot from inside the penalty area to secure a 1-1 draw in the first half.

Pioli’s men took off from where they had stopped quickly after the start of the second half, with last season’s derby della Madonnina champion Leao helping Olivier Giroud to score Milan’s second goal in the 54th minute.

To complete an out-of-this-world derby performance, last season’s Serie A player of the year cut his way past Alessandro Bastoni and Stefan de Vrij before defeating Handanovic with another quiet finish.

And Inter made a comeback after the introduction of Edin Gekko. The Bosnian striker reached the end of Mateo Darmian’s cross in the close corner and reduced the difference with his first instinctive touch.

But Inzaghi’s boys failed to score the very important third goal, only thanks to Mignan’s amazing save that increased Milan’s unbeaten streak to 21 games!

Napoli comes from behind to lead the Italian league

Napoli struggled to come back from 1-0 down and defeat Lazio 2-1 in a mouth-watering Serie A match at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday night.

former Parthenobi Coach Maurizio Sarri enjoyed a strong start to the match as Mattia Zacani found the bottom corner of Alex Meret’s goal just four minutes into the match.

Luciano Spalletti’s side took some time to recover from an early shock, but signing Kim Min Jae in the summer with a header in the 37th minute to lay a lifeline for the visitors.

Napoli took control of the second half, Victor Osimhen, and hit the post and the new cult hero of Naples, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. The fire inexplicably caught on from six yards.

However, the Georgia winger replaced himself soon after as his resounding attempt from the edge of the penalty area left Lazio goalkeeper Ivan Providel without a chance in the 61st minute.

It was the end result that saw Napoli move temporarily to the top of the Serie A and Champions League table Bianconcelesti He suffers his first defeat in the league this season.

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