There was plenty of action in Serie A on Sunday, as we take a look at everything that has happened in Italy’s football venues. While Atalanta failed to live up to expectations, Bologna bounced back on the back of a management shift.
Without further ado, let’s move on to Sunday’s summary.
Unmasked Atalanta drops points against Cremonese
Serie A kicked off on Sunday at Joyce Stadium, with fourth-placed Atalanta and newly promoted Cremonese sharing the spoils in a tough 1-1 draw.
After a goalless first half, coach Gian Piero Gasperini’s side went in every sense of the word in pursuit of a very important deadlock and found it through Merih Demiral midway through the second half.
Teun Koopmeiners hit the ball from the free kick, and the ex-Juventus defender curled his net back to hit the ball. in dia deserved leadership.
Atalanta thought they had a fifth win in six Serie A matches in the bag, before conceding a net four minutes later when Emmanuel Valeri tapped the rebound to give Cremonese their second straight draw.
While visitors could be more than happy to come home another point, Gasperini’s men missed a golden opportunity to go on their own to the top of the rankings.
Bologna beat Fiorentina in their first match in the post-Mihajlovic era
Days after coach Sinisa Mihajlovic was sacked, Bologna’s bottom half triumphed 2-1 at home to Fiorentina to end a poor start from five Serie A matches (D3, L2).
Both teams had the opportunity to score in the first 45 minutes, but Renato Dallara’s fans had to wait until the 54th minute to score the superb goal.
Unfortunately for the fan base at home, viola It was led by Lucas Martinez-Quarta, who put the ball into the empty net after Ricardo Sabonara’s superb pass.
However, it took blue red Just five minutes to respond as Musa Barrow ran behind his marker and put the ball past Pietro Terracciano with a perfect finishing touch.
Bologna’s lightning match was very hot for Vincenzo Italiano’s side, as superstar striker Marko Arnautovic rebounded on Denis Cassius’ cross at the far post to complete the comeback.
The newcomers share the spoils of the Via del Mare
Lecce and Monza tied 1-1 at the Stadio Via del Mare in a thrilling duel between the two newly promoted clubs, both looking for their first Serie A win of the season.
Both teams headed into action in pursuit of big wins, with the visiting team Monza losing their first five league games 13-2 on aggregate.
Giovanni Stropa’s men looked eager to challenge their fearsome start to the league from the start and were rewarded for their effort in the 35th minute when Stefano Sensi led them up front.
Despite his poor lead into the break, Monza collapsed just three minutes into the second half as Juan Gonzalez Lecce equalized with a shot from inside the penalty area.
and lobby They thought they could get away with all three points as they got a late penalty. But after consulting with the side court observer, referee Luca Barreto canceled his first call.
Udinese comes from behind to defeat Sassuolo
Flying high, Udinese came back from 1-0 down in the first half to beat underperforming Sassuolo 3-1 at Mapei Stadium, extending their Serie A winning streak to four games.
After a landslide 4-0 victory over its guest AS Roma last time, the Friulians The pitch was fought with high expectations, but David Frattisi’s first-half opener slashed her wings.
But Ruan Tessoldi’s straight red at halftime threw Andrea Sottil’s outfit a lifeline, embracing him with wide open arms.
Udinese’s relentless attacks in the second half failed to pay off as Sassuolo kept the lines together before introducing towering striker Beto.
Less than ten minutes after joining the fray, the Brazilian superstar headed home Roberto Pereira’s cross to equalize the score and set the tone for the visitors’ impressive comeback.
Lazar Samardzic fired a thunderbolt from the edge of the penalty area in the 91st minute to give Udinese the advantage before Beto doubled his tally with a first-class finish.
Lazio back to winning ways thanks to Ciro
Lazio defeated stubborn Hellas Verona 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico despite a relatively disappointing performance.
Encouraged by Feyenoord’s 4-2 midweek European League defeat, Biancocelesti He’s back in Serie A winning ways after losing 2-1 at home to Napoli last weekend.
The evenly equal first half failed to score, although Maurizio Sarri’s team came close to scoring through Toma Pesek, whose long-range shot hit the left post.
While Verona spent most of the second half as a spectator, trying to defend a point, Ciro Immobile advanced again powerfully to break the dryness of the goal with a powerful header at the far post in the 68th minute.
Lazio dominated the rest of the match and eventually managed to put the second goal on the board as Luis Alberto hit the net from the edge of the penalty area to seal the deal for the hosts.