Serie A Game Week 2 Review: Difficult start for Juventus

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serie a week 2 juventus milan vs empoli soccer 2015AC Milan registered their first win under Sinisa Mihajlovic’s management as they followed up a 2-0 opening weekend loss to Fiorentina with a 2-1 win over Empoli and moved to 12th spot in the standings. Their performance wasn’t entirely convincing, but they will be buoyed by the fact that their close season signings Carlos Bacca and Luiz Adriano were both on the scoresheet.

Sassuolo are one of the five teams in Serie A this season that have won their first two fixtures. After defeating Napoli in their first league game of the season, the Neroverdi registered a narrow 1-0 win against Bologna. After the high of beating Juventus in their opening game, Udinese were brought to the ground with a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Palermo.

A goal each from Daniele Baselli, Fabio Quagliarella and Emiliano Moretti gave Torino a 3-1 win over Fiorentina which moved them to second spot in the league standings, whereas La Viola are now tenth in the table after a win and a loss each.

Napoli were beaten 2-1 by Sassuolo in their opening league fixture and after drawing 2-2 against Sampdoria, they are left looking for their first three points of the season.

Chieveo Verona thrashed Lazio 4-0 to become the surprise league leaders early in the season. They were 3-1 winners over Empoli in their opening game. Chievo’s neighbours Hellas Verona were defeated 2-0 by Genoa and have been left looking for the first win of the 2015/15 league campaign.

Following his return to Serie A, albeit on a loan deal from Manchester City, Stevan Jovetic has enjoyed resurgence in form and he put Inter Milan ahead in the 31st minute against newly-promoted Carpi. The minnows mounted a comeback and were rewarded with an 81st minute goal, but their failure to defend appropriately saw them concede a late penalty which was duly put away by Jovetic to secure all three points for the Nerazzurri.

Inter have brought in a number of players this summer and on the transfer deadline day they added Felipe Melo, Alex Telles and Adem Ljajic to their ranks to further bolster their squad. They will surely be looking for a spot in the Champions League come the season’s end.

A goal each from Alejandro Gomez and Guglielmo Stendardo gave Atalanta a 2-0 win over Serie A new boys Frosinone on Sunday in Bergamo and as a consequence of two consecutive losses Forisnone are second from bottom in the league standings. They will need to raise their game considerably if they are to prolong their stay in the top flight of the Italian football.

Juventus have endured a difficult start to their league campaign and after suffering an unexpected 1-0 defeat to Udinese on the opening weekend, they were handed a 2-1 defeat by title rivals Roma. The Old Lady are still looking for their first point of the 2015/16 campaign and after two successive losses they are lying just above the relegation zone in 17th.