Juventus and Torino went head-to-head at the Juventus Stadium in the Turin derby on Saturday to kick-off the 11th week of action in Serie A. Paul Pogba – who has thus far failed to replicate his last year’s superlative displays – put the hosts ahead with a 19th minute, but the visitors drew level courtesy of a Cesare Bovo goal in the 51st minute. The match appeared to be heading to a draw, until Pogba set up Juan Cuadrado for a 93rd minute winner to break the hearts of the travelling Torino supporters. The Old Lady have now moved to tenth in the league table with a tally of 15 points from their first 11 league games.
In a top of the table clash, Inter Milan defeated Roma 1-0 courtesy of a first half Gary Medel strike. Roberto Mancini’s men played host to the Italian capital outfit at the San Siro and registered a narrow win that helped them go level on points with Fiorentina at the top of the league standings. Roma, who started the game in first in the table, have now slipped in third but remain only a point adrift of the top spot.
Ante Rebic, Gonzalo Rodriguez, Khouma Babacar and Mario Suarez all scored in the first half for Fiorentina as they defeated Frosinone 4-1. The win moved Paulo Sousa’s side atop the table as they attempt to win the title in what is shaping up to be an open race for the title in the Italian top flight.
Bologna were 3-0 winners over Atalanta but remain in the relegation zone in 18th, while Carpi remain rock-bottom after they were held to a scoreless draw by Hellas Verona at the Alberto Braglia.
Napoli’s five-match winning run was brought to a halt by Genoa as the Neapolitans played out a scoreless draw away from home. Maurizio Sarri’s men are now fourth in the table with a haul of 22 points from their first 11 games in the league campaign.
Udinese and Sassuolo also played out a 0-0 draw at the Stadio Friuli on Sunday. The result sees Udinese in 15th while Sassuolo occupies the fifth spot in the table.
A goal apiece from Andrea Bertolacci, Philippe Mexes and Carlos Bacca helped AC Milan register their first win away at Lazio in six years and hauled the Rossoneri up to sixth in the table with their tally of 19 points from six games. Sinisa Mihajlovic endured a difficult start to the season as Milan boss, but their performances have improved since and they remain unbeaten in their last four outings, winning the last three. The AC Milan faithful will hope that their ongoing form continues and they remain in contention for a spot in next season’s Champions League with a top three finish in the league this season.
Eder put Sampdoria ahead in the eighth minute before Roberto Inglese equalised for Chievo Verona as the two teams shared points after a 1-1 draw.
Meanwhile, a Riccardo Saponara goal handed all three points to Empoli against Palermo.