Italian Serie A ’18-19 – Highlights: Torino Hold Off Inter Milan
These are the next 7 matches of Match Day 2 of 38. The highlights are appended below the points table. In case, you missed the first two matches click here.
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Match 3 of 10: SPAL vs Parma
Result: 1 – 0
- SPAL: Mirco Antenucci 49′
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- In an otherwise tight match, SPAL’s Mirco Antenucci’s 2nd half goal proved to be the difference between the two sides.
- In the starting minutes of the first half, SPAL appeared to be quite dominant in their attacks and ball possession. Meanwhile, Parma were also taking their chances with free kicks.
- Several corner tries were taken by SPAL, one of which was missed by Mohamed Fare who missed the post from his left footed shot from outside the box.
What a fantastic volley from Antenucci to give SPAL the win against Parma.
2 games, 2 wins, Leonardo Semplici continues his impressive work
— Elio Salerno (@eliosalerno87) 26 August 2018
- In the dying moments of the first half, Parma got a chance from a corner, however it was not successful.
- The first half ended with the score being 0-0. Four minutes into the 2nd half, Manuel Lazzari’s excellent cross found Mirco who struck a right footed shot into the goal.
- Parma aimed to equalise as Roberto Inglese tried to head the ball into the net but failed in his attempt.
It’s been a fantastic start to the season for Mohamed Fares! Two starts and two wins for Spal in Serie A have given them maximum points so far. Hopefully he will be playing for Algeria again soon. ???? pic.twitter.com/bkLpCD96ug
— DZ Football (@DZFootball_en) 26 August 2018
- In the last 20 minutes, yellow cards began to roll out as SPAL remained consistent in their defence while, Parma were conceding fouls in desperate hopes to equalize.
- In the last 10 minutes both sides tried their luck, with SPAL aiming to double their lead and Parma continuing their search for a goal.
@spalferrara win their opening 2 Serie A games for only the second time in their history. The first time came way back in the 1959/60 season. It’s also back to back clean sheets. Impressive start #SPAL #SpalParma #SerieA
— Marco Vidoretti? (@RobyBagg10) 26 August 2018
- But not team achieved their objective as the match ended with SPAL winning the match.
Match 4 of 10: Inter Milan vs Torino
Result: 2 – 2
- Inter Milan: Ivan Perisic 6′, Stefan de Vrij 32′
- Torino: Andrea Belotti 55′, Soualiho Meite 68′
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- In the event that the initial 45 minutes were any pointer, Inter Milan had the amusement well close by account of first half strikes from Ivan Perisic and Stefan De Vrij.
- But, a football game has two parts and it was in the 2nd half that Torino rolled out the fundamental hostile improvements to drive a more grounded assault which yielded two goal and a 2-2 draw with the Nerazzurri at the San Siro.
Full-time: Inter Milan 2-2 Torino.@Inter_en were held to a 2-2 draw by Torino after they failed to protect their 2 nil lead. Milan is yet to register a win this season #SerieA pic.twitter.com/rUTOyO0Omq
— King Shaba (@DJShabaSA) 26 August 2018
- In the 1st half, Inter controlled ball possession by an edge of about 65-35, leaving Torino with little chance to do quite a bit of much else besides scramble to stop Internazionale’s ball development and assault on offense.
- Subsequent to being ruled in the primary half, Torino emerged cocked and locked somewhat harder in the second half as Tomás Rincon gave Torino its best exertion in the 50th moment, however Samir Handanovic was up to the assignment and dove away to gather the shot.
If I was Steven Zhang, I would be having a lot of visitors in my office over the next few days. This pressure is really not needed @inter. Especially considering we will more than likely get a very tough draw in the UCL.
— Jimmy Watson (@CurvaNordSoul) 26 August 2018
- The progressions at halftime settled for Torino when Andrea Belotti beat Danilo D’Ambrosio and could move Handanovic out of position to score in the 56th moment, slicing Internazionale’s prompt 2-1.
- About nine minutes after the fact, Matteo Politano had a splendid proceed onward assault and almost discovered Mauro Icardi streaking up the center, yet Politano’s cross cruised wide of Icardi’s make a plunge front of goal.
Useless team…U deserve to play in seria B… How can u draw this match…. From 2 nil up….
U will loose your next 3 games… USELESS TEAM…
— Obiba J.K (@kwadwoasamoah73) 26 August 2018
- At that point, in the 68th moment, Inter experienced issues getting out Torino’s endeavours and they paid the cost after Soualiho Meité originated from outside the territory and covered a shot directly past Handanovic in the base left of the objective to level the diversion.
- It denoted an entire turnaround of fortune from the main half to the second.
- Inter commanded ball possession to begin the diversion and it squared away in the seventh moment when Perisic bored a shot into the back of the net off a cross from Icardi.
The way things are looking @inter will be lucky to draw with Torino. There is no where to hide, for Spalletti or the players. 15 minutes to find the win. Only option.
— Jimmy Watson (@CurvaNordSoul) 26 August 2018
- The Nerazzurri kept on cutting off Torino as the midfield blend of Marcelo Brozovic, Kwadwo Asamoah (who at long last moved to one side) and Matias Vecino could wipe out space and close off any significant assault by Torino from the get-go.
- Protectively, Internazionale swarmed any potential assault by Andrea Beloti and Iago Falque. Truth be told, neither one of the players had in excess of a couple of contacts in the initial 25 minutes of the match.
2nd half goals by Andrea Belotti & Soualiho Meite saw Torino erase a 2-0 half-time deficit to force a 2-2 draw at Inter Milan. #SSFootball
— SuperSport Blitz (@SuperSportBlitz) 26 August 2018
- Politano’s set piece capacity squared away in the 32nd moment after his in-swinging shot went around Falque and off the head of Stefan De Vrij and into the back of the net to give Inter a 2-0 lead before halftime.
- Torino’s solitary hostile risk of the main half came in the 40th moment, yet a shot on by Lorenzo Di Silvestri was neatly dealt with by Internazionale goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.
- A couple of minutes before halftime, Falque had a set piece from simply outside the territory, yet his conveyance went wide of the objective and exhibited no peril.
Match 5 of 10: Fiorentina vs Chievo
Result: 6 – 1
- Fiorentina: Nikola Milenkovic 8′, Gerson 42′, Marco Benassi 49′, 69′, Federico Chiesa 71′, Giovanni Simeone 90+3′
- Chievo: Nenad Tomovic 76′
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- Fiorentina got off to the ideal beginning with a screamer from Milenkovic. The privilege back outmuscled his way past Emanuele Giaccherini and released a flat out ponder strike, which twisted far from Andrea Seculin.
- It was the Serbian’s first goal for the Viola and it’s dicey he will ever go onto score a superior one.
Marco Simeone’s son and Enrico Chiesa’s son have both scored tonight for Fiorentina and I am officially 104 years old.
— Heart & Hand (@ibroxrocks) 26 August 2018
- After a time of good play from the away side, Fiorentina sprung once more into life. The Viola multiplied the lead with just three minutes left to play in the half. As, after a whirlwind of chances Gerson figured out how to tap home and score a presentation goal.
- Four minutes into the 2nd half and Fiorentina al but sealed the match. Giovanni Simeone busted a gut to keep the ball in, after a fine pass by Gerson, who was a having a splendid match so far. Cholito crossed splendidly to Marco Benassi who decidedly headed home.
Fiorentina hit 6 in Serie A for the 1st time since the Batistuta days! It’s been a long 12 years since they recorded a 6-4 win over Padova at the Artemio Franchi. Claudio Ranieri led the likes of Toldo, Schwarz, Rui Costa & Batistuta that day #FiorentinaChievo #Fiorentina #SerieA
— Marco Vidoretti? (@RobyBagg10) 26 August 2018
- Fiorentina put the icing on the cake, after some extraordinary play by Gerson. The Brazilian slipped it through to Chiesa who completed well past Seculin.
- Not long after the Viola’s fourth goal and Chievo scored as Nenad Tomovic, headed home which gave his side a relief goal.
- To celebrate, he set up his fingers to show the one and three, motioning to the quantity of Davide Astori and this celebration was met with acclaim from the home fans.
By the way, if you extrapolate this result a bit, it’s pretty clear that Fiorentina are going to win Serie A by a country mile on goal difference. If you’re looking for a Serie A team to support, jump on the wagon now.
— Viola Nation ? (@Viola_Nation) 26 August 2018
- Some minutes later, Marco Benassi got his second and a fifth goal for Fiorentina! The midfielder cut inside and remained sublime as he opened it underneath the attendant.
- With his father in the stands, Cholito made it six profound into injury time as he crushed it underneath Seculin.
Match 6 of 10: Cagliari vs Sassuolo
Result: 2 – 2
- Sassuolo: Domenico Berardi 53′, Kevin-Prince Boateng 90+9′ (P)
- Cagliari: Leonardo Pavoletti 10′, 73′
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- Kevin-Prince Boateng changed over a delicate penalty with the last kick of the diversion to give Sassuolo a point after Leonardo Pavoletti’s Cagliari brace.
- The Neroverdi got off to the perfect begin, beating Scudetto contenders Inter, though the Sardinians were humiliated 2-0 by new young men Empoli.
- Joao Pedro who was still banned, participated in the stands by Luca Ceppitelli, Fabio Pisacane and Rafael, so ex-Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan got his Serie A introduction.
FT : A late Kevin-Prince Boateng penalty gave Sassuolo a 2-2 draw at Cagliari. Leonardo Pavoletti scored twice for Cagliari. Berardi took his goals tally to two out of two. Marlon saw red. #CagliariSassuolo 2-2
— CALCIO SQUARE (@calcio_square) 26 August 2018
- Sassuolo had won two of their last three gatherings with Cagliari, drawing the other, since a 4-3 spine chiller in Sardinia in December 2016. That run incorporated a 6-2 whipping at the Mapei Stadium in May 2017.
- It was a forceful Sassuolo beginning with Stefano Sensi driving an early spare, however Cagliari got through with their first shot. Simone Padoin nestled into cross for a trademark transcending Leonardo Pavoletti header.
Cagliari done by a 98th min goal ??
— Gaz (@GarysBets) 26 August 2018
- Ex-Barcelona protector Marlon made his Serie A presentation and promptly his last-dump handle avoided Marco Sau getting the second goal.
- Cagliari missed a flat out sitter on a Luca Cigarini corner, the free header into the ground and wide from six yards by Pavoletti.
- They were made to pay for that, in light of the fact that Sassuolo balanced straight after the restart. Stefano Sensi’s long ball over the best sent Domenico Berardi running and he responded speedier than the inside backs, terminating in one-on-one. Berardi had not discovered the net in two back to back Serie A recreations since August 2016.
Cagliari have scored 2 goals on 1 occasions, never going on to score a third. (last 10 Serie A matches)… https://t.co/dEy5xBX2B5
— Statbunker (@Live_SerieATim) 26 August 2018
- Cagliari reestablished their leeway with another Pavoletti projectile header from a Filip Bradaric corner.
- There was awful news for the hosts, as Artur Ionita fell clumsily following a mid-air impact and was stretchered off with a neck brace.
- Sassuolo debutant Marlon was sent off in stoppages for a second bookable offense, not a decent Serie A introduction for the ex-Barcelona defender.
- Profound into stoppages, VAR judged a Filippo Romagnoli taking care of offense to be deliberate and Boateng changed over the penalty to balance with the last kick of the amusement.
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