Italian Serie A ’18-19 – Highlights: Napoli Fall Behind Juventus
These are the last seven matches of Serie A, Match Day 3 of 38. The highlights are appended below the points table.
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Serie A – Match 4 of 10: Fiorentina vs Udinese
Result: 1 – 0
- Fiorentina: Marco Benassi 73′
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- Federico Chiesa ran the length of the pitch to set up Marco Benassi’s singing half-volley, as Fiorentina saw off Udinese.
- The Viola were overflowing with certainty after a 6-1 obliteration of Chievo and handled an unaltered XI, however Udinese had Rolando Mandragora suspended after he was gotten on camera expressing a godless expression – the most noticeably bad swearing in the Italian dialect – so Ignacio Pussetto was given his first beginning.
- Udinese have now lost their last 12 back to back treks to Florence, since a 2-1 triumph here in November 2007.
Agree. And Fiorentina win first two games which were always winnable, but had to be won if want to go for Europe. important to get a good start, build momentum and confidence as a young team, stands them in good sted for tougher opponents
— Carl Brace (@carl_brace) 2 September 2018
- It was a solid beginning from the hosts, however Marco Benassi’s first touch let him down from six yards on a glorious Federico Chiesa cross-field pass.
- Chiesa went on a momentous run from midfield, shaking off a few unpleasant handles until the point that the referee at last granted a free kick, from which Valentin Eysseric skimmed the close post.
- Eysseric endeavoured a bold overhead kick, however should have left the cross for Cristiano Biraghi in a superior position behind him and the finish went over the bar.
Took a wonderful goal to break down a stubborn Udinese side but two wins out of two for Fiorentina. Could hardly have been more different from last weekend. Boys from the Friuli had a game plan and stuck to it and almost got a point.
— Giancarlo Rinaldi (@ginkers) 2 September 2018
- Edimilson coincidentally gave it away in the last third, Rodrigo De Paul boring wide, however Chiesa kept on running at the Udinese guard and tried Simone Scuffet with an intense cross-shot at the close post.
- Benassi neglected to benefit as much as possible from a shrewd Eysseric slide-govern pass, terminating directly at Scuffet, while Biraghi skimmed from the edge of the box.
- The Viola at last got through because of a double snapshot of enchantment. A Udinese corner came to Chiesa, who flooded forward from his own half and moved through for Benassi, who figured out how to shoot the half-volley into the top of the net from a great degree tight angle.
This @Udinese_1896 side is by the way not a bad team. I have a suspicion they will cause problems for many. It’s back to an old-style #Udinese, young, hungry and pretty talented. I’m glad for this win. #fiorentina #ForzaViola
— Pal 💜 🇸🇪 🇳🇱 Viola Dreams (@DreamsInPurple) 2 September 2018
- It was his 3rd goal in two Serie A amusements this season.
- Chiesa nearly included another in the last moment, stinging Scuffet’s gloves at the close post.
Serie A – Match 5 of 10: Atalanta vs Cagliari
Result: 0 – 1
- Cagliari: Nicolo Barella 45′
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- Atalanta’s bad dream week closed with a 1-0 home thrashing to Cagliari, chosen by a redirected Nicolò Barella free kick.
- The Orobici needed to shake off the unpleasant dissatisfaction of losing the Europa League play-offs to FC Copenhagen on penalties, a couple of days before that mishandling a 3-1 lead at Roma to draw 3-3.
3 road points getting back what we gave away last week. Lots of Serie A teams are very bad and wins like these are huge. Still not sure if anyone will emerge offensively on this team but great early season result. #forzacagliari
— CagliariOffside (@CagliariOffside) 2 September 2018
- Josip Ilicic was still out of activity, joined by Rafael Toloi, Jose Luis Palomino and exhausted Papu Gomez, yet Emiliano Rigoni was started up after a support against the Giallorossi.
- Cagliari had a poor beginning to the battle, beaten by Empoli and held 2-2 at last by a Sassuolo penalty. Luca Ceppitelli was precluded through damage with Joao Pedro still suspended, yet Lucas Castro returned.
- Marten De Roon’s strike was redirected and Atalanta nearly scored specifically from the corner signal, yet Cagliari missed a sitter on 28 minutes.
Cagliari doing a good job of keeping Atalanta in their half
— Para (@Paracelsus) 2 September 2018
- Nicolo Barella’s cross discovered Marco Sau plain at the back post, he could have shot or pulled it back for his partners, however rather volleyed docilely over the six-yard box.
- Ali Adnan tried Alessio Cragno in goal and Duvan Zapata neglected to get on the finish of a Rigoni cross-shot, yet Cagliari led the pack in first half stoppages.
- Barella’s free kick was whipped in from a tight edge and took an avoidance off the head of Mario Pasalic to guarantee Etrit Berisha could not achieve it in the far best corner.
Cagliari winning every second ball rn pic.twitter.com/EMXPMJqNsl
— Para (@Paracelsus) 2 September 2018
- Papu Gomez was presented and Atalanta poured forward, Cragno tipping a Rigoni check off the head of Duvan Zapata, while the Robin Gosens screamer flashed inches wide.
- Atalanta tossed everything at Cagliari, yet the exhaustion of the 120 minutes and punishment shoot-out in Denmark inflicted significant damage.
Serie A – Match 6 of 10: Torino vs SPAL
Result: 1 – 0
- Torino: Nicolas Nkoulou 52′
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- Torino praised their first win of the season and finished SPAL’s ideal beginning, however the amusement was suspended for a hour because of a waterlogged pitch.
- The guests shockingly had a 100% record after two games and were yet to yield a goal, beating Bologna and Parma 1-0.
- The Granata’s outcomes were not as great as their exhibitions, losing last to Roma and battling once more from 2-0 down to draw with Inter. Lyanco and Cristian Ansaldi were out injured, while M’Baye Niang and Adem Ljajic were sold for this present week.
— Rob Gillman (@TorinoBlogger) 2 September 2018
- Andrea Belotti twice tried Alfred Gomis in the opening minutes under driving precipitation, however the official needed to put off the diversion for a hour from the eighteenth moment, as there were substantial puddles framing everywhere throughout the pitch.
- In the long run, the groups returned out and finished the match. SPAL emerged cocked and locked, as Jasmin Kurtic gestured simply off focus from a redirected Manuel Lazzari cross.
- After the half-time break, Iago Falque whipped in a cross for Belotti’s volley, constraining Gomis into another response spare, while SPAL lost Pasquale Schiattarella to injury.
TORINO: a 2-0 win leads to a spot in the championship at 7pm!!!
— SDB Academy (@sdbacademy) 2 September 2018
- Toro found a route through, Roberto Soriano’s corner discovering protector Nicolas N’Koulou for a transcending header.
- SPAL battled back, Mohamed Fares’ ball moving quickly over the front of goal with Kurtic just inches from reaching. Gomis denied Iago Falque from separation and Simone Zaza made his introduction for Torino following an exchange due date day move from Valencia.
- Kurtic remained the most perilous SPAL player and his free kick from a colossal separation was met by Salvatore Sirigu’s flying recovery. Ola Aina limped off with a strong issue and Zaza about scored on his presentation, scraping a free ball into the arms of Gomis.
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