Italian Serie A ’18-19 – Highlights: Cristiano Ronaldo Continues Dream Run

This are the first three matches of Serie A, Match Day 7 of 38. The highlights are appended below the points table.

Italian Serie A ’18-19 – Highlights: Atalanta Off To A Flying Start

Rank Name Won Draw Lost Points
1 Juventus 7 0 0 21
2 Napoli 5 0 2 15
3 Sassuolo 4 1 1 13
4 Inter Milan 4 1 2 13
5 Lazio 4 0 3 12
6 Roma 3 2 2 11
7 Fiorentina 3 1 2 10
8 Genoa 3 0 2 9
9 SPAL 3 0 3 9
10 Sampdoria 2 2 2 8

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Serie A 2018-19 – Full Schedule

Serie A – Match 1 of 10: Roma vs Lazio

Result: 3 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • Roma: Lorenzo Pellegrini 45′, Aleksandar Kolarov 71′, Federico Fazio 86′
  • Lazio: Ciro Immobile 67′

Match Statistics:

Roma Team Stats Lazio
17 Shots 16
7 Shots On Target 4
44% Possession 56%
340 Passes 431
80% Pass Accuracy 81%
11 Fouls 11
3 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
0 Offsides 5
8 Corners 9


Serie A

  • Lorenzo Pellegrini fell off the seat and changed Roma’s 3-1 prevail upon Lazio with a back-heel goal, an assist and procuring Aleksandar Kolarov’s free kick.
  • The Giallorossi beat Frosinone 4-0 on Wednesday, however were still under a great deal of weight, as it was their solitary win since the opening end of the week.
  • Edin Dzeko came back with the 4-2-3-1 formation, moving Alessandro Florenzi to a further developed job. Lazio had won five of every a column in all opposition, however Stefan Radu was injured, so Martin Caceres was decided for the barrier.

  • Ciro Immobile had an early volley ran after from a corner, while Luis Alberto likewise observed his endeavor redirected wide on a Senad Lulic counter.
  • It was all Lazio in the opening stages, Adam Marusic and another Immobile volley redirected over the bar, yet Roma at long last woke up following 20 minutes.
  • Luis Alberto endeavored to pull back instead of shoot from six yards, starting a counter that saw Thomas Strakosha deny Edin Dzeko’s calculated drive at the close post. Minutes after the fact, Strakosha stood out a foot to prevent Javier Pastore scoring from an indistinguishable move.

  • Robin Olsen fingertipped Immobile’s turn and shot round the post, while at the opposite end Luiz Felipe made an objective sparing keep going trench handle on Florenzi. From the subsequent corner, Daniele De Rossi just neglected to achieve Steven Nzonzi’s knockdown at full stretch.
  • Roma  should have been in the lead on 32 minutes, when De Rossi’s cross discovered El Shaarawy plain at the back post, yet he could not choose whether to volley or control and some way or another wound up doing not one or the other, simply watching the ball cruise past him.

  • More issues for the Giallorossi, as Pastore limped off with calf damage and cleared a path for Lorenzo Pellegrini.
  • In any case, it demonstrated crucial, in light of the fact that Pellegrini opened the scoring just before half-time. A long ball was thumped down for El Shaarawy, who joined with Luiz Felipe hindered Strakosha and Pellegrini ad libbed with a back-heel flick into the unfilled net from eight yards.
  • Minutes after, Immobile squandered a promising counter when an unfortunate ricochet off his knee removed the ball from him.

  • Pressure stayed inside the Roma positions, as Dzeko transparently contended with El Shaarawy for shooting instead of giving him the pass. Pellegrini’s low drive was covered at the close stick, yet Federico Fazio was found resting on the edge of the territory, enabling Immobile to jump and place a calculated crash into the far base corner.
  • Minutes after, Milan Badelj’s confounded handle on Pellegrini was simply fresh. From that free kick, Aleksandar Kolarov hit a rocket that experienced in light of the fact that the Lazio divider split in two. It implies he has scored in the Derby della Capitale for both Roma and Lazio in his vocation.

  • Olsen fingertipped a Sergej Milinkovic-Savic long-go drive round the post, with Strakosha doing likewise on an immediately taken Kolarov free kick.
  • Fazio compensated for that before howler with a goal, as he rose to gesture a Pellegrini free kick into the far best corner.


Serie A – Match 2 of 10: Juventus vs Napoli

Result: 3 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • Juventus: Mario Mandzukic 26′, 49′, Leonardo Bonucci 76′
  • Napoli: Dries Mertens 10′

Match Statistics:

Juventus Team Stats Napoli
17 Shots 14
9 Shots On Target 4
52% Possession 48%
539 Passes 515
85% Pass Accuracy 82%
15 Fouls 11
3 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 1
3 Offsides 0
7 Corners 4


Serie A

  • Mario Mandzukic stowed a support and Cristiano Ronaldo had a hattrick of assists as Juventus battled back to beat 10-man Napoli 3-1.
  • This was a huge early Scudetto confrontation, one that the Partenopei won last season with a Kalidou Koulibaly header, however it was not sufficient for the title.
  • Juventus missed Sami Khedira, Mattia De Sciglio, Leonardo Spinazzola and suspended Douglas Costa, so Emre Can ventured in with Paulo Dybala included over Federico Bernardeschi. Carlo Ancelotti held on with the move to 4-4-2, picking Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne and Piotr Zielinski.

  • It was Zielinski who relatively opened the scoring following six minutes, his left-foot scorcher from separate smacking against the far post with Wojciech Szczesny beaten.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo stung David Ospina’s gloves from 20 meters out, however Napoli took the merited lead with an all around worked team goal.
  • Allan blocked a Leonardo Bonucci pass, strung through for Jose Callejon, who padded the volleyed help delightfully for Mertens to tap in.

  • Juventus kept their cool and got back on level terms when Cristiano Ronaldo turned Elseid Hysaj back to front and put the cross on to the head of Mario Mandzukic.
  • Minutes after the fact, CR7 was brought down outwardly corner of the case and from that free kick he constrained a frantic David Ospina spare from a tight edge, however no one could score on the bounce back, as Marek Hamsik got an edgy square on Miralem Pjanic.
  • The force of the match, had swung back to the hosts, Emre Can terminating over from a tight edge and Koulibaly reserved for bringing down Ronaldo on the counter.

  • Mario Rui’s styler skimmed the far best corner of the goal, yet after the restart Mandzukic was on target again to turn it around. Cristiano Ronaldo’s shot was fingertipped on to the upright and Mandzukic was speediest to respond for the bounce back.
  • Zielinski battled back, blazing a hazardous ball over the six-yard box that Alex Sandro frantically blocked to stop Callejon tapping in, taking a chance with an own goal.
  • Wojciech Szczesny almost gave a goal scoring chance to the opposition, while bumbling an Insigne styler, however Alex Sandro acted the hero and cleared from short proximity.

  • As Napoli were driving their way once more into the match, Mario Rui left his foot in on Dybala’s lower leg and it was an inescapable second yellow card.
  • In any case, 10-man Napoli truly should have adjusted with Arkadiusz Milik sending Callejon clear, yet he wavered and let go directly at on-surging Szczesny.
  • Juventus took full favorable position of the mistake by broadening their lead. A corner was flicked on by Cristiano Ronaldo for Bonucci to come sliding in at the far post, compensating for his prior misstep on the Mertens goal.

  • Ospina came taking off his line to stop Ronaldo one-on-one and CR7 let go wide of the close post, however again Napoli continued pushing and would not give in. Alex Sandro additionally gambled a straight red for his late handle on Raul Albiol.


Serie A – Match 3 of 10: Inter Milan vs Cagliari

Result: 2 – 0

Goal Scorers:

  • Inter Milan: Lautaro Martinez 12′, Matteo Politano 89′

Match Statistics:

Inter Milan Team Stats Cagliari
16 Shots 6
6 Shots On Target 2
50% Possession 50%
475 Passes 483
83% Pass Accuracy 83%
13 Fouls 11
1 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
1 Offsides 2
9 Corners 4


Serie A

  • Lautaro Martinez and a brutal Matteo Politano control and volley, enabled Inter Milan to push Cagliari aside 2-0 at San Siro.
  • The Nerazzurri won three of every matches between Serie A and the Champions League, however in front of the outing to PSV Eindhoven chose to turn the squad with Lautaro Martinez, Borja Valero, Roberto Gagliardini, Joao Miranda and Dalbert getting uncommon beginnings.

  • It took only 12 minutes for Lautaro Martinez to break the deadlock, as he got before the defenders for a looking header at the close post on Dalbert’s cross from the left. Alessio Cragno got his hand to it, yet insufficient to keep it out. The youthful Argentine commended his first goal for Inter Milan and also his first in a Serie A endeavor.
  • Samir Handanovic valiantly hurried out to cover at the feet of Leonardo Pavoletti and Antonio Candreva’s first touch unpleasantly let him down on a Lautaro assist.

  • Matteo Politano was gotten under lock and key by Paolo Faragò, however the traverse hit for Daniele Dessena plain at the far post.
  • Borja Valero’s long-pass cross-shot must be fingertipped over the bar by Cragno, at that point the goalkeeper came run off his line to run after plain Candreva’s shot after a very much worked group move had sent him clear with Radja Nainggolan’s go off the outside of the boot.
  • Cragno was likewise aware of palm away a Politano strike that skiped directly before him, however Inter had a major startle on 72 minutes.

  • Daniele Dessena packaged a corner over the line from six yards and on VAR it turned out to be certain that he had thumped it in off his hand, so the goal was denied.
  • Stefan de Vrij saw his header skim the bar on a Borja Valero cross, however Inter appeared to be progressively worn out and just tried Cragno from separate with Politano.
  • Be that as it may, Politano at long last moved beyond Cragno with a brilliant solo exertion. A corner turned out to the ex-Sassuolo winger, who controlled with his left foot and crushed the brutal volley in off the far post.

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