Italian Serie A ’18-19 – Highlights: Ronaldo Ends Goal Drought With A Brace
These are the next six 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 11: Roma vs Chievo
Result: 2 – 2
- Roma: Stephan El Shaarawy 10′, Bryan Cristante 30′
- Chievo: Valter Birsa 52′, Mariusz Stepinski 83′
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- Roma paid for lack of concern as they bumbled a 2-0 lead against battling Chievo and relatively lost at the Stadio Olimpico.
- The Giallorossi expected to get back on track after their 3-3 draw with Atalanta and thrashing to Milan, yet Javier Pastore was injured and Alessandro Florenzi had to come back to the beginning XI.
- It was a brutal couple of weeks for Chievo, who were whipped 6-1 by Fiorentina and docked 3 points for false accounting, which implies they came into this round at -2 in the table.
Roma 2-2 Chievo: Stepinski scores late equaliser https://t.co/J0lzwBxcVv Roma scored two first-half goals from Stephan El Shaarawy and Bryan Cristante, but Chievo battled back with two second-half goals to earn a 2-2 draw.
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— Football All Days (@alldaysfootball) 16 September 2018
- There was a moving minute’s acclaim before kick-off after the death of Maria Sensi, the companion of Scudetto-winning President Franco. A gathering of blooms were laid on her standard seat at the Stadio Olimpico, for a significant time.
- Chievo have just beaten Roma 3 times in 32 Serie A social occasions and two of those were in the Capital.
- There was an uncommon probability following 30 seconds, as Edin Dzeko’s header traveled over from a Cengiz Under cross, while Stefano Sorrentino blended another Dzeko attempt a long way from both the goal post and Stephan El Shaarawy.
- The goal was detectable all around and definitely came when Florenzi’s cross found El Shaarawy plain at the back post for a low cushioned volley.
- Ivan Radovanovic had a couple of scorchers from detachment and Florenzi expected to act the legend after a Juan Jesus howler began a counter.
Cagliari deservedly draw 1-1 with AC Milan. Milan didn’t show the tactical nous and fight they showed against Roma.
Looking ominously like a Juventus procession this year. None of the other challengers look convincing right now.
— Jack Unwin (@JackUnwin1) 16 September 2018
- In any case, Bryan Cristante scored the essential goal of his Roma job toward the complete of an inside and out worked move.
- Chievo really ought to have made it 2-1 on 41 minutes, anyway Mariusz Stepinski went for the shot when accomplice Nicola Rigoni was in a far prevalent position specifically behind him.
- Minutes sometime later, Emanuele Giaccherini whipped in another cross and Valter Birsa’s header was over from an especially reassuring position.
- El Shaarawy relatively completed his help in first half stoppages on a Florenzi cross, anyway this time Stefano Sorrentino set out to fingertip it over the bar.
- Sorrentino moreover flooded off his line to close down Lorenzo Pellegrini straight after the restart, yet Chievo pulled one back with a splendid styler into the far best corner from Valter Birsa. Robin Olsen got his fingertips to it, anyway lacking to keep out the correct wrap up.
Milan’s fans fault. Always mocking Inter, Roma or another big teams losing or draw. That’s karma
— Husni Wardana (@Nanex_AD) 16 September 2018
- Roma watched continuously exhausted and displayed fresh legs, anyway Cengiz Under watched his figured drive parried at the nearby post in the wake of flooding past Federico Barba.
- Sorrentino made a trip to palm away another Dzeko effort from the edge of the 18-yard box, yet the monitored mix-ups and inconsiderateness compensated for lost time with Roma over the long haul.
- At last minutes, first Olsen used his legs to stop Kolarov scoring an amusing own goal, by then Stepinski turned between two defenders to fire in the ricochet once again from eight yards.
- To be sure, Chievo thought they had won it with the last kick of the match. Giaccherini cut inside from the left with a mazy run and Olsen fingertipped his styler on to the crossbar.
from a 2-0 up to 2-2 draw Roma fan sitting on 5 pts from 4 rounds…. with Real Madrid up next… good evening
— Daniel Romano ⚘ (@romano__dan) 16 September 2018
Serie A – Match 5 of 11: Udinese vs Torino
Result: 1 – 1
- Udinese: Rodrigo De Paul 28′
- Torino: Saoualiho Meite 49′
- Soualiho Meite gave the ball away for the Udinese opener and compensated for it by scoring Torino’s equalizer.
- Torino are unbeaten against Udinese since a 1-0 home misfortune in December 2015, trailed by three wins and three draws. There have been 23 goals in their last 6 gatherings.
- Torino had the ball in the back of the net following 11 minutes with Alex Berenguer’s circling header, yet he was hailed offside on Iago Falque’s chipped pass. Replays indicated that it was to a great degree tight and the linesman might have hailed too soon, blocking VAR.
— The Super Eagles Pundit (@EaglesPundit) 16 September 2018
- Walter Mazzarri was constrained into an early change, as Iago Falque ran off with a strong issue, supplanted by Simone Zaza.
- It was an open match with two counter-assaulting sides, so Kevin Lasagna just neglected to get on the finish of a Seko Fofana cross, and minutes after De Silvestri’s calculated drive skimmed the upright.
- Udinese got through on the counter when Meite lost ownership in midfield and Rodrigo De Paul’s exact yet savage drive flew in at the close base corner from fresh, shocking Salvatore Sirigu.
- Andrea Belotti just scraped a volley under the control of Scuffet and Berenguer’s calculated drive flashed wide.
Udinese and Torino played out a 1-1 draw at the Dacia Arena. Rodrigo De Paul gave the homers the lead before Soualiho Meite equalized for Toro minutes after the commencement of the second half. #UdineseTorino
— CALCIO SQUARE (@calcio_square) 16 September 2018
- Toro in the end leveled with the man whose mistake started the Udinese goal, as a corner was cleared to the edge of the case where he transformed and twisted the exact finish directly into the far best corner with his left foot.
- The force of the match swung towards the guests, yet De Silvestri could not get enough power on his header to shock Scuffet from a Berenguer corner.
- At the opposite end, Valon Behrami gestured only wide from De Paul’s set play, while substitute Ola Aina impacted over. Profound into stoppages, Machis was sent clear by Teodorczyk, however his first touch let him down.
Serie A – Match 6 of 11: Juventus vs Sassuolo
Result: 2 – 1
- Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo 50′, 65′
- Sassuolo: Khouma Babacar 90+1′
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- Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goals for Juventus, as they beat Sassuolo 2-1 to proceed with their ideal beginning to the Serie A season.
- Ronaldo had neglected to score in his initial 3 matches since a €100 million move from Real Madrid, however he came great in style as Juventus won a 4th match in progression to stay at the highest point of the table.
— Oyowo Ellah (@EllahOyowo) 16 September 2018
- In the 50th minute, Sassuolo safeguard Gian Marco Ferrari could just head a Juventus corner onto the left post and Ronaldo was holding up to volley in a bounce back from under two yards out.
- Ronaldo included a 2nd goal, 15 minutes later, when he completed off a quick counterattack with a superb finish into the base right corner.
- The five-time Ballon d’Or champ was denied a hatrick by a fine spare from Sassuolo goalkeeper Andrea Consigli, while he additionally mishit an unmistakable opportunity late on.
- Meanwhile, Substitute Khouma Babacar pulled one back for Sassuolo in the last moment.
I am very very so happy for u since u join juventus i bought ur jersey but i didn’t wear it because i am waiting for today the dat u will mark ur first goal but i am happy today to wear it because u score continue like dat bro
— badmus (@badmus64308697) 16 September 2018
- Juventus, looking for a record-expanding 8th progressive Serie A title, are the main group still with an impeccable record.
- Juventus midfielder Douglas Costa was sent off in stoppage time in the wake of spitting at Federico Di Francesco having turned out to be engaged with a running quarrel with the Sassuolo midfielder.
- Costa got away with a reserving for elbowing and afterward head-butting his adversary as they tangled before the Sassuolo goal, however was then sent off after camcorders discovered him spitting at a similar player in another fight.
It took Cristiano Ronaldo 4 games and 28 shots to score his first goal in La Liga last season. It’s taken him exactly 4 games and 28 shots again to open his Juventus account in Serie A this season. pic.twitter.com/RkDL2FtELv
— Miller Mike (@MillerM67457748) 16 September 2018
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