Italian Serie A ’18-19 – Highlights: Ronaldo Continues His Goalless Stint

These are the next two matches of Match Day 3 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 3 0 0 9
2 Napoli 2 0 0 6
3 SPAL 2 0 0 6
4 Atalanta 1 1 0 4
5 Sassuolo 1 1 0 4
6 Udinese 1 1 0 4
7 Inter Milan 1 1 1 4
8 AS Roma 1 1 1 4
9 Fiorentina 1 0 0 3
10 Genoa 1 0 1 3

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Serie A 2018-19 – Full Schedule

Match 2 of 10: Bologna Vs Inter Milan

Result: 0 – 3

Goal Scorers:

  • Inter Milan: Radja Nainggolan 66′, Antonio Candreva 82′, Ivan Perisic 84′

Match Statistics:

Bologna Team Stats Inter Milan
8 Shots 14
1 Shots On Target 3
26% Possession 74%
284 Passes 808
71% Pass Accuracy 90%
8 Fouls 10
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
3 Offsides 2
3 Corners 7


Serie A

  • Radja Nainggolan scored on his Inter debut, as Ivan Perisic got one and set up another in a 3-0 triumph over Bologna.
  • These sides began with altogether different desire, yet both had only one point from two rounds. Luciano Spalletti could give Radja Nainggolan his introduction after a pre-season injury, yet Mauro Icardi, Lautaro Martinez and Sime Vrsaljko were all conveying strong issues, so Keita Balde Diao was tossed in for a 4-2-3-1 framework.

  • The hosts missed Rodrigo Palacio, Neuhen Paz, Angelo Da Costa and Godfred Donsah.
  • Inter are presently unbeaten against Bologna since a 1-0 result at San Siro in March 2013, overseeing five wins and the same number of Serie A draws. The last annihilation at the Dall’Ara was back in February 2002, developing with 10 wins and three stalemates.
  • Lukasz Skorupski totally misconstrued an early cross, permitting Ivan Perisic to gesture on to the side-netting, while Roberto Gagliardini additionally impacted over from a promising position.

  • However Samir Handanovic was called without hesitation on Bologna’s first corner, batting a Filip Helander header off the line at the back post.
  • Keita confused his scissor-kick volley following a Helander mistake and Nainggolan had meek punishment offers after a meeting up with Sebastian De Maio’s trailing arm.
  • Handanovic needed to cover at Diego Falcinelli’s feet after Kwadwo Asamoah was gotten under lock, while Keita was more compelling when floating out wide on the left
  • Nainggolan hit a singing half-volley from the edge of the territory that flew right finished the bar with the last kick of the principal half.

  • Keita kept running on to a Gagliardini through ball to test Skorupski from a tight point and a time of weight in the long run satisfied for Inter.
  • Politano’s through ball discovered Nainggolan, who controlled with his left foot and after that impacted in with within from 12 yards into the far base corner. It was the perfect introduction for the ex-Roma man in a further developed part than he was familiar with under Eusebio Di Francesco.

  • Federico Santander was so near an equaliser for Bologna, his looking header on a Federico Mattiello cross from the correct skimming the far post with Handanovic beaten.
  • At the opposite end, Keita goaded over from eight yards after poor shielding on a Perisic pull-back, however substitute Antonio Candreva anchored the points when he went through the center to meet a brilliant Perisic help toward the finish of a decent Inter passing move.
  • Unfathomably, it was the Italy universal’s first Serie A objective since April 15 2017  against Milan, a hole of 504 days.
  • Minutes after the fact, Perisic made it 3-0 himself, slicing inside to sham Mattiello and twisting into the far best corner.


Match 3 of 10: Parma Vs Juventus

Result: 1 – 2

Goal Scorers:

  • Parma: Gervinho 33′
  • Juventus: Mario Mandzukic 2′, Blaise Matuidi 58′

Match Statistics:

Parma Team Stats Juventus
11 Shots 24
4 Shots On Target 6
34% Possession 66%
302 Passes 589
80% Pass Accuracy 90%
16 Fouls 10
1 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
1 Offsides 2
4 Corners 7


Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Mario Mandzukic scored one and setup another for Blaise Matuidi, as Juventus scratched triumph in Parma in spite of Gervinho’s goal.
  • The Old Lady had not left the Stadio Tardini turf since 2015, as Parma went bankrupt and came back to Serie A after three sequential advancements.
  • Juventus were planning to keep up their 100% record and again dropped Paulo Dybala, utilizing Juan Cuadrado as a right-back with Cristiano Ronaldo going with Mario Mandzukic. The Ducali missed Emanuele Calaiò, Jonathan Biabiany, Amato Ciciretti, Alessandro Bastoni and Mattia Sprocati, yet ex-Roma veteran Gervinho got his first beginning.

  • It took all of 120 seconds to get through, as Simone Iacoponi and Mandzukic both bounced for the Juan Cuadrado cross, it arrived at the Croatian’s feet and he rushed to tap in the free ball.
  • Parma had a gigantic opportunity to level, as Gervinho went on a slalom through the Juve protection, moved crosswise over for Antonio Di Gaudio and was denied by an edgy Cuadrado handle in the six-yard box.

  • Luigi Sepe beat away a Sami Khedira scorcher and the follow-up from offside Federico Bernardeschi, yet Miralem Pjanic was reserved for a rush on Di Gaudio and Leo Stulac’s subsequent free kick smacked against the crossbar off Wojciech Szczesny’s fingertips.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo’s transcending header looked inches wide from a corner, while Stulac again stung Szczesny’s gloves from separate with a violently plunging endeavor.

  • Parma got their completely merited equalizer with most likely their best player so far – Gervinho. Massimo Gobbi’s cross was flicked on by the head of Roberto Inglese and the Ivorian veteran tapped in from point-clear range.
  • Szczesny was called into a frantic save money on the stroke of half-time, as Gervinho shook off Cuadrado and moved crosswise over for Rigoni plain.

  • Ronaldo scraped horrendously from 12 yards and Max Allegri tossed on Douglas Costa, who quickly had an influence in the goal. The Brazilian’s low ball was flicked on by Mandzukic’s foot rear area for Blaise Matuidi to impact into the top of the net from a tight edge.
  • Gervinho appeared to be extremely chafed at being substituted on the hour stamp, as after an overwhelming applause from the Stadio Tardini swarm, he did not shake Coach Roberto D’Aversa’s hand.

  • Douglas Costa thought he had scored with an electrifying swerving strike from fresh, yet it cut the edge of the far post.
  • Di Gaudio’s styler flashed only wide on the counter and a perilous Gobbi cross whipped the distance over the substance of objective.

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