AC Milan and Napoli are the current rivals on the top. They are neck and neck after sealing three points at home in the midweek fixtures, while Juventus, unfortunately, were beaten 1-2 at home by Sassuolo.
Rossonerri was struggling to win against Torino. They took an early lead through Olivier Giroud’s tap into the back of the net but then they were unable to extend their lead. Rafael Leao and Theo Hernandez wasted several chances while Andrea Bellotti and Co were not so much different. They still lack of clinical finish. One golden opportunity from the Paraguayan forward Antonio Sanabria was denied by Christian Tatasuranu. Such result put them on the second collecting 28 points, the same point as Napoli. Il Partenopei themselves secured a 3-0 win over Bologna. Fabian Ruiz scored an opener on 18th minute before Lorenzo Insigne tripled their lead through his penalty brace. They are still on the top due to their better goal difference than Stefano Pioli’s men.
AC Milan vs Torino 1-0
Goals: Olivier Giroud (14)
AC Milan: Christian Tatasuranu – Fikayo Tomori, Alessio Romagnoli (Simon Kjaer 46), Davide Calabria, Pierre Kalulu (Theo Hernandez 46) – Frank Kessie, Sandro Tonali (Timoue Bakayoko 65), Rade Krunic (Ismael Bennacer 66), Alexis Saelemaerkers, Rafael Leao – Olivier Giroud (Zlatan Ibrahimovic 87).
Torino: Milenkovic-Savic – Biongiorno (Ricardo Rodriguez 46), Bremmer, Djidji – Lukic, Tomasso Pobega, Ola Aina (Simone Zaza 80), Winfred Singo (Mergim Vojvoda 75) – Karol Linetty (Dennis Praet 54), Josip Brekalo, Andrea Bellotti (Antonio Sanabria 54)
In the meantime, Juventus’s positive trend came to a halt after suffering an unexpected loss while playing host to Sassuolo. Maxine Lopez bagged the visitor’s winning goal after Weston McKennie scored an equaliser on 76th minute for Sassuolo’s opener by Davide Frattesi. La Vecchia Signora is still stuck on the seventh with fifteen points. Meanwhile, their last two opponents, AS Roma and Inter, were back on their winning ways. Jose Mourinho’s side picked up a 2-1 win while visiting Cagliari. Ibanez’s and Lorenzo Pellegrini’s goal overturned the score sheet after conceding from Leonardo Pavoletti’s close range strike whereas Simone Inzaghi’s men snatched 2-0 win against Empoli on the road too. Their two defenders, Danilo D’Ambrosio and Federico di Marco scored the winning gaoals. Giallorossi and Nerrazurri are not sitting on the fourth and third in the standings respectively.
Sampdoria vs Atalanta 1-2
Lazio vs Fiorentina 1-0
Udinese vs Verona 1-1
Spezia vs Genoa 1-1
Venezia vs Salernitana 1-2