The four giants in Serie A surprisingly experienced the same dark day last weekend as they slumped to a defeat, except the league leader, Napoli.


The first one to fall was Inter Milan. Their visit to Friuli, Udine, ended horribly as they suffered 3-1 defeat. Nico Barella opened the scoring through his free kick. Yet, the home side managed to come from behind and respond three times. Andrea Sottil’s men first goal came from Martin Skriniar’s own goal. After the interval, two more goals were scored with the former Milan and Barcelona man, Gerard Deulofeu, as the provider. Jaka Bijol and Tolgay Arslan took advantage of his crosses in the last eight minutes of the game.


The second ones were Juventus and AS Roma. The former shockingly was beaten 1-0 by the promoted side, Monza, on the road with a goal from the Danish forward Christian Gytkjaer. It was their maiden victory in the top flight as well as the memorable result for Monza under Raffaele Palladino, who is surprisingly the former Juventus man. Meanwhile, Giallorossi stumbled at their home turf while playing host to Atalanta. Giorgio Scalvini netted La Dea’s winning goal. Roma had several attempts to reply, mainly from Tammy Abraham. Unfortunately, the England international misfired.


Last but not least, the reigning champions, AC Milan, also lost on matchday seven. Stefano Pioli’s side was humiliated at home by Napoli. Il Partenopei is their serious contender again but they were under pressure before bagging the opener. Their goalie, Alex Meret, was impressive as he denied two clinical chances from Il Diavolo Rosso. Napoli finally got their first goal through Matteo Politano’s penalty. The French striker, Olivier Giroud, responded as he fired it home on 69th minute. The visitor’s winning goal was scored by Giovanni Simeone. The Argentine headed home after taking advantage from Mario Rui’s long cross. Matteo Politano and Co are still sitting on the top of the table followed by Atalanta.


AC Milan vs Napoli 1-2

Goals: Olivier Giroud (69); Matteo Politano (55), Giovanni Simeone (74)

Milan: Mike Maignan – Pierre Kalulu (Simon Kjaer 46), Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernandez, Davide Calabria (Sergino Dest 46) – Sandro Tonali, Ismael Bennacer, Alexis Saelemaekers (Junior Messias 60), Charles De Ketelaere (Yacine Adli 82), Rade Krunic (Brahim Diaz 66_ – Olivier Giroud

Napoli: Alex Meret – Kim Min-Jae, Giovanni di Lorenzo, Amr Rrahmani, Mario Rui (Mathias Olivera 91) – Nemanja Lobotka, Frank Zamno-Anguissa, Piotr Zielinski (Eljif Elmas 87) -  Matteo Politano (Alessio Zerbin 66), Giacomo Raspadori (Giovanni Simeone 78), Kvicha Kvaratsshelia (Tanguy Ndombele 87)


In the other matches, there has been no major surprise. Lazio dismantled Cremonese 4-0 on the road. Ciro Immobile bagged a brace followed by Sergej Milenkovic-Savic’s and Pedro’s goal. Fiorentina has no difficulty in sealing three points while hosting Verona. La Viola crushed them 2-0. Jonathan Ikone and Nico Gonzalez.