ROME – The championship of Serie A is back with a bang. Juventus, Napoli, Lazio and Atalanta have respected the favors of the forecast while Milan and Rome start immediately at a handicap.
New Serie A championship but old habits. Juventus and Napoli restarted with a victory but, as in the Italian tradition, there have been many controversies over the refereeing decisions and the use of the VAR. Juve won in Parma, but protested for a goal disallowed by Cristiano Ronaldo for a millimeter offside. In Florence, Napoli protested for a penalty awarded to Fiorentina for a touch with Zielinski's arm while the viola were literally furious with the referee for a penalty awarded to Napoli for a non-existent foul by Castrovilli on Mertens. In the final part of the game, there were still protests from the viola due to an intervention by Hysaj on Ribery that was not sanctioned either with punishment or with rigor.
Juve made their debut with a measurable victory on the field of Parma even without his new coach Maurizio Sarri, who was forced home by a bad pneumonia. The match was decided by a goal by Giorgio Chiellini at 20 'of the first half. The bianconeri's central defender scored the first goal of this new season with a close touch on Alex Sandro's cross shot.
Juve could have won with a bigger gap but Cristiano Ronaldo has devoured some comfortable scoring opportunities. And not only that, on the 33 ′ Cr7 the net of the possible two to zero has been canceled for an offside position of a few cm. Its irregular position was not visible to the nud eye but was detected by the VAR. Sarri's intuition to start with a trident composed of Cristiano Ronaldo, Higuain and Douglas Costa was promoted with flying colors.
The Argentine striker, who returned from loan to Chelsea, moved very well and showed an excellent understanding with Cr7. The new Juventus pair missed only the goal but some assists by Higuain for Cristiano Ronaldo bode well for the future.
Napoli won in Florence at the end of a crazy game full of emotions. The hosts started at a thousand per hour and went ahead thanks to a penalty awarded by Massa, with the help of the VAR, for a touch with Zielinski's arm on a play with Castrovilli's knee.
Pulgar didn't make a mistake from eleven meters. Napoli did not skid and drew the score at 37 'with a shot by Mertens that surprised Dragowski. At 39 'the referee decided not to consult the VAR and assigned a non-existent penalty to Napoli for a non-foul contact between Castrovilli and Mertens. From the eleven meters he has marked Insigne.
In the second half, the defenses went on vacation and the two teams scored repeatedly. At 51 ', Milenkovic equalized the top scores but four minutes later Napoli took the lead again with a nice diagonal Callejon. Then Boateng entered and scored three by three but Napoli went back ahead shortly after with a header from Insigne on Callejon's invention. The bells have started with a victory but must change their defensive phase if they want to fight for the championship.
In Sunday matches, Milan lost in Udine after playing a subdued match. The race was decided by a header from Rodrigo Becao and an arbitration decision that sent Milan on a rampage, in particular captain Alessio Romagnoli. In the final game, Samir hit the ball with his arm in his penalty area but after a long consultation with the Var, the referee did not sanction him because he considered his intervention involuntary.
A few hours later, even Rome failed to win by showing the identical defects of last year. Against Genoa, the Giallorossi have taken the lead three times but have recovered from the rossoblùs. In short, the Giallorossi are as strong in attack as they are fragile in defense. The Roma went ahead with a great goal from Under but the guests immediately tied the score with a powerful endorsement of Pinamonti propitiated by a defensive error of Jesus. Then Roma went ahead again with a Dzeko masterpiece goal, scoring after dribbling three opponents like skittles, but Genoa drew the penalty on a penalty with Criscito. The eleven-meter shot was awarded for a bad foul by Jesus against Pinamonti. In the second half, Roma tried to escape again with Kolarov's free-kick but Genoa eventually equalized with a header from Kouamé (blatantly forgotten by the Giallorossi defense).
Great performance of Lazio on the field of Sampdoria. The biancocelesti won in fluency thanks to a brace from Immobile and a goal from Correa. Thanks to these markings, Immobile has exceeded 100 goals in Serie A. Lazio proved lethal in attack and grim on defense and approaches the derby of next week in the best way.
Atalanta does not want to give up the status of a high ranking team. The Nerazzurri suffered against Spal, going down 2-0, but then managed to win the comeback match thanks to the Gosens marking but above all to the brace of a wild Muriel (who came off the bench because he was feverish).
Brescia and Torino also start with success. While waiting for Mario Balotelli to return, the newly promoted Serie A team won on the Cagliari field thanks to a paw from the Donnarumma striker. The Toro instead redeemed the ko in the Europa League by beating Sassuolo with two goals from Simone Zaza.
Great excitement for Sinisa Mihajlovic's return to the bench. The Serbian coach fought like a warrior with his team but Bologna failed to win on the Verona field. Veloso responded to Samson and the game ended on a one-to-one score. Closes the shift, the postponement of Monday between Inter and Lecce. There is great anticipation for the debut of Antonio Conte on the Nerazzurri bench.
Serie A, results and first-day scorers.
CAGLIARI-BRESCIA 0-1, goal: Donnarumma at 75 '.
Brescia is back in Serie A with a precious success on the Cagliari field. The Donnarumma striker was decisive.
CAGLIARI (4-3-1-2) : Rafael; Pinna, Ceppitelli, Klavan, Lykogiannis; Nandez, Nainggolan, Ionita; Birsa; Joao Pedro, Pavoletti. Allan Maran
BRESCIA (4-3-1-2) : Joronen; Sabelli, Cistana, Chancellot, Martella; Bisoli, Tonali, Dessena; Spalek; Ayé, Donnarumma. Allini Corini
SPAL-ATALANTA 2-3, goals: Di Francesco at 7 ', Petagna at 20', Gosens at 34 ', Muriel at 71' and at 76 '.
Atalanta restarted Serie A in a big way. Success in Ferrara thanks to a brace from a wild Luis Muriel.
SPAL (3-5-2) : Berisha; Cionek, Vicari, Felipe; D'Alessandro, Valoti, Missiroli, Kurtic, Igor; Petagna, Di Francesco. Simple
ATALANTA (3-4-1-2) : Gollini; Masiello, Djimsiti, Palomino; Hateboer, de Roon, Freuler, Gosens; Pasalic; Gomez, D. Zapata. All. Gasperini
TORINO-SASSUOLO 2-1, goal: Zaza at 14 'and 55', Caputo at 69 '.
TURIN (3-4-1-2) : Sirigu; Izzo, Bremer, Bonifazi; De Silvestri, Baselli, Rincon, Lukic, Ansaldi; Zaza, Belotti. Mazzarri All
SASSUOLO (4-3-1-2) : Advice; Toljan, Marlon, Ferrari, Rogerio; Bourabia, Obiang, Locatelli; Traoré; Caputo, Boga. All. De Zerbi
VERONA-BOLOGNA 1-1, goal: Sansone at 15 ′, Veloso at 37 ′.
VERONA (3-4-2-1) : Silvestri; Rrahmani, Kimbulla, Dawidowicz; Faraoni, Henderson, Veloso, Lazovic; Zaccagni, Verre; Tutino. All Juric
BOLOGNA (4-2-3-1) Skorupski; Tomiyasu, Danilo, Denswil, Dijks; Poli, Kingsley; Orsolini, Soriano, Sansone; Palacio. All. Mihajlovic
ROME-GENOA 3-3, goals: Under at 7 ', Pinamonti at 15', Dzeko at 30 ', Criscito on penalty at 42', Kolarov at 49 ', Kouamé at 69'.
ROME (4-2-3-1) Pau Lopez; Florenzi, Fazio, Juan Jesus, Kolarov; Cristante, Pellegrini; Under, Zaniolo, Kluivert; Dzeko. Fonseca All
GENOA (3-5-2) : Radu; Romero, C. Zapata, Criscito; Ghiglione, Lerager, Schöne, Radovanovic, Barreca; Pinamonti, Kouamé. Andreazzoli
SAMPDORIA-LAZIO 0-3, goal: Building at 38 ′ and 62 ′, Correa at 58 ′.
SAMPDORIA (4-3-3) : Audero; Bereszynski, Colley, Murillo, Murru; vieira, Ekdal, Linetty; Gabbiadini, Quagliarella, Caprari. Herds Di Francesco
LAZIO (3-4-1-2) : Strakosha; Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, Radu; Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic, Parolo, Lulic; Luis Alberto; Correa, Immobile. All. S. Inzaghi
Udinese-Milan 1-0, goal: Rodrigo Becao at 71 '.
Udinese-Milan of Serie A, Giampaolo makes his debut on the bench of Milan focusing on an attack formed by Piatek and Castillejo. Borini was deployed in the new role of midfield midfielder. The first attempt was made by Milan in the 7th minute, Calhanoglu tried to score with a penalty that was blocked without problems by Musso. At 14 ', Borini risked an own goal on Pussetto's deflection but luckily the ball ended in a corner. First half with very few scoring chances that ended on the result of zero to zero.
At 49 ', Fofana tried the goal with a long-distance conclusion, Donnarumma, although surprised, managed to block the ball in two halves. At 53 ', Borini tried to score with a powerful right-footer that was sky-high. At 60 ', Paqueta looked for the goal with a three-quarters goal but his shot came out of the air. Udinese took the lead at 71 'with the new signing Rodrigo Becao. Former CSKA defender Moscow has scored with Kessie.
At 75 ', Piatek simulated looking for a penalty but the referee didn't fall for it and Ekong scolded him for his attitude. At 79 ', the referee consulted the VAR to see clearly on a touch of Samir's hand in his penalty area but later he did not give Milan the penalty because he opted for the involuntary touch. It's over, Giampaolo made his debut as Milan coach with a 1-0 defeat at Udinese. Great start instead for Tudor.
Fiorentina-Napoli 3-4, goals: Pulgar on penalty at 8 ', Mertens at 37', Insigne on penalty at 42 ', Milenkovic at 51', Callejon at 55 ', Boateng at 64', Insigne at 67 '.
At 6 ', suffered an action from slow motion. The referee Massa went to the VAR, after a long silent check, to make a decision on a touch with Zielinski's arm on a play by Castrovilli in the penalty area of Napoli. After consulting the VAR, the referee decided to assign the penalty to Fiorentina. From eleven meters, Pulgar didn't make a mistake. The former Bologna footballer has displaced Meret at 8 '.
At 18 ', Allan was warned for having stopped a dangerous restart of Sottil. At 30 ', Koulibaly kicked with power on the development of a corner kick in favor of Napoli but his bolide was deflected in the corner of Fiorentina's defense. At 37 ', Napoli equalized with a shot by Mertens that was touched but not rejected by Dragowski.
At 39 ', the referee Massa awarded a penalty to Napoli for a contrast between Mertens and Castrovilli in the penalty area of the viola. This time Massa did not go to see the VAR monitor and trusted his collaborators' opinion. From eleven meters, Insigne did not make a mistake, leading Napoli to 42 ′. The first half ended with a score of two to one for Napoli.
At 51 ', Fiorentina equalized with Milenkovic. Fiorentina's central defender scored ahead of a corner kick in favor of the viola. At 55 ', Napoli went ahead again with Callejon. The Spanish striker, served by Lorenzo Insigne, kicked first with the right, finding the winning corner to the right of Dragowski.
At 64 ', Fiorentina equalized with Kevin Prince Boateng. The former Barcelona striker kicked with the right, from the penalty area of Napoli, scoring with the edge of the post and blowing the joy of the purple fans. At 67 ', Napoli went ahead again with Insigne. Napoli striker scored on Callejon's cross from the right.
At 76 ', Ribery made his debut in Serie A on the field in place of Sottil. At 93 ', the Viola protested for a long time with the referee for an intervention by Hysaj on Ribery that was not sanctioned either with a punishment or with a penalty. It's over, Napoli won 4-3 in Florence.
Serie A, Parma-Juventus 0-1, goal: Chiellini at 20 '.
Juventus restarts with the same line-up as last year where the only news, so to speak, is the use of the returning from Chelsea Higuain paired with Cristiano Ronaldo. The Argentine striker was preferred to Dybala thanks to a great preseason with a lot of goals at Tottenham in ICC. In Parma, there is curiosity for the use from the first minute of Kulusevski, a very talented young man who came on loan from Atalanta.
The first chance to score was created by Juventus in the third minute. Douglas Costa has centered himself from the right and has suddenly started a powerful conclusion with his left that has come out of a breath. In the tenth, Cristiano Ronaldo went very close to scoring. The Portuguese hit his head in a sure shot but did not find Parma's goal. At the thirteenth, Parma tried. The English episode was rejected laterally by Szczesny.
Juventus unlocks the game at 20 '. On Alex Sandro's cross shot, Chiellini is the quickest of all to take the ball and beat Sepe with a close touch. At 30 ', Cristiano Ronaldo freed himself well from Bruno Alves but kicked out in front of Sepe mistaking a rather sensational goal. At 33 ', the VAR canceled the goal of the possible doubling to Cristiano Ronaldo.
Douglas Costa served Cristiano Ronaldo who beat Sepe with a great right diagonal. Bruno Alves failed to stop his goal conclusion. The referee wanted to review the action at the VAR and sanctioned the offside position of Cristiano Ronaldo . Reviewing the images shows how Cr7 is very little in front of Bruno Alves. Let's talk about centimeters. The first half ended with a score of one to zero for Juventus.
At 59 ', Juventus went close to doubling. Douglas Costa served Higuain, the Argentinian striker kicked with his right but his shot was deflected for a corner by Parma.
At 62 ', Rabiot made his debut with the Juventus shirt entering the field in place of Sami Khedira. At 71 ', Cristiano Ronaldo had the opportunity to close the game but his diagonal left was saved by Sepe. It's over, Juventus has started its championship with a narrow victory on the field of Parma, decisive Chiellini.
PARMA (4-3-3): Sepe; Laurini, Iacoponi, Bruno Alves, Gagliolo; Hernani, Brugman (77 ′ Grassi), Barillà (85 ′ Karamoh); Kulusevski (57 ′ Siligardi), English, Gervinho. Coach: D'Aversa.
JUVENTUS (4-3-3): Szczesny; De Sciglio, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Khedira (63 ′ Rabiot), Pjanic, Matuidi; Douglas Costa (71 ′ Cuadrado), Higuain (82 ′ Bernardeschi), Cristiano Ronaldo. Coach: Sarri (on the bench Martusciello).
Booked: Kulusevski (P), Hernani (P), Khedira (J), Bernardeschi (J), Pjanic (J).
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