Serie A. Juventus and AC Milan neutralize each other, Roma lose their footing. Sport

Juventus and AC Milan neutralized each other (1-1) on Sunday in the shock of the 4th day from Serie A, a result that suits the Rossoneri (2nd) more than the Bianconeri, still unsuccessful and stuck in the depths of the ranking (18th).

The first points abandoned by Milan and Roma (beaten in Verona 2-3) make the business of Inter Milan, provisional leader on goal difference, and Naples (3rd, 9 pts), who can take the lead alone if successful in Udine on Monday.

Juventus, meanwhile, remain far behind, still at a standstill with just two points. Here she is 18th and relegable, with equal points with Cagliari (19th)!

The Turinese, in the wake of their first victory of the season in the Champions League this week (3-0 in Malmö), however quickly took the lead thanks to Alvaro Morata (4th).

On this against smoothly led, the Spaniard showed that he had the speed to resist Theo Hernandez and coolness to beat Mike Maignan with a small ball stung (4th).

Juve, playing low and compact, then mastered a fairly closed match, facing a somewhat messy and fairly harmless Milanese in the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Olivier Giroud (injured).

Authoritarian rebic

Only Sandro Tonali was dangerous on three long strikes (3rd, 24th, 43rd).

But the first victory in the league that was emerging for Massimiliano Allegri flew a quarter of an hour from the end, on an authoritative header from Ante Rebic from a corner (76th).

First league goal for the Croatian, who has long been caught in the trap woven by the hinge European champion Leonardo Bonucci-Giorgio Chiellini, after the two he offered to his partners against Lazio (2-0) the last week.

Moise Kean wrestling with Fikayo Tomori. © REUTERS

This draw, finally quite logical, held until the end despite a great opportunity on each side: Moise Kean pulled narrowly for Juve (85th) then Pierre Kalulu saw Wojciech Szczesny deviate slightly above ( 86th).

According to Italian League statistics, this is only the fourth time in its history that Juve have failed to win one of their first four league games, the first time in sixty years!

José Mourinho’s Roma, who like Milan had had their fill so far, suffered their first setback, victim of the revolt of Hellas Verona who won 3-2 to score their first points in the championship.

Verona revolt

Under torrential rain, the Giallorossi thought they had done the hard part by opening the scoring on a heel from their captain Lorenzo Pellegrini (36th).

But Igor Tudor, who landed this week to replace Eusebio Di Francesco on the Verona bench, was able to find the words to revive his players, conquerors in a good second half. Antonin Barak (49th), Gianluca Caprari (54th) and Davide Faraoni (63rd), with a magnificent strike, gave him his first victory.

Faced with another poorly classified, Cagliari, Lazio was also jostled and had to work at home (2-2) to avoid a third defeat in a row, after his losses in Milan (2-0) in Serie A then against Galatasaray (1-0) in the Europa League.

The Laziali however led thanks to a header from the inevitable Ciro Immobile (45th), for his fifth goal of the season.

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But the Sardinians, also determined to raise their heads with a new coach (Walter Mazzarri replaced Leonardo Semplici), reacted nicely to the return of the locker room. Joao Pedro (46th) then Keita Baldé (62nd) scored two nice goals.

On energy, Maurizio Sarri’s players (suspended after his exclusion from Milan last week) saved a point thanks to the incoming Danilo Cataldi (83rd).


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