Sassuolo 3 Inter 3FT
Inter Milan ended up picking up three points over the weekend and looked to continue that run a form into a midweek fixture against Sassuolo. Sassuolo ended up being at the wrong end of an Atalanta Firestorm of attack. While Inter Milan edged Sampdoria 2-1 in their return to action.. This would be a dramatic and extraordinary match of football. Another match that would have major implications on the league table. Inter Milan had an opportunity to make some ground up against Lazio who ended up losing to Atalanta. However historically sassuolo has been a thorn in their side and they made there presents known in the very early goings of the game. It only took 4 minutes for Sassuolo to put themselves in the lead as they scored on their first shot of the game. On a counter-attack sassuolo ageless Wonder, Francesco Caputo beat Samir handanovic to give them an early 1-0 lead. They controlled certain aspects of the match and we’re the better team for the majority of the first half however eventually Inter Milan would get back into the game. A questionable penalty call was given in their favor when Jermaine Boga fouled Milan skriniar in the Box. Inter Milan was given a penalty romelu Lukaku stepped up and converted the strike with ease as things Drew level. Inter Milan came forward occasionally but it was sassuolo seemed to have a slight Advantage they were significantly outplaying Inter Milan in the first half however Milan managed to put themselves in front right at the end of the first half came to a close. Biraghi collected the ball from Alexis Sanchez from the side of the box and hit a rocket into the top corner to give Inter Milan a 2-1 lead at the end of the half. Despite being down Sassuolo had a reason to be optimistic about getting back into the game. Inter Milan seemed like they were going to hold on as the attack only intensified in the second half however Sassuolo wasn’t making it easy on them. It had looked like Inter were going to take the lead as Inter Milan missed an important opportunity. When we saw one of the misses of the season Gagliardini missed an open net hitting the crossbar. A truly atrocious Miss. he could have walked it in as the keeper was on the ground Being unable to react instead he put too much power on it and hit the bar. This is one that got Sassuolo back into the game. A penalty was given at the other end Berardi stepped up and converted on the Equalizer making it 2-2. Then late there was climatic drama. Of all people, Valero stuck the ball in the back of the net sticking his foot at the back post with very little time remaining. As inter took a 3-2 lead very late however right before stoppage time the scores were leveled again as a magnani striking at the back post to equalize late dram in what turned out to be a 3-3 thriller. In the closing moments of the match,h Milan skriniar received a second yellow card he will miss the match against Parma As well as Antonio Conte who has picked up too many warnings. As as Sassuolo come from behind twice to eliminate Milan from the title race.
Atalanta 3 Lazio 2FT
On a Wednesday night, we saw a thrilling matchup between Atalanta and the Lazio. Atalanta continues to be the most fascinating story in Italian football. After making the Champions League last season for the first time in club history they’ve only gotten better. Once again they are the League’s most dangerous attack and are on their way to making the champions league for the second consecutive season. Last weekend Atalanta return to action after almost 3 months they won their game in hand before this much-awaited match against title contenders Lazio. They took sassuolo to school in a 4-1 Annihilation behind two goals from duvan Zapata. This would be a defining match of the Season. Lazio who have been unbeaten and 19 matches put their head against a high-powered Atalanta attack. Gasparini had been suspended from the previous match and could not be on the sidelines. In the early part of this game, it did appear that Lazio was cruising. If we’re being honest Atlanta was creating constant attack but in the early parts of the game, Lazio took advantage of their opportunities. In the opening minutes of the game Lazio got on a dangerous counter but DeRoon put the ball in the back of his own net to give Lazio a 1-0 lead. Lazio would strike again very shortly after as milinkovic-savic hit and absolute bomb from outside the box that ripped through the top of the net to give Lazio a 2-0 lead. Just over 10 minutes gone and Lazio had already doubled their lead. Atalanta desperately tried to get back on the game so they could find some momentum to ride them into the second half. For a good portion of the game, they had better attempts on goal but Lazio had positioned themselves well with a two-goal cushion. However, Atalanta did find their way back into it. Robin Gosens connected on a header getting a goal back for Atalanta. Lazio held a narrow lead into the second half. It was a really fast start for Lazio but after the opening 15 minutes Atalanta did seem to have the momentum and they were creating the majority of the chances. Atalanta supplied twice as many shots and controlled possession throughout they came close on many occasions. Despite the fact that Gasperini was in the stands Atalanta found their way back into the game without him. Ruslan Malinovsky the Ukrainian sniper hit a thunderbolt from well outside the box beating Thomas strakosha as his strike hit the bottom of the post before going into the back of the net. All of a sudden the scores were level and the lazio’s unbeaten streak was perhaps at risk. In the second half, Atalanta truly was in control and dominated. Then with 10 minutes to go Atalanta pulled away for good. Palomino connected on a header coming from a cross with the ball ending in the back of the net as Atalanta came from two goals down to beat Lazio ending of their unbeaten streak in a 3-2 victory for Atalanta. Atlanta more or less pulled away from Roma for the final Champions League spot meanwhile Lazio’s title Chase is at risk as they now or four points from League leaders Juventus in the most climatic match in Serie A this week a team from Bergamo overturn Lazio at home a result that could make a huge Impact on the rest of the season.
A.S Roma 2 Sampodria 1FT
After three long months, Roma returned to action following the epidemic of the coronavirus which has stopped Italian football for the last several months. This week the league has officially returned and even though it is not the same because no fans are in the stands football its back as Roma prepared to take on Sampdoria. Sampdoria and Roma played earlier in the season in what was one of the most disappointing performances of the Season despite dominating Roma only managed a measly point in a 0-0 draw as Roman manager Claudio Ranieri got a point from his former side. It was unclear what we should have expected ahead of the match yesterday. One thing is clear there was going to be a certain adjustment because of the rust. These players have not played together in a competitive match in quite a while so there was going to be an adjustment. Roma had the better team and should have found last night quite easy. However, that simply wasn’t the case. Even though they were home at the Stadio Olimpico without the fan involvement it was going to be less of an advantage then it normally would have been. Paulo Fonseca came out with a very unusual lineup with many players that aren’t usually featured Javier Pastore Bruno Peres and debutante Rodger Ibanez all were featured in last night’s starting 11. Outside of that, it was more or less the same. Roma looks incredibly dangerous going forward even in the early parts of the game they had somewhat control as they were driving some momentum. However, a catastrophic Mistake by Diawara allowed the rug to be taken underneath them. The African midfielder that probably was not fit to play the match supplied a horrendous back pass that was picked off by a Gabadini as he went around the goalkeeper putting the ball in the back of the net as a series of misfortunate events allowed Sampdoria to take an early 1-0 lead. In the first half Sampdoria’s 4-5-1 formation largely attributed in their favor as they kept Dzeko quiet and allow them to get forward In the attack. Meanwhile, they continued to look dangerous on the counter and it felt like it was only going to be a matter of time before they broke through. Roma midfielder Jordan veretout hit a disgusting strike from outside of the box that ripped through the net it would have been one of the goals of the season but the officials took the goal away after an alleged handball by Carlos Perez. It was an unjustified decision because a similar call in Roma’s favor was not called earlier in the game. Roma left the first half behind with a bitter taste in their mouths. All things considered, Sampdoria did an excellent job in the opening 45 minutes. in the second half, the momentum shifted in the game. Samp tried to trap Roma from getting into dangerous positions it worked in their favor at least temporarily. Even though they were holding firm they provided next to nothing going forward as they were defending their lead. The game changed when Bryan cristante and Lorenzo Pellegrini came in in the second half. Not only that edin Dzeko came into the game much more it just felt like He was going to find his footing eventually. With under 30 minutes to go Lorenzo Pellegrini picked out a pass for edin Dzeko as the Bosnian hit a strike out of the air into the roof of the net to get Roma back into the game. Roma continued to come forward and Supplied incredible danger to Sampdoria they needed all three points to keep distance between themselves and Napoli. Roma kept going forward and waiting for the moment to arrive. With about five minutes remaining Bryan cristante pinged a superb ball from Center Midfield Landing Inside the Box at the feet of edin Dzeko who supplied the Finish. Despite defensive concerns and the first half, they were able to hold off Samp as Roma held on to collect all three points in a 2-1 victory as edin Dzeko gets his first brace since last season as he climbs into Roma’s top 5 all-time leading scorers. Edin Dzeko was the difference as he is still showing he is one of the best strikers in Italian football. Roma left it late but edin Dzeko supplied the difference as Roma come from behind to win in Roma’s return.