Serie A Round-Up: Matchday 2

Published July 6, 2014 by gossipzoo

Napoli 4 2 Chievo

After a thrilling start to Serie A last weekend, the action continued in similar fashion as goals were scored all across the league. 11 goals were scored in the 2 matches on Saturday and there were no goalless draws in the entire weekend.

Napoli picked up their second consecutive victory with a 4-2 win at Chievo. Hamsik gave the visitors the lead but Paloschi equalised 10 minutes later. Callejon put Napoli ahead again but Paloschi scored his second of the game to send the sides into the interval on level terms. In the second-half, Hamsik got his second of the game to restore Napoli’s lead before Gonzalo Higuain scored his first Serie A goal to secure the points.

Also on Saturday, Juventus continued their 100% start with a 4-1 victory against Lazio. Vidal fired Juventus into a 2 goal lead with a brace before Miroslav Klose pulled one back for Lazio. Vucinic restored Juve’s advantage 4 minutes after the interval and 10 minutes from time Carlos Tevez was on target to score his first goal for the side from Turin.

Roma rose to the top of Serie A with a 3-0 victory against Verona. An own-goal from Cacciatore gave Roma the lead and Pjanic extended the advantage with a delightful long-range chip. Ljajic made it 3 after 66 minutes with his strike from range.

AC Milan achieved their first win of the season with a 3-1 victory at the San Siro against Cagliari. Robinho gave the hosts an early lead and Mexes put Milan 2-0 up on the half hour mark. Sau pulled one back for Cagliari before half-time but in the second-half Mario Balotelli ensured that there would be no surprises when he restored AC Milan’s 2 goal lead.

Inter Milan got their second successive win with a 3-0 victory away against Catania. Palacio gave Inter the lead after 19 minutes and it was the difference at half-time. After the interval, goals from Nagatomo and Alvarez meant that the 3 points travelled back to Milan.

Genoa lost 5-2 at home to Fiorentina, ensuring the home side lost their second match on the trot and the visitors won to maintain their 100% record this season. Aquilani gave Fiorentina the lead after just 10 minutes and 4 minutes later Rossi doubled the visitors advantage. Mario Gomez scored to send the sides into half-time with a 3 goal difference but after the interval Gilardino reduced the deficit. It wasn’t for long though as just a minute later Rossi struck with his second of the game. Lodi scored from the penalty spot to pull one back for the hosts but Mario Gomez scored his second of the game from the penalty spot in the 90th minute.

Udinese secured their first win of the season with a 3-1 victory against Parma. Agyemang-Badu put the hosts ahead after 11 minutes and that single goal was the difference at half-time. With 18 minutes remaining, Heurtaux doubled Udinese’s advantage but 10 minutes later Cassano pulled Parma back into the game. Muriel scored a late penalty to ensure there would be no comeback.

Elsewhere, goals from Stendardo and Lucchini gave Atalanta a 2-0 victory against Torino and Livorno won 4-1 away against Sassuolo. Greco and Paulinho were on target for Livorno while Emeghara secured a brace. Zaza scored for Sassuolo.

In the other match in Serie A, Bologna drew 2-2 with Sampdoria. Eder gave Sampdoria the lead but Moscardelli equalised before half-time. Kone then gave Bologna the lead after the interval but 19 minutes from time Gabbiadini scored to ensure the points would have to be shared this time around.

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