Italian Serie A Review: The Big Teams Show Superiority

The theme for Matchday 10 in the Italian Serie A was superiority on the part of the big teams as they secured respective wins over their inferior opponents.

Napoli are back on top after they came from behind to beat hosts Genoa 3-2 with leading topscorer Dries Mertens getting a brace to take his league tally to 9 goals. They leapfrog Inter Milan who had gone to the summit on Tuesday night after their win over Sampdoria.

Third-placed Juventus are three points off top spot following their 4-1 home win over SPAL 2013 with stars like Gonzalo Higuain, Paolo Dybala, Federico Bernardeschi and Juan Cuadrado getting on the scoresheet. Lazio also maintain their place in the top four with a 2-1 win at Bologna with goals from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Senad Lulic.

Lazio’s city rivals AS Roma have been overshadowed by their arch nemesis this season but that didn’t stop them from beating Crotone 1-0 courtesy a 10th minute penalty from Diego Perotti.

Another big side in AC Milan returned to winning ways with an emphatic 4-1 win over Chievo Verona with players like Nikola Kalinic, Suso and Hakan Calhanoglu getting on the scoresheet for the 7-time European champions. The win eases the pressure on manager Vicenzo Montella who has overseen an average start to the season.


Bologna 1-2 Lazio

Juventus 4-1 SPAL 2013

Genoa 2-3 Napoli

Fiorentina 3-0 Torino

Chievo Verona 1-4 AC Milan

AS Roma 1-0 Crotone

Atalanta 3-0 Hellas Verona

Sassuolo 0-1 Udinese

Cagliari 2-1 Benevento


Standings (Top 4):

  1. Napoli 28 points
  1. Inter Milan 26 points
  1. Juventus 25 points

      4. Lazio 25 points