OneFootball·29 January 2023
OneFootball·29 January 2023
There are four tasty fixtures to look forward to in Serie A across Sunday, check here throughout the day to keep up with the action.
Scorers: Osimhen 17′, Simeone ; El Shaarawy 75′
There was confusion in the Napoli backline when a long ball to Tammy Abraham was headed back towards goal by Kim Min-jae, and bounced just wide of the post.
The league leaders recovered well though, and Victor Osimhen wowed the home crowd with a ferocious volley slammed into the roof of the net.
Roma’s pressing almost paid off when a shot from Leonardo Spinazzola was palmed behind for a corner by Alex Meret just before the half time whistle blew.
Whatever José Mourinho said at half time must’ve worked as the Giallorossi emerged with renewed vigour after the break, Bryan Cristante forcing a point-blank save from Meret.
With Roma pushed up high, Napoli were able to mount a rapid counter, but Hirving Lozano chose to shoot over the bar when Napoli were three against two in attack.
Napoli had their backs to the wall, and the away side had their reward when a long ball into the box was prodded home by Stephan El Shaarawy with 15 minutes to play.
But with minutes remaining the home side had the final say, when Giovanni Simeone latched on to a pass from Piotr Zieliński, adjusting to take the shot on his right foot from inside the box and delivered it beyond Rui Patrício.
Scorers: Ciurria 18′, Mota 39′
After Milan were embarrassed by Sassuolo, it was newly-promoted Monza’s turn to dish out a shock win over a big side in Serie A as they turned Juventus over.
It could even have been worse for Juve as Monza thought they had taken the lead early on. Matteo Pessina played in Gianluca Caprari, who took a good first touch and beat Wojciech Szczęsny at the near post.
That effort was ruled to be offside, but the travelling supporters could celebrate for real when Patrick Ciurria slammed his shot high above Szczęsny into the roof of the net.
As the Bianconeri continued to defend deep and look blunt in attack, Monza doubled their advantage as Dany Mota went unchallenged in the box as he rounded Szczęsny and slotted home.
Juve pushed to get a goal back, and 15 minutes to play, Monza stopper Michele Di Gregorio pulled off an excellent save from a fierce Ángel Di María strike.
Next, a goalmouth scramble saw Bremer head the ball in the back of the net, but that attempt was ruled out by the referee and the home side remained two goals behind.
Max Allegri’s side huffed and puffed but couldn’t find a way through, as they ended the behind Monza in the Serie A table having lost twice to the newly-promoted side this season.
Scorers: Giroud 24′, Origi 81′; Defrel 19′, Frattesi 22′, Berardi 30′, Laurienté (PEN) 47′, Henrique 79′.
Milan’s problems worsened as they were torn apart by a struggling Sassuolo side, falling to a stunning 5-2 defeat the San Siro.
The champions went into the game off the back of a 4-0 defeat to Lazio in midweek which left 12 points behind league leaders Napoli, but their situation didn’t improve today against their visitors who were five points above the relegation zone before kick off.
The visitors stormed into a two-goal lead inside the first 22 minutes with Grégorie Defrel on hand to turn Domenico Berardi’s cross home at the back post before a neat move cut open the Milan defence allowing Davide Frattesi to smash the ball low past Ciprian Tătărușanu.
Olivier Giroud did respond moments later to get Stefano Pioli’s side back in it, heading Davide Calabria’s cross into the top corner but Berardi was there with a header of his own to restore Sassuolo’s two-goal advantage on the half hour mark.
It got worse at the start of the second period for Milan when Sassuolo was awarded a penalty after Calabria brought down Armand Laurienté in the box, with the Frenchman stepped up to beat Tătărușanu from 12 yards.
Ante Rebić had a goal ruled out for offside before Matheus Henrique put the game beyond any doubt with a low drive from the edge of the box to become the first team since Juventus in 1997 to score five goals against Milan at the San Siro in the league.
Divock Origi came off the bench to curl home a consolation but the damage was done and Milan fall to third straight defeat in all competitions, and leaving the Rossoneri without a win in six games.
You can catch up on the highlights from yesterday’s action if you are based in the UK or Ireland here.