Sport Serie A: Weston McKennie scores, but Sassuolo pull off historic win over Juventus; Inter, Roma, Atalanta win
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This week's first slate of games is almost done with just Napoli against Bologna left on Thursday and like Tuesday, Wednesday produced some significant results.
Juventus lost again while Inter Milan, Roma, Lazio, and Atalanta all won to further define the top end of Serie A which already has 10 points between leaders AC Milan and La Dea just outside of the UEFA Champions League places. You can catch every Serie A match on.
We recap Wednesday's results.
Juventus 1, Sassuolo 2
Massimiliano Allegri's men tasted defeat after a 10-match unbeaten run as they went down to Sassuolo to halt the Bianconeri's recent rise.
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Davide Frattesi's first half opener was teed up by Gregoire Defrel and then cancelled out by Weston McKennie's leveller from a Paulo Dybala assist.
Allegri's reaction says it all ????
Weston McKennie, take a bow ????— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo)
However, instead of Juve going on to win it, Domenico Berardi provided for Maxime Lopez to score at the death in the fifth minute of added time to gift the visitors all three points and their first-ever win at Allianz Stadium.
Maxime Lopez scored the winner in Turin and hit Juventus with the SIIIUUUU ????— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo)
The Old Lady are now 13 points behind leaders Milan with their title hopes looking slim.
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Empoli 0, Inter Milan 2
It was more straightforward evening for Inter who disposed of Empoli through Danilo D'Ambrosio and Federico Dimarco efforts in either half at Stadio Carlo Castellani.
The result keeps Inter third and now there is a two-point gap over Roma and six points between the Nerazzurri and Juve who are currently out of European contention.
Alexis Sanchez with a gorgeous chip and Danilo D’Ambrosio is on hand to score ????— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo)
Cagliari 1, Roma 2
The Sardinians threatened to make life difficult for Jose Mourinho and his side but ultimately Walter Mazzarri's hosts fell short again and remain bottom.
Cagliari took the lead through Leonardo Pavoletti but 20 minutes from time, Lorenzo Pellegrini came to the fore for the Giallorossi.
Inside of seven minutes, Pellegrini had teed up Ibanez to level and then put Roma ahead himself to ensure that they remain within two points of Inter in second.
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Martin Green has locked in his Serie A best bets for Juventus vs. Sassuolo on Paramount+MONACO - NOVEMBER 21: Timo Werner of RB Leipzig celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League group G match between AS Monaco and RB Leipzig at Stade Louis II on November 21, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco.
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC. LORENZO PELLEGIRINI. WHAT A FREE-KICK ????— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo)
Lazio 1, Fiorentina 0
Maurizio Sarri's men edged Viola at Stadio Olimpico with Pedro getting the only goal of the game seven minutes into the second half.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic provided the assist as Lazio moved up ahead of Juve and into the continental spots.
Great team play from Lazio and Pedro smashes it in ????— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo)
Sampdoria 1, Atalanta 3
The most entertaining game was arguably one of the earlier kick-offs with Gian Piero Gasperini's men recovering from a goal down to win 3-1.
Francesco Caputo gave Blucerchiati the lead only for a Kristoffer Askildsen own goal to level for La Dea before Duvan Zapata converted from Davide Zappacosta four minutes later.
Josip Ilicic made the game safe late on and Atalanta remain within three points of third spot in the table.
Josip Ilicic with some supreme individual brilliance ????
Hellas Verona- Juventus: Probable compos and on which chain follow this game of Serie A
Hellas Verona- Juventus: Probable compos and on which chain follow this Serie A match provided by 90min Paulo Dybala and his will have to take up the head after the defeat against Sassuolo. | Nicolò Campo / Gettyimages A few days after having suffered a scathing defeat at the reception of Sassuolo (1-2), Juventus will challenge the Hellas Verona. A new counter-performance is clearly uncomprous for Bianconeri. After closing four row victories, the Juventus brands the step again.
3 goals and 3 points for Atalanta ✅— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo)
Udinese 1, Verona 1
Finally, Udinese and Verona shared a point apiece with early and late goals at Dacia Arena as Isaac Success gave the hosts the lead only for former Friulani Antonin Barak to level from the penalty spot inside the final 10 minutes.
The Nigerian took less than 3 minutes to score in his first start for Udinese ????— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo)
Venezia 3, Roma 2: Okereke Match-Winner Spoils Sharper Roma Performance .
Roma looked better in attack than they have in weeks but still came up short thanks to some defensive miscues.Apart from the early kick-off time, José Mourinho unveiled a surprise of his own: a new formation. Gone was the 4-2-3-1, chucked out in favor of the 3-4-1-2; a move that puts nearly all of Roma's attacking cards on the table at once. It's a change some fans and pundits have been calling on for several weeks now but still somehow registered as a surprise.