Sport Serie A: Weston McKennie scores, but Sassuolo pull off historic win over Juventus; Inter, Roma, Atalanta win
Manchester United vs. Atalanta result: Ronaldo goal caps epic comeback win
Down 2-0 at halftime, the Red Devils scored three unanswered goals in the second half to clinch a huge Champions League home win.At one point during the night Manchester United dropped last in the group, but it finished the night at the top. The winning goal was authored by that man again: Cristiano Ronaldo scored the decisive third goal nine minutes from time on an imperious header in the box that was the exclamation mark to an incredible comeback.
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.
Simeone stays hot, Hellas Verona hands Juventus second straight defeat
Two crucial mistakes gave Hellas Verona an early advantage and Juventus took too long to respond, falling to ninth in the league table.There was plenty of the same mistakes and frustrations Juventus has dealt with all season long that eventually allowed the hosts to grab an early advantage. But it was not just about the Juventus’ mistakes as Verona looked the better and more dangerous team for much of the first half and probably for most of the match. Things never seemed to be in sync for Juventus, defensively, in the attack or especially in the midfield.
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.
Cuadrado’s late stunner gets Juventus back on the winning track
It was looking like more dropped points were on the way for Juventus but a special moment from Juan Cuadrado in stoppage time gave the hosts a 1-0 over 10-man Fiorentina.However, the Bianconeri found a second wind in the second half when the visitors went down to 10 players for the final 20 minutes of the match and the winning goal finally came in the 91st minute off the boot of substitute Juan Cuadrado. Juventus finished off its fifth 1-0 victory of the season and grabbed three points in the league for the first time since Oct. 17 to move back into eighth place, level with Fiorentina on points.
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.
Atalanta vs. Manchester United result: Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice to rescue Man United against Atalanta
Cristiano Ronaldo led another incredible Manchester United comeback, coming from behind on two occasions to equalize, including a goal deep into second-half stoppage time.Atalanta led 2-0 at Old Trafford two weeks before and the Red Devils stormed back for an incredible 3-2 win in their last head-to-head matchup. This time in Italy, Atalanta went up 1-0 and 2-1 and Ronaldo found a way to respond each time.
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 ????
Round 8: Juventus vs. Roma match preview
Just like last month, Juventus comes out of the international break with a pretty big-time fixture.But, when it comes to zooming out from focusing on just two men who, while very important to their respective team’s success, there’s a very real fact looking us right in the face.
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)
Serie A scores: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores at both ends as AC Milan go top with win over Bologna .
The Super Swede produced a rare own goal; Empoli and Sassuolo, meanwhile, nab three pointsThe Swedish superstar put through his own net to give the hosts a lifeline in the second half at Renato Dall'Ara but later scored at the right end to cap a 4-2 win for Stefano Pioli's men.