Napoli, Juventus and Internazionale stay on 100% form in Serie A

Napoli, defending champions Juventus and Internazionale has kept their 100% form in Serie A running.

Paulo Dybala scored a hat-trick to add glitter to his 100th appearance for Juventus, taking his tally to eight goals in four games to defeat Sassuolo by 3-1 and mustering a terrific response to Juve’s midweek Champions League defeat to FC Barcelona.

The Argentinian international opened the scoring with a brilliant first-time shot curled into the net from 25 yards and another fine effort, this one poked home from just inside the box, before Matteo Politano pulled one back for Sassuolo.

However, it was not to be Sassuolo’s day as Dybala soon completed his treble, his second of the season in Serie A, with a free-kick shortly after the hour mark.

Napoli also bounced back from midweek disappointment in Europe as Benevento, still yet to pick up a point in their maiden Serie A campaign, were thrashed 6-1.

Maurizio Sarri’s team looked in the mood as they went 4-0 up inside 32 minutes through Allan, Lorenzo Insigne, Mertens and Jose Callejon. Dries Mertens then converted two second-half penalties, the second of which came in the final minute, to ensure Dybala was not the only hat trick scorer on Sunday and maintain Napoli’s spot on top of Serie A.

Meanwhile, Inter Milan were also able to keep up their perfect start to the season thanks to a 2-0 win against lowly Crotone.

However, while they found most of their previous three games easy, they had to fight till the end until Milan Skriniar broke the deadlock eight minutes from time and Ivan Perisic sealed the result in stoppage time.

Crotone, the only team yet to score a goal in Serie A this campaign, also threatened Inter on their end with keeper Samir Handanovic having forced into pulling off two fine second-half saves to deny Aleksandar Tonev and Marcus Rohden.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *