On 18th Sept, In Monza vs Juventus, Monza plunged Juventus into a recent disaster by defeating the under-pressure Turin giants 1-0 in their first Serie A match, while in AS Roma vs Atalanta, Atalanta is the provisional league leader after defeating Roma 1-0.
Serie A | Monza vs Juventus | Christian Gytkjaer scored a historic goal quarter-hour from time on the U-Power Stadium to lift Monza, owned by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, off the bottom of the table and end Juventus‘ unbeaten start to the season. Monza took their first three points of the season in their first match under Raffaele Palladino, who replaced sacked Giovanni Stroppa on Tuesday.
Match Highlights in Photos | Monza vs Juventus
They are still in the relegation zone but are only one point behind seventeenth-placed Verona, who lost 2-0 at Fiorentina.
“Today was incredible and unexpected,”
“They demonstrated that they were real men… They gave everything; I shouldn’t get any credit because it was all their fault.”
Troubled Juventus, who lost Angel Di Maria to a straight red card 5 minutes before halftime, are eighth and 10 points behind Atalanta after winning only two of their first seven matches.
Before the game, Juve CEO Maurizio Arrivabene stated it would be “crazy” to fire Allegri, who is under contract until 2025 and earns an estimated eight million euros per year.
However, a poor start in Italy and two defeats in their first two Champions League matches have put Allegri in the crosshairs of supporters, who have chastised him not only for the poor results but also for the uninspiring football his team is playing.
Allegri has not been helped by an injury disaster that denied him 5 potential starters on Sunday, and Juve’s chances on Sunday were harmed further when Di Maria — who later stated the defeat was his fault — was sent off for elbowing Armando Izzo.
Juve had created little prior to the Argentina winger’s dismissal, and Monza came closest to scoring after the break, with first Dany Mota and then Gytkjaer fluffing good chances from close range.
Patrick Ciurria had given Mota his chance, and the Italian clipped a cross for Gytkjaer, who swept the ball home for his first goal in the Italian top flight, sending the home fans wild and leaving Juve wondering where to show next.
Match Highlight | Serie A | AS Roma vs Atalanta
AS Roma vs Atalanta | Serie A | Atlanta reclaims first place. Atalanta climbed to the top of the league after Giorgio Scalvini’s superbly struck low strike 10 minutes earlier than halftime on the Stadio Olimpico earned them three points.
Match Highlights in Photos | AS Roma vs Atalanta
After gathering a cross from fellow teen Rasmus Hojlund, the 18-year-old skimmed his end off the submit, giving Atalanta their fifth win of the season with their sole shot on goal.
Gian Piero Gasperini’s side is somewhat ahead of Udinese, who defeated Inter Milan 3-1 in Sunday’s early match to win their fifth match in a row.
However, they are frequently joined on 17 points by either champions AC Milan or Napoli, who face off at the San Siro in the weekend’s main event.
Regardless, they rode their luck to victory, with Tammy Abraham missing two golden chances to score at the end of the first half.
Worldwide, England Abraham’s supporters were perplexed as to how he did not score 5 minutes earlier than halftime when, clear by on goal, he neither shot nor took the ball around Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello and easily ran the ball off the pitch.
Abraham then played a neat one-two with Nemanja Matic before seeing his close-range effort blocked by Sportiello.
AS Roma were enraged after referee Daniele Chiffi failed to award the hosts a penalty for Caleb Okoli yanking at Nicolo Zaniolo’s shorts to the point where his underwear was visible.
Jose Mourinho was held back by his coaching staff and was sent off by Chiffi, which means he will miss Roma’s trip to his former club Inter after the international break.
With three minutes remaining, Eldor Shomurodov headed large after sensational play from Zaniolo, and when the Uzbekistan captain dragged a low shot large shortly afterwards, Atalanta was assured of the factors.
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