Serie A weekend review: Okonkwo gives Bologna late win

Serie A weekend review: Okonkwo gives Bologna late win

Paulo Dybala can’t stop scoring at the moment, as his brilliant start to the new campaign continues to get even better.

After scoring a hat-trick last weekend, Dybala added a brace as the Italian champions tore into Torino with a 4-0 defeat in Turin.

Miralem Pjanic and Alex Sandro were also on target for the hosts, as the made history alongside SS Napoli, who followed the 6-1 demolition of Lazio with a hard-fought 3-2 defeat of SPAL, thanks to a late Faouzi Ghoulam effort.

With their victories, Juventus and Napoli became the first teams in Serie A history to win their opening six games.

Elsewhere, goals from Edin Dzeko and Stephan El Shaarawy, who scored twice, earned Roma a 3-1 win over Udinese, whose consolation goal was scored by Jens Strugger Larsen, at the Olympic stadium.

At the San Siro, Inter Milan were made to work hard for their win, as the secured a narrow 1-0 win over nine-man Genoa, with Danilo D’Ambrosio scoring the decisive goal three minutes from time.

Genoa’s day was made even worse when Stephane Omeonga and Adel Taarabt were both sent off in added time.

Inter’s neighbors, AC Milan, were at the receiving end of a defeat, after they lost 2-0 to Sampdoria, whose goals came courtesy Duvan Zapata and Ricardo Alvarez, while Chievo also beat Cagliari, who played the last seven minutes with ten men, 2-0, with Roberto Inglese and Mariusz Stepinski on the score sheet.

Atlanta had Remo Freuler to thank, after he rescued a a point in their 1-1 draw with Fiorentina, while Lazio bounced back to winning ways after a 6-1 hiding from Napoli the last time with a morale boosting 3-0 defeat of Verona.

Ciro Immobile scored a brace, as he continues to deliver the goods for Lazio, having entered into double figures with his latest goals.

Crotone took all three points from bottom club, Benevento, after a 2-0 win.

Meanwhile little known Nigerian, Orji Okonkwo, secured a first win in four matches for Bologna, becoming the 458th player to score for the club in their history, after he scored the decisive goal in their 1-0 win over Sassuolo.

As for the league table, Napoli are top of the league on 18 points, same as defending champions, Juventus, who, however, are second as they have an inferior goal difference.

Inter Milan are two points further in third, while Lazio, who have 13 points, are fourth.

On the other side of the table, Genoa, Verona and Benevento have a lot to do, as they currently occupy the dreaded red zone, with Benevento the only side yet to record at least a point.

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