Serie A: Milan corrects Cagliari with a double from Giroud, AS Roma unrolls
After Naples’ victory at Genoa (2-1) and Sassuolo’s draw which hosted Sampdoria Genoa (0-0), the second day of Serie A ended this Sunday evening with two promising posters. Winner of the Samp (1-0) in the opening, AC Milan had the ambition to confirm against Cagliari who remained on a draw against the Spezia of Thiago Motta (2-2). In Giuseppe Meazza, Stefano Pioli aligned a 4-2-3-1 in which Théo Hernandez and Olivier Giroud were aligned from the start. Opposite, Leonardo Semplici’s men started in 3-5-2 with the presence of former Marseillais Kevin Strootman in the midfield. In a very prolific meeting, the Milanese have never trembled.
If Deiola (15th) responded to the opening scoring of Tonali (12th), Diaz allowed the Rossoneri to quickly regain the lead (2-1, 17th). Well supported by a very inspired Saelemaekers-Diaz-Leão trio, Giroud, in his new colors, offered himself his first double (24th, 43rd) in Serie A. In control during the second half, the Milanese kept this large advantage and thus confirmed their good start to the season. Thanks to this success (4-1), Milan joined the main candidates for the title at the top of Serie A before going to face Lazio, just after the international break, on the third day.
In the other poster of the evening, the promoted Salernitana hosted AS Roma at the Arechi stadium. Confident, José Mourinho’s men remained on three consecutive wins. In addition to their victory obtained at the opening of the Italian championship against Fiorentina (3-1), the Romans were very applied in their double confrontation against Trabzonspor during the play-offs of the Europa Conference Conference. With the will to continue its march forward, AS Roma aligned a 4-2-3-1 with the first tenure of their new recruit Tammy Abraham, who arrived from Chelsea.
Opposite, Fabrizio Castori’s men presented themselves in 5-4-1 with the objective of catching their evening opponents. Very largely dominating (83% possession of the ball), the Romans, held in check at the break, finally found the fault when they returned from the locker room. Moments after the opening of the score of Pellegrini (1-0, 48th), Veretout, recently called for the first time with the Blues, made the break (2-0, 52nd). For his first with the Giallorossi, Abraham also went there for his goal (3-0, 69th) before Pellegrini, author of a double (4-0, 79th) closes this offensive festival. A convincing success (4-0) for AS Roma (2nd) who will cross swords with Sassuolo on the next day.