Written By Onyeka
Today, the last round of matches for the week 2 of the 2023/24 Serie A season took place with Salernitana at home against Udinese while Cagliari welcomed Inter Milan to the Unipol Dumos in the other game.
Unlike the game on Saturday that saw some upsets and yesterday that was overshadowed by VAR, it was a pretty straightforward result. Salernitana needed a late goal to grab a point against Udinese while a Lautaro-inspired team got all three points to keep pace with Napoli and AC Milan at the top of the table with another win while also keeping another clean sheet.
At the Stadio Arechi in Salerno, after a goalless first half, Udinese opened the scoring in the 57th minute. Serbian midfielder, whose move to Inter failed at the last minute was the scorer as he got a shot away from the edge of the box and scores into the bottom right corner. Lorenzo Lucca provided an assist for the goal.
They tried to hold on for the lead, but the home side managed to get back on level terms. Former Inter winger, Antonio Candreva played a pass to the feet of Boulaye Dia (Salernitana), and the forward was able to convert to earn his team a precious point.
In the other game, Inter Milan continued their impressive start with another 2-0 win, courtesy of two first half goals, this time, away from home after winning by the same margin against Monza in their first game. In the 21st minute, A great through ball by Marcus Thuram sets up Denzel Dumfries inside the box, and the Dutchman makes no mistake from close range to give his team the lead.
They soon doubled their advantage in the 30th minute through their captain, Lautaro Martinez, his second of the season too. The Argentine forward finds himself some space inside the box to get on the end of a pass from Federico Dimarco, then sends the ball into the bottom left corner.
The Nerazzurri were able to manage the game to see out the result for the maximum three points, while also keeping another clean sheet at the back despite the absence of Francesco Acerbi at the back. At the top of the table, we have AC Milan, Napoli, Inter Milan and surprisingly, Hellas Verona on 6 points after two games.
At the bottom, we have Lazio, Empoli and Sassuolo with zero points. League action will resume this coming weekend with top fixtures like Roma against AC Milan at the Stadio Olimpico, Inter Milan against Fiorentina at the San Siro and then Empoli at home against Juventus. This will be the last round of fixtures before the first international break of the season.
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