Serie A Round Up: Unstoppable Napoli, Resurgent Inter, Cold Milan And Brave Salernitana Light Up Round 12
Written By Jacobs Dunga
Napoli continue to set the pace in the Italian top flight with another emphatic victory on Saturday.
Luciano Spalletti is definitely enjoying one of the best moments of his coaching career with Napoli dominating the Italian league.
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The Azzurri are top of the table with 32 points from 12 games and remain unbeaten this season.
A 4-0 demolition of Sassuolo on Saturday which was masterminded by a Victor Osimhen hat-trick and a Kvaratskhelia goal consolidated their place at the top of the pile.
Atalanta, who won their eighth game of the season thanks to goals from Hans Hateboer and Ademola Lookman to set a new club record after twelve rounds are closely behind in second place, five points adrift of the pacesetters.
AC Milan are down to third on the log after they were humbled by Torino 2-1 in a game that saw the Rossoneri concede twice in the first half.
That was the first loss in 17 games for the champions when playing away a from home and the second this season.
Inter are now fifth on the log after their newly found form helped them to a 3-0 crushing of Sampdoria and level on points with Lazio in fourth. However, the Nerazzurri could drop to sixth by the end of Monday should AS Roma manage to win at Verona on Monday.
Juventus’ 1-0 win at Lecce takes them to seventh with Udinese dropping to eighth after their goalless draw at Cremonese, meaning that they’re yet to win any of their last four games.
Torino’s victory over Milan means they sit one point above Salernitana who complete the top ten after the first twelve rounds.
Davide Nicola masterminded Salernitana’s impressive 3-1 victory against Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico.
Mattia Zaccagni put Lazio ahead in the 41st minute before Antonio Candreva responded with a delicate chip over the head of Ivan Provedel.
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Federico Fazio put the away side ahead in the 68th minute before Boulaye Dia put the icing on the cake with a third in the 76th minute following a well organized counter attack.
Cremonese continue to sit rock bottom despite picking up a point at home to Udinese. The game was only the second time they’ve been able to keep a clean sheet this season with the first coming also in a goalless draw at home to Sassuolo on September fourth.
Hellas Verona take on AS Roma on Monday with Monza hosting Bologna same day to complete the round 12 fixtures.
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