Serie A: AS Roma take the lead

Inter Milan capitalized on a blunder by city rivals AC to move past the Italian champions in Serie A. Bayern Munich’s first Champions League opponent easily defeated newly promoted US Cremonese 3-1 (2-0), while Milan narrowly avoided their first defeat of the season in a disappointing 0-0 draw at Sassuolo Calcio.

Even ahead of the two Milan clubs, AS Roma took the lead in the table, at least temporarily, at the start of the fourth matchday. The team of star coach Jose Mourinho came to an unchallenged 3-0 (2-0) against promoted AC Monza and is one point ahead of Inter with ten points. Milan are third, another point behind.

For the Nerazzurri were successful against Cremonese Joaquin Correa (12th), Nicolo Barella (38th) and Lautaro Martinez (76th). National player Robin Gosens, courted by Bayer Leverkusen, came on late (79′).

The Rossoneri were lucky in Sassuolo when goalkeeper Mike Maignan was able to parry a penalty kick from international Domenico Berardi (23′). Berardi had to be replaced in tears in the second half (52nd) with a suspected serious knee injury. As expected, new signing Malick Thiaw from Bundesliga club Schalke 04 has not yet been included in the squad for Milan, who have been unbeaten in 20 league games across the season.

Access Paulo Dybala ensured Roma’s victory with his first two goals (18th/32nd) in the new kit. Roger Ibanez (61st) made the final score.

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