Juventus Turin’s bumpy start in Serie A continues. After four draws from the first six league games, the team of coach Massimiliano Allegri, who was suspended, suffered their first defeat of the season on Sunday. Juve lost 0-1 (0-0) to AC Monza, who had been at the bottom of the table without a win to date.
The gap to leaders SSC Napoli is already seven points.
The Old Lady disappointed across the board against the club of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who had fired their coach during the week. The culmination of a very weak first half was the dismissal of newcomer Angel di Maria (40th) after an elbow blow. After the break it was even more bitter for the ambitious Turiners: Christian Gytkjaer (74th) scored the much-acclaimed winning goal for the promoted team.
Meanwhile, Napoli successfully defended their lead thanks to a 2-1 (0-0) win at champions AC Milan – still tied on points ahead of Atalanta Bergamo, who prevailed 1-0 (1-0) at AS Roma. Matteo Politano (55th penalty) and Giovanni Simeone (78th), the son of Atletico Madrid’s star coach Diego Simeone, scored for Naples. Milan’s Olivier Giroud (69th) had taken care of the equalizer. Bergamo’s victory secured the 18-year-old defensive talent Giorgio Scalvini (35th).
Previously, cup winners Inter Milan lost 3-1 at Udinese Calcio after conceding two late goals. Nicolo Barella (5′) gave the visitors an early lead before Inter right-back Milan Skriniar (22′) scored an own goal. Then Jaka Bijol (84th) and former HSV professional Tolgay Arslan (90th + 3) shot Udinese to victory.
In the other Sunday games, Lazio won confidently 4-0 (3-0) at basement child US Cremonese, while AC Florence won 2-0 (1-0) at home against Hellas Verona.