Sunday’s Serie A action concluded the Matchday 3 fixtures, with Fiorentina v Napoli ending goalless in Tuscany, closing the curtain on a fascinating weekend. At the same time, Lecce and Empoli shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw down in Salento.
The earlier games on Sunday had slightly more action to report. Salernitana hammered Sampdoria 4-0 to compound the Blucerchiati’s early-season struggles, and Atalanta claimed a big 1-0 win away at Verona.
Saturday saw one of the biggest Matchday 3 fixtures of in Juventus v AS Roma, and champions AC Milan v Bologna was the standout of the two late games. Nothing could separate the two sides in Turin as they drew 1-1, while the Rossoneri claimed a comfortable 2-0 win over the Rossoblu later in the evening.
Juventus took an early lead through a stunning Dusan Vlahovic free-kick, but Paulo Dybala claimed a stunning assist for Tammy Abraham to level for Roma and see the spoils shared.
In Milan, Rafael Leao and Olivier Giroud got the two goals for the hosts. Elsewhere on Saturday, Torino beat Cremonese 2-1 and Spezia played out a 2-2 draw with Sassuolo in Liguria with Albin Ekdal sent off late on.
Luis Alberto was the name on everybody’s lips after the first day of Serie A’s Matchday 3 games came to a close on Friday evening. The Spaniard scored an incredible second for Lazio as they claimed a 3-1 win over title hopefuls Inter at the Stadio Olimpico.
There were two games in all played on Friday evening, and the thriller in Rome closed out the night’s action in real style. After a somewhat goal-shy Matchday 2 last week, Matchday 3 has started well with seven goals across the two games so far.
Earlier on Friday, Udinese went away to Monza and claimed a 2-1 win. Destiny Udogie got the winner for the Zebrette, although they had fallen behind in the first half.
Andrea Colpani opened the scoring for Monza after 32 minutes, allowing their fans to dream of their first win or points of this Serie A season. Beto levelled just four minutes later though and Udogie won the game in the 77th minute.
The real fun came in the Eternal City though, where Lazio looked excellent in their 3-1 win over Inter. Felipe Anderson, Luis Alberto and Pedro all scored for the hosts and Lautaro Martinez cancelled out the Brazilian’s opener to equalise at 1-1 after half time.
Serie A Table after Sunday’s Matchday 3 games
Serie A 2022/23 – Matchday 3 kick-off times
|Date||Fixture||Local||UK (BST)||US (EST)||US (PST)|
|Friday, August 26||Monza v Udinese||18:30||17:30||12:30||09:30|
|Friday, August 26||Lazio v Inter||20:45||19:45||14:45||11:45|
|Saturday, August 27||Juventus v AS Roma||18:30||17:30||12:30||09:30|
|Saturday, August 27||Cremonese v Torino||18:30||17:30||12:30||09:30|
|Saturday, August 27||Spezia v Sassuolo||20:45||19:45||14:45||11:45|
|Saturday, August 27||AC Milan v Bologna||20:45||19:45||14:45||11:45|
|Sunday, August 28||Verona v Atalanta||18:30||17:30||12:30||09:30|
|Sunday, August 28||Salernitana v Sampdoria||18:30||17:30||12:30||09:30|
|Sunday, August 28||Lecce v Empoli||20:45||19:45||14:45||11:45|
|Sunday, August 28||Fiorentina v Napoli||20:45||19:45||14:45||11:45|