There were four games in all on Saturday, with Torino and Lazio playing out a scoreless draw at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, as did Udinese and Salernitana in Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
Inter’s 3-0 win came courtesy of goals from Lautaro Martinez, Hakan Calhanoglu and Joaquin Correa, and Romelu Lukaku had a hand in the result despite not scoring himself.
Alongside Inter beating Spezia in the late set of fixtures, a stunning volley from Domenico Berardi saw Sassuolo claim a 1-0 win over Lecce at the Mapei Stadium. The Salento-based side had started well and troubled Andrea Consigli’s goal, but Berardi just had a bit of class that was otherwise missing on the night.
The standout fixture of Serie A’s Matchday 2 came in Bergamo in Atalanta vs AC Milan. Although the hosts took the lead through Ruslan Malinovskyi, the Italian champions fought back with a second-half leveller from Ismael Bennacer in a 1-1 draw.
Also on Sunday, Napoli beat Monza 4-0, Empoli and Fiorentina drew 0-0 in Tuscany, and Bologna drew 1-1 with Hellas Verona.
Monday’s games continued with the trend of not exactly being goal filled. Roma beat Cremonese 1-0 and Juventus were unable to break Sampdoria down, drawing 0-0 at Marassi.
Serie A Table after Sunday’s Matchday 2 games
Serie A Matchday 2 Results
|Saturday, August 20||Torino 0-0 Lazio|
|Saturday, August 20||Udinese 0-0 Salernitana|
|Saturday, August 20||Inter 3-0 Spezia|
|Saturday, August 20||Sassuolo 1-0 Lecce|
|Sunday, August 21||Napoli 4-0 Monza|
|Sunday, August 21||Empoli 0-0 Fiorentina|
|Sunday, August 21||Bologna 1-1 Verona|
|Sunday, August 21||Atalanta 1-1 AC Milan|
|Monday, August 22||AS Roma 1-0 Cremonese|
|Monday, August 22||Sampdoria 0-0 Juventus|