Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave AC Milan a long-awaited victory over fellow city rivals AC Milan in Serie A (1-2) on Saturday with two goals. Sam Lammers scored again for Atalanta, which lost big to Napoli (4-1).
Napoli already leads 4-0 at half time
Ibrahimovic, who made his comeback after missing several games because he had tested positive for the corona virus, opened the score in the thirteenth minute. He initially missed a penalty, but coolly used the rebound.
The Swedish superstar, who also has a history at Internazionale, was also responsible for the 0-2 three minutes later. He simply tapped a cross from Rafael Leao at the far post.
Internazionale, where Stefan de Vrij was in the starting line-up, came back to 2-1 in the 29th minute. Romelu Lukaku benefited from moderate elimination of goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. The same Lukaku seemed to deserve a penalty after the break, but that was reversed by the VAR due to offside.
AC Milan only recorded its first victory over Internazionale in competition since 2016. As a result, the ‘Rossoneri’ are still leading the ranking with twelve points from four games. The ‘Nerazzurri’ occupy sixth place, five points behind the arch enemy.
Hirving Lozano and Victor Osimhen celebrate a goal from Napoli against Atalanta. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Napoli already led 4-0 against Atalanta at half time. Former PSV player Hirving Lozano took care of the 1-0 in the 23rd minute with a ticker and four minutes later also for the 2-0 with a placed long shot. Matteo Politano and Victor Osimhen were responsible for the 3-0 and 4-0 respectively.
After the break Atalanta was unable to come back, but still scored the honor. Lammers, who had entered the field in the 55th minute, was allowed to walk alone to the goalkeeper twenty minutes before the end and finished. It was his second goal in his fourth game for Atalanta.
Atalanta, where Marten de Roon kicked off and Hans Hateboer sat on the bench for ninety minutes, lost points for the first time this season, after the surprising number three of last season convincingly won the first three games.
For Napoli, the victory is a boost after a turbulent week. The team of trainer Gennaro Gattuso was unable to play against Juventus at the beginning of October due to corona infections and was penalized by the Italian federation with a regulatory defeat and a point deduction. Napoli now has eight points.
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