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SERIE A TIM. Week 3 Preview

Nicola Murru of Cagliari and Mohamed Salah of Roma in contrast during the Serie A match between Cagliari Calcio and AS Roma at Stadio Sant'Elia on August 28, 2016 in Cagliari, Italy.

Seria A third week will go underway with Juventus – Sassuolo match on Saturday. However, this is not the only match to pay an attention to in this weekend.

Juventus – Sassuolo / 10.09 18:00 CET


First two day victories proved us, that the Old lady is not going to stop and will chase another consecutive Scudetto. Though Lazio and Fiorentina were bitten by 1 goal difference, Juve looked like a team that can and must win anyone in Calcio. Their next opponent Sassuolo is not as serious and dangerous as Lazio and Fiorentina are, but… As always The Green-blacks will make some noise during the season, but that wouldn’t transform into anything serious. Sassuolo had an away 1-0 victory against Palermo, but was crushed by Pescara at home (0-3). Juventus shouldn’t face any problems at home.

Palermo – Napoli / 10.09 20:45 CET

Everybody will talk about Napoli and Higuain for a few months to come. Argentina international’s mega transfer to Juventus weakened Napoli attack, making it much less dangerous. Firstly, Neapolitans made an unexpectable 2-2 draw with Pescara. Howbeit, a week later the Sky blues had a home victory against Milan. Maurizzio Sarri’s team was winning by 2 goals, but all of a sudden conceded two goals. Jose Callejon brought the hard 3 points to Napoli.

On the other hand, the team from Sicily likes to change their coaches. 10 (!!!!) coaches during one year. That’s the main reason of Palermo’s such bad results. As already noted, Palermo had a home defeat against Sassuolo. However, during the next week Inter Milan took 3 points from newly appointed Roberto De Zerbi’s team. Palermo’s Robin Quaison is the main hope of Sicily.

Milan – Udinese / 11.09 15:00 CET

Milan's Carlos Bacca (L) and Udinese's Pablo Armero (R) in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Milan and Udinese at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 07 February 2016. ANSA/ DANIELE MASCOLO

History is the only thing that AC Milan can be proud of now. It’s really awful to see the Rossoneri’s bad results in Serie A. Already 3 years has passed since AC Milan’s last appearance in UEFA Champions League. The coach-changing tendency can be seen here, too. Pippo Inzaghi, Christian Brocchi, Sinisa Mihajlovic and finally Vincenzo Montella. During first two weeks the Rossoneris seemed to be really happy but their football was chaotic with many goals for and against. AC Milan’s today’s hope is Carlos Bacca. Udinese lost their goalscoring machine – Antonio Di Natale. Former Italy international just retired from football. Though the Udine team lost to AS Roma 0-4, they rehabilitated against Empoli in the next round with a 2-0 victory. Duván Zapata and Stipe Perica are the attacking force and they will help Udinese to keep their place in Serie A.

AS Roma vs Sampdoria / 11.09 15:00 CET

The Wolves as usual has made significant shopping during the transfer window and kept most of the loaned superstars. Francesco Totti – AS Roma living legend, also stayed at home for one more year. After the Champions League fiasco, the Gialarossis will concentrate mostly on Serie A, though the team will now play in UEFA Europa League. The first home win against Udinese 4 goals to 0 has given some hope to the fans, but Luciano Spaletti’s team suddenly dropped two points against Cagliari (2-2). For today, AS Romа with superstars like Salah and Dzeko, are considered to be the only opponent for Juventus during this season. Sampdoria are one of the 3 teams that have 6 points out of 6 after first two weeks. Empoli and Atalanta were beaten during first two days. Colombia international Luiz Miruel is the team’s main striker. Additionally, we cannot forget about the legendary former Scuadra Azzurra international Fabio Quagliarella.

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  • Serie A co-leader, aside to Juventus and Sampdoria, Genoa, will face AC Fiorentina. The Violets are interested to move up in the table, but Genoa also want to keep their historical victory run.
  • Chievo and Lazio have 3 points both. Ciro Immobile, Italy international, made his debut for Lazio with a goal. The capital team’s fans don’t want to give up their hope with the striker, who promised to bring Lazio back to Europe.