Serie A round-up: Juventus secure victory

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It was a hectic weekend in Italy as the Serie A hosted it's fourth game-week of the new season, and that stand-out result was last year's champions picking up their first win of the season.

The majority of the games came on Sunday, with just two games taking place on Saturday, but up first we will take a look into the double-header from Saturday which saw AC Milan host Palermo and Empoli travel to Udinese.

Saturday Summary

AC Milan picked up their second win of the season thanks to a five-goal thriller at the San Siro on Saturday against Palermo.


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Palermo were unbeaten going into the game while Milan had lost two and won one, but it was the hosts that picked up all three points thanks to a brace from summer signing Carlos Bacca.

The Colombian gave Milan the lead after 21-minutes but saw his goal cancelled out by Oscar Hiljemark 13-minutes from half-time.

Milan did go into the interval in front however as Giacomo Bonaventura restored their lead five minutes from time.

Hiljemark once again pulled the visitors level, but it was Bacca who had the last say as he won the game for Milan 15-minutes from time.

The second game on Saturday saw Udinese fall to a 2-1 defeat to Empoli, with the hosts ending the game with 10-men.

For Empoli, it was their first win of the season, while defeat for Udinese kept them on three points with just one win and three defeats in four games.

Massimo Maccarone stoppage time winner broke the hearts of Udinese and lifted Empoli to 14th in the table.

Sunday Summary

A whole host of action took place on Sunday, but it was Napoli who stole the day as they thrashed local-rivals Lazio 5-0 for their first win of the season.

Goals from Gonzalo Higuain (x2), Allan, Lorenzo Insigne and Manolo Gabbiadini gave Maurizio Sarri's men the bragging rights and put them 11th in Serie A.

As for Lazio, they go tenth with two wins and two defeats.

Elsewhere, AS Roma drew 2-2 at home to Sassuolo, with Francesco Totti and Chelsea loanee Mohamed Salah getting on the scoresheet.

It was finally a successful day for Juventus in the league as they picked up their first three points of the season thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and a Genoa own-goal.

Serie A leaders Inter Milan made it four wins from four when they beat Chievo 1-0 away from home. Mauro Icardi with the only goal of the game.

Inter's closest league rivals also picked up three points as Torino kept their impressive start up with a 2-0 win over Sampdoria.

Third-place Fiorentina also won thanks to a 1-0 win over recently-promoted side Carpi.

Other results saw Atalanta and Verona draw 1-1, Bologna beat Frosinone 1-0 to keep the recently-promoted side bottom of the table with no points.

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