The Italian Serie A completed the matchday 6 on Sunday, as Napoli still is the leader of standing with 14 points, followed by Atalanta and AC Milan with the same points but less goal differences.
The focused game would be Juventus against Salernitana held on Sunday, ended with 2-2, with a total of 4 persons getting red cards during the match.
Salernitana led the game 2-0 with goals from Antonio Candreva in 18th minute and a penalty from Krzysztof Piatek in 45+5’, but Le Zebre managed to equalise the score with Gleison Bremer in 51’ and Leonardo Bonucci in 90+3’.
In the second half’s additional time at 90+6’, Juventus striker Arkadiusz Milik celebrated his score by taking off his jersey, getting his second yellow card in this game and turning to a red card. However, his goal was cancelled by the referee as player’s offside.
The decision had made Juventus players in rage and having a serious argument, hence turned to a conflict with the away team players. The conflict ended with Juan Cuadrado and Federico Fazio from both teams getting a red card to send off.
Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri was also collected a red card from the referee, unable to appear in the coach seat for coming matches.
Fall of The Zebras
After the unsuccessful match, “The Zebras” are now standing at eighth place of Serie A, with ten points after two wins and four losses, four points behind the top place.
Juventus had a struggle and challenging situation in these two seasons, as they were only ranked at fourth place in last season, and almost lost the ticket for UEFA Champions League this season.
In the UCL event, they lost 1-2 to Paris Saint-Germain in the first match of group stage, having difficulty to advance as the strong competitors including PSG and Benfica.
<h3>Napoli, Atalanta and Milan on Top</h3>
Napoli, the third place club of last season is now leading the standings of Serie A, after they defeated Spezia 1-0 at home in the matchday 6, thanks to a goal from Giacomo Raspadori in the 89th minute.
Atalanta missed the chance to stand at the first place, as they could only draw 1-1 against Cremonese at home.
Meanwhile, the defending champion AC Milan rose to third place after a 2-1 victory over Sampdoria in the away game, thanks to goals from Junior Messias and a penalty score from Olivier Giroud.
These teams are now standing at top three now, with 14 points, which means that the leader could be changing any time in the coming matches.
Udinese and Inter Chasing
Udinese stood at fourth place with 13 points, after they defeated Sassuolo 3-1 in the away game, and recorded four consecutive wins.
Meanwhile, Inter Milan, the last season runner-up, stood at fifth place with 12 points, after beating Torino 1-0 at home, thanks to a goal from Marcelo Brozovic in the 89’.
Four of the Italian clubs will participate in this weekdays’ matches of UEFA Champions League group stage, including Napoli, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus, making their players more challenging for their stamina and health.