Top 5 Stories of Serie A Round 4: Milan Earn Moral Victory Against Miserable Juventus

This weekend, the Calcio world had its sights set on the big showdown between Juventus and Milan at the Allianz Stadium. Although the match didn’t prove to be a classic, this round didn’t lack the excitement, with thrilling matches and wonderful goals being scored throughout the weekend. So let’s check out the Top 5 Stories from Serie A Round 4.

The Right Man at the Right Place 

Ivan Juric and Torino took off on a negative note, with the new manager publicly announcing his displeasure with the club’s transfer campaign.

And yet, after two straight wins, it appears that the Croatian is beginning to find a winning formula with the players at his disposal.

Following his successful stint at Hellas Verona, some expected the young tactician to land a bigger job, but at this stage of his career, the Granata could prove to be another vital learning experience, with the club now possessing a manager that can find the much-needed balance within the squad.

The Favorites Revealed

At the beginning of every season, observers debate on which club to consider as the favorite to win the title. While the defending champions find themselves on the top of the list more often than not, Inter were somewhat cast away due to the departures of Antonio Conte, Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku.

But following their round 4 demolition of Bologna, Simone Inzaghi’s men have once again cemented themselves as the most terrifying side in Serie A – at least for now.

However, we’ve seen the Nerazzurri struggling in their previous two outings against Real Madrid and Sampdoria, so it remains to be seen whether they can grab wins week in week out, or instead suffer when meeting tougher opponents than Bologna and Genoa.

Back to Reality 

As we mentioned in our piece prior to round 4, José Mourinho’s impeccable Serie A return is too good to last, as Roma’s brilliant form is bound to drop eventually.

Igor Tudor was truly able to deliver the upset on first match at Hellas Verona producing a brilliant come-from-behind victory that left the Giallorossi shell-shocked.

While the Special One’s defeat shouldn’t be catastrophic in itself, we’re curious to see its consequences on the team’s morale, and how the capital side will bounce back from their first disappointment in the current campaign.

Milan Gain Point, Juventus Drop Two

When two giants share the spoils, it’s rare to talk about a moral winner or an indirect loser. But due to Milan’s second half equalizer, Juventus astonishingly find themselves laying in the Serie A relegation zone, while the Rossoneri remain amongst the leaders.

Moreover, the Bianconeri were the better side during the first half, and had several chances to add a second goal to Alvaro Morata’s opener, but they eventually allowed Stefano Pioli’s men to find their way back to the match with a poor second period.

For the first time since the opening round, Juventus didn’t lose a Serie A match, and yet, it’s hard to imagine them anything but the clear losers from round 4.

Serie A, Home of Wonderful Goals

Once again, Calcio provided us with some wonderful goals throughout the weekend that you simply can’t miss.

Riccardo Saponara was the main star of the show for Fiorentina against Genoa, scoring a brilliant goal, and providing the assist for Giacomo Bonaventura with an extraordinary touch.

Mehdi Bourabia’s late winner for Spezia at Venezia will remain in the Aquilotti fans’ memory for a while, but Davide Faraoni’s superb strike against Roma was arguably the best goal of the weekend.

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