In 6-2 win over CrotoneDzeko goal, Martínez scores hat-trick for Inter gives Roma a narrow win over Sampdoria
When Borussia Dortmund returned to the top four with a 2-0 victory over VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday, Jadon Sancho scored his first Bundesliga goal of the season. In the second half at Signal Iduna Park, the hosts played well and took the lead in the 66th minute when Swiss center-back Manuel Akanji headed in a Sancho corner. The Spirit of Unity of Solskjær builds real momentum at Manchester United | Jamie JacksonRead moreDortmund won the three stop time points when Emre Can played the ball to Sancho, who slid the ball over Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen The result lifted Dortmund to fourth on 25 points, while Wolfsburg fell to sixth, one point behind the hosts. With his first hat-trick for Internazionale in a 6-2 victory over Crotone, Lautaro Martínez celebrated his eighth consecutive Serie A win in Italy. Crotone, who are second in the table, took the lead in the twelfth minute through Niccolò Zanellato.
But eight minutes later, Romelu Lukaku sent his strike partner Martínez level before Luca Marrone’s own goal took Inter ahead.
A Vladimir Golemic penalty then restored parity. In the 57th minute, Martínez put Inter ahead, with Lukaku contributing to the tally seven minutes later. 12 minutes before Achraf Hakimi put the icing on the cake with his late sixth goal, the Argentinean finished his treble with 36 points to put Inter on top, two ahead of AC Milan, who can return to the top with a win against Benevento on Sunday. Elsewhere in Serie A, a late winner was scored by veteran striker Edin Dzeko to give Roma a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Sampdoria and keep his side third in the table.
In the first half, Roma produced few chances in the capital’s pouring rain, but shortly after former Manchester United defender Chris Smalling put a header against the crossbar, in the 72nd minute, the 34-year-old Dzeko scored the winner. Atalanta defeated Sassuolo 5-1, Lazio was unable to get past Genoa’s 1-1 draw and Napoli won 4-1 at Cagliari thanks to Piotr Zielinski’s two great goals. With an arrow shot, Zielinski put his side ahead before João Pedro equalized after an hour. But Zielinski was not yet through, dancing two minutes later through the home side’s defense to put Napoli back in front until a Hirving Lozano goal and Lorenzo Insigne penalty ensured that the side of Gennaro Gattuso climbed back into the top four. As Leipzig hits the Bundesliga summit, Real Madrid reclaims top spot in La LigaRead moreAfter a miserable start to the season, Lazio had high hopes of a win at relegation-threatened Genoa.
After Ciro Immobile put his side ahead in the 15th minute from the penalty spot, it looked like Lazio will record their second win in all competitions in six games. In the 58th minute, Mattia Destro secured Genoa a point. Sassuolo’s surprise team in Serie A had a rude awakening at Atalanta, which fired 23 shots in a 5-1 victory and climbed to within a point in the standings of its rival. At Parma, Torino also won 3-0 convincingly, although Fiorentina was only able to manage a frustrating 0-0 draw at home to Bologna.