Serie A Roundup: Juventus, Inter, Roma Record Big Wins As Lukaku Nets First Goal For Mourinho's Side

Serie A Roundup: Juventus, Inter, Roma Record Big Wins As Lukaku Nets First Goal For Mourinho's Side

Elijah Odetokun
September 18, 2023 at 8:07 AM
  • AS Roma dispatched relegation battlers Empoli for the biggest win of the Serie A weekend
  • Juventus defeated Lazio while Inter Milan wrecked their rivals AC Milan 5-1 at the San Siro
  • Inter, Juventus and Lecce remain the only unbeaten teams in Serie A after matchweek four

The Serie A was raining goals at the weekend with 34 goals from the eight games played, with two games to go later today to complete the fourth matchweek.

There were big wins for Juventus, Inter Milan, and AS Roma - all of whose games contributed to 50% of the goals scored in the Italian top flight over the weekend.

Inter, Juventus, and minions Lecce are the only unbeaten teams left in the division, while last season's Champions League finalist, Inter maintaining a 100% record start.

Romelu Lukaku, AS Roma, Empoli, Stadio Olimpico.
Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring his first goal for AS Roma. Photo by Domenico Cippitelli.
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Champions, Napoli battled two late goals to rescue a point away at Genoa. Giacomo Raspadori and Matteo Politano got on the scoresheet for the Neapolitans.

Inter destroy rivals in Milan derby

Milan's red and blue side could be called the biggest winner of the week and you'd be right, based on the number of goals scored and the quality of the opponent.

The Nerazzurri dominated their eternal city rivals, AC Milan 5-1 with goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marcus Thuram, Halkan Calhanoglu, and Davide Frattesi.

According to IFTV, it was the first time Inter scored more than four in the Derby Della Madonnina and they won all five games against the Rossoneri in 2023 for the first time in history.

Seven-star Roma wake from slumber

Jose Mourinho's side have come under fire after picking one point from their opening three games, particularly their 2-1 loss to Hellas Verona.

However, AS Roma put up a dominant display against the bottom team in Serie A, Empoli and fired seven unanswered goals past them.

Paulo Dybala scored twice, while Renato Sanches and Romelu Lukaku netted their first goals for the Giallorossi after moving to the club on season-long loans in the summer from Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea respectively.

As noted by Opta Stats, this is the first time the capital club have scored seven goals since beating by the same scoreline in November 2006.

Inter are top of the league with 12 points, while Juventus comes close in second with 10 points. Milan remain third despite their heavy loss. Napoli are fifth, Roma are 10th, while their city rivals Lazio are 15th on the log.

Salernitana host Torino, while Bologna travel to Verona later tonight to round up matchweek four.

Mourinho sends message to Inter Milan

Sports Brief reported on Mourinho's message to Inter over Lukaku after the embattled striker opened his Serie A account for the Italian capital club in the 7-0 win over Empoli.

The Belgian was close to joining the Nerazzurri but changed his mind after the club's agreement with Chelsea, which angered the Milan club and forced them to pull out of the deal.

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