Calcio Catch-up: Matchday 6 sees another Maldini scoring

Daniel Maldini of AC Milan celebrates after his team's 2-1 win over Spezia during which he joined his father and grandfather in scoring for I Rossoneri. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)
Daniel Maldini of AC Milan celebrates after his team's 2-1 win over Spezia during which he joined his father and grandfather in scoring for I Rossoneri. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images) /
Calcio catch up 6
Juventus forward Paulo Dybala falls to the ground during after colliding with Sampdoria’s Omar Colley. Dybala left the match with an injury. (Photo by ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images) /

Matchday 6 provided another wild weekend of Serie A action, from the Derby della Capitale to goals goals and goals. Here’s a quick rundown of all things calcio:

Milan at Spezia – It will forever be a game Daniel Maldini remembers. He became the third generation of Maldinis to score for the Rossoneri following in the footsteps of his grandfather Cesare and his dad Paolo, both huge Milan legends. Daniel’s goal gave Milan a 1-0 lead but Spezia scored the equalizer in the 80th minute. Six minutes later, Brahim Diaz netted the winner to give Milan its 5th win in 6 games.

Atalanta at Inter – No doubt this was the Saturday headliner pitting two clubs that are featured in this year’s UEFA Champions League play. This game had plenty of thrilling end-to-end action as well as disallowed goals and missed penalty kicks. Both clubs were lucky not to leave the game with zero points. Lautaro Martinez gave Inter a 1-0 lead until Ruslan Malinovskiy tied the game in minute 30. Then Rafeal Toloi gave Atalanta a 2-1 lead until Edin Dzeko scored in minute 71 to tie the game up.

Verona at Genoa – This wasn’t the sexist match of the day but it was arguably the most exciting game. Four goals were scored in the final 15 minutes of play. Genoa were down 2-0 before taking a 3-2 lead. Verona came back with a late goal off a beautiful header by Nikola Kalinic in the 91st minute.

Sampdoria at Juventus – After a slow start to the season, Juventus can officially say it is on a winning streak, even if it is only two games. This one might have made you sweat a bit toward the end with a late goal by Sampdoria Andrea Candreva but the Old Lady hung on for a 3-2 win to help them move up the table. It was a mixed bag for Juve: there was the positive of a victory fas well as a goal from Dybala, but the Argentine also had to be subbed off due to an injury.

Fiorentina at Udinese – Fiorentina are the surprise team of Serie A so far. New Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Italiano has brought a new attitude to this club and it’s paying off. With this 1-0 win over Udinese – thanks to a penalty kick in minute 16 by Serbian phenom Dusan Vlahovic – Fiorentina improve to 4 wins out of 6, placing them fifth in the table.

Salernitana at Sassuolo – It took till minute 54 to feature a goal and it turned out to be the only one (netted by Sassuolo’s Italy international Domenico Berardi). The win moves the boys in green into 12th place, their first win in 5 games. Salernitana remain winless this campaign sitting at the bottom of the table.

Bologna at Empoli – Empoli’s return to Serie A has been pretty decent so far. Winning in Turin against Juve was a huge moment and the 4-2 win over Bologna leapfrogs them over Bologna into 9th. Empoli – one of the newly promoted clubs – is proving it belongs in Serie A.

Roma at Lazio – It wasn’t one of the most famous Derby della Capitale we have seen, but with the return of fans to the stadiums there was plenty of buzz. Lazio came out hot, taking a 2-0 lead over their arch rivals. Le Aquile took advantage of Roma defensive lapses on the counter. Then Roma netted one back before the half, but Felipe Anderson seemed to have nailed this game shut thanks to a beautiful run by Ciro Immobile whose assist set up Lazio’s third. Roma was gifted a late penalty to make the final score closer. Zaniolo had a great chance to tie it up late, but Lazio keeper Pepe Reina came up huge with a glorious save to make Lazio the kings of Rome, at least until the next battle between the two Roman clubs.

Cagliari at Napoli – Napoli so far look like the kings of the Serie A. They made things look very easy at times versus Cagliari. After a tough debut year in Italy, Victor Osimhel is looking great for Napoli. He scored his 4th goal in the league this year. Insigne scored an insurance goal in his 400th appearance for Napoli helping them to a perfect start to the season – 6 wins in 6 games.

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Torino at Venezia – Torino extended their unbeaten run to 4 games with a 1-1 draw at Venezia. Goals were traded in the 2nd half with Torino getting on the board first behind Josip Brekalo while Venezia converted a penalty kick in minute 78. Mattia Aramu made no mistake, helping Venezia collect a much needed point.