Serie A: Atalanta scored 8 goals to equal a record

Serie A

The 8-2 thrashing of Salernitana by Atalanta on Sunday became them the first Serie A team to score eight goals since Inter Milan in 1996.

Atalanta, who is currently sixth in the Champions League standings, had six players score for them in addition to two goals from Ademola Lookman. Atalanta took the lead right away thanks to Jeremie Boga, who scored the team’s first goal after joining from Sassuolo over the offseason.

Salernitana‘s Boulaye Dia pulled them level, but Lookman’s penalty kick gave the home team the lead once more. Before the half, goals were scored by Giorgio Scalvini, Teun Koopmeiners (who converted the rebound of his own penalty kick), and Rasmus Hojlund. On minute 54, Lookman scored once more, and Salernitana’s Hans Nicolussi Caviglia immediately responded with a goal. Atalanta’s seventh goal was scored by Ederson, and Nadir Zortea finished off the thrashing.

Lazio and Roma and Atalanta are tied on points. Next weekend, they travel to Juventus with the aim of making the top four.

Gian Piero Gasperini, the Atalanta coach, told “DAZN.”:

“It will be a difficult match but one which can give us an indication about our growth.”

According to reports, Salernitana coach Davide Nicola’s employment may be in danger.

He commented as he saw his team’s losing streak reach six games.

“After such a loss there’s really no analysis to be done, it just means you didn’t have enough determination.”

In Roma’s 2-0 home victory over Fiorentina, Paulo Dybala scored both goals. Fiorentina played for more than an hour with 10 men after Brazilian defender Dodo was dismissed. From the edge of the area, World Cup winner Dybala volleyed Roma in front. Late in the game, Tammy Abraham broke free down the right and squared for the Argentine to knock in for his second goal.

Lazio overcame the injury that forced their captain Ciro Immobile to leave the game early to beat Sassuolo 2-0. Prior to halftime, Sassuolo defender Jeremy Toljan handled the ball at a corner, earning Sassuolo a penalty that Mattia Zaccagni converted. Felipe Anderson added a second late in the game to help Lazio, who are currently in fifth place and four points behind champions AC Milan, maintain contact with third-placed Juventus and Inter.

The second-placed Milan team’s 2-2 draw at Lecce allowed Maurizio Sarri’s team to capitalize on Juventus’ Friday 5-1 defeat at the hands of Napoli, who are currently leading the rankings with a comfortable nine-point lead. Immobile is now questionable for Lazio’s match against Milan the following weekend after being replaced early due to soreness in his right thigh.

The 32-year-old attacker has already missed a number of games this season due to a left thigh injury, so this is a new setback. Sassuolo lost for the sixth time in their last seven games, furthering their plight as they fell to 17th place.

The ninth goal of the season for Angolan forward M’Bala Nzola gave Spezia a 1-0 victory at Torino, extending their unbeaten streak to five games and lifting them out of the relegation zone. Following a 2-1 loss against Bologna at home, Udinese has gone winless in ten games.

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