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Serie A Roundup after October 3 games

Serie A Round-up: Napoli keep flawless run as Milan keeps up the pressure

October 4, 2021 By Oscar Rojas
Luciano Spalletti's side came from behind to keep the No.1 spot all to themselves, while Milan and Inter are still very much involved in the title race.

The International break will give fans a chance to feast on what has gone down in some of the top leagues in the world, but Napoli fans will be able to brag the most as the Partenopei are the only unbeaten leader in the top European leagues after nearly two months of action.

The team led by Luciano Spalletti even managed to earn a come-from-behind victory this Sunday against Fiorentina, led by winger Hirving Lozano and defender Amir Rrahmani's goals. Elsewhere, Milan and defending champions Inter have shown their major tools to opt for the championship, with Inter even having two of their strikers involved in the top scorers' race.

The main discussion topic has also involved Juventus, who have not been able to reach the top five teams despite an improvement in their game. Their win over Torino this weekend marked their third victory in a row, but surprisingly, it has not been enough to enter the title race prominently.

Without further ado, here are the main talking points after Matchday 7 in the Italian Serie A.

Who are the top five Serie A teams after Matchday 7?

As mentioned before, Napoli are the only unbeaten team to lead one of the top European leagues. Spalletti's team has won all seven games this season, giving them a two-point margin over Milan and creating a four-point gap against Inter, their closest competitors. Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho's Roma has earned 15 points  this season, keeping themselves three points away from Fiorentina, who complete the top five teams in this league after this weekend.

Serie A top 3 scorers

The league leaders have been quite consistent this season, but the top scoring team in the league is none other than defending champion Inter. The nerazzurri side have managed to include new signing Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martínez in the race for the Golden Boot with six and five goals each. Between them, former capocannoniere Ciro Immobile completes the list of the top three strikers in Serie A with six goals.

Serie A – Top headlines

  • Napoli players raise their voices over racial insults by Fiorentina fans - The game between Fiorentina and Napoli saw the latter claim a major win on the pitch, but Fiorentina fans tarnished it by aiming racial slurs against Kalidou Koulibaly, Victor Osimhen, and André Zambo Anguissa. While the last two players did not engage in any discussions, Koulibaly stepped up for himself and challenged enraged fan to repeat the racial slurs to his face. Both Fiorentina and Napoli have condemned the incident and urged fans to stop racist abuse against players. Nevertheless, these actions have become usual in the Italian top-flight despite the efforts that have been made to erradicate violent fans from the stands.

  • Jose Mourinho grabs first record as Roma's boss - The Special One has won five of seven games as Roma boss, and this weekend's game against Empoli saw the Portuguese tactician claim a new record for his resume, as he became the only coach in Serie A history to go undefeated for 42 home games. last weekend had a bittersweet flavor for Dimitri Payet, as he scored a brace and played his 600th career game against Lens. Unfortunately, he was not able to steer his side to a win in the game where L'OM succumbed to Lens 3-2 and surrendered the runner-up spot in the competition.

  • Inter's resilience helps Inzaghi's men reach unexpected milestone - The nerazzurri side is third in their current title defense attempt...but they could be lower in the rankings if they had given up in their past three games. Luckily for them, Simone Inzaghi has hit the nail with his substitutions and tactics, which have led Inter to rescue seven out of the last nine points they have played for. Thta fact in itself represents the first time in Inter's history where they have recovered from a losing position after the first half in three straight games. Now, the only thing Inter have to figure out is how not to be losing after the first half to make things easier for them in the second.

Top matches to watch in Serie A on October 16-18, 2021

Lazio vs Inter: Recently, games between Lazio and Inter have proven to be quite interesting, and this one surely promises the same. Lazio are currently sixth in the Serie A, while Inter are third and still unbeaten, which makes us believe that this could be one of the best games of the season given their recent history. To make it even more interesting, this will be one of the games that will kick things off in Matchday 8, so fans will surely want to mark this one on their calendars.

Napoli vs Torino: The current league leaders return to Diego Maradona Stadium with nothing but victory in their minds. Nevertheless, Torino will be a tough nut to crack for Spalletti's men, especially after losing to Juventus in the Derby della Mole last weekend. Napoli's unbeaten run could be in jeopardy here, but it will be up to them to defend their title as one of the most consistent sides in European football.

Juventus vs Roma: The most-winning team in Serie A history will face none other than Jose Mourinho in when the international break concludes, and quite frankly, it could be one for the ages. Roma have proven to be quite effective for Mourinho, and if there is someone out there that can figure out how to stop Juve's rise in the ranks, it is none other than the Special One. Let's see how Massimiliano Allegri prepares his team for this game and what benefit fans can get out of watching two of the best coaches in modern times go head-to-head at Allianz Stadium.

*Keep track of all the activity in the Italian top-flight by following our dedicated Serie A competition page.

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