Inter’s perfect start ended by 2-1 loss to Sassuolo, AC Milan catches city rival atop Serie A
Baku, September 28, AZERTAC
Inter Milan saw its perfect start to the Serie A season come to an end as it fell to a surprise 2-1 loss at home to Sassuolo on Wednesday, according to AP.
Denzel Dumfries fired Inter in front on the stroke of halftime but two goals in nine second-half minutes — including a stunner from Domenico Berardi — gave Sassuolo another impressive win, following its 4-2 victory over Juventus at the weekend.
The result left Inter level on points at the top of the table with city rival AC Milan after United States international Christian Pulisic helped the Rossoneri to a 3-1 victory over Cagliari.
Inter was looking to make it six wins out of six in an impressive start to the season and was also the only unbeaten side remaining in Serie A.
Matters appeared to be going to plan when it took the lead in first-half stoppages. Dumfries cut inside from the right and befuddled one defender before firing a shot between the legs of another and into the bottom left corner.
Victor Osimhen put his off-the-field drama behind him as he scored to help Napoli beat Udinese 4-1.
Promoted Empoli got its first points back in Serie A with its first goal as Tommaso Baldanzi’s strike helped it beat Salernitana 1-0.
Empoli was the first side in Serie A history to be pointless and goalless after the opening five rounds.
Atalanta won 1-0 at Hellas Verona, and Lazio beat Torino 2-0.