Roma’s first win of the season headlines Sunday’s Serie A action.
Roma 4-2 Sassuolo
Henrikh Mkhitaryan‘s stint with Roma is off to a brilliant start.
The former Arsenal attacker, scored a blistering goal in his debut with the Italian giants, who won their first game of the season in the 4-2 thumping of Sassuolo.
The Armenian’s goal was only one of the four that Roma put together in the first 45 minutes of the game. With a headed goal off of a corner kick, Bryan Cristante gave the home side an early lead. Seven minutes later, Edin Dzeko tallied his second goal of a young season.
By the 33rd minute, Justin Kluivert’s calm finish inside the box had Roma up by four goals. I Giallorossi kept pushing, dismantling the visiting with their frenetic pace down the wings, but came up short, striking the bar post in three different occasions.
Despite being outclassed in the first half, Sassuolo’s silver lining showed up in the final 45 minutes: Domenico Berardi. A wonder free-kick opened the scoring for the 24-year-old, who eventually sealed his brace in 72nd minute. The captain has scored five goals in two league matches this season.
With confidence under their belt, Roma travel to Bologna next, while Sassuolo host SPAL.
Verona 0-1 AC Milan
Milan aren’t doing it in convincing fashion, but they’re winning.
Now in sixth place, Milan face rivals Inter Milan next. On the hand, Verona travel to Turin to take on a mighty Juventus.
Elsewhere in Serie A
SPAL 2- 1 Lazio
Brescia 3-4 Bologna
Parma 1-3 Cagliari