ABU DHABI, 19 September / WAM / Despite Milan’s strong performance at the San Siro stadium, the team lost to Napoli to complete the night of the “Big Fall” in the Italian League before the interruption due to the international agenda.
Milan suffered its first defeat in the competition this season, and lost to its guest Napoli 1-2, while its neighbor, Inter Milan, and the runner-up of the title lost to its host Udinese 1-2, and Roma fell at home to Atalanta 0-1, and Juventus suffered its first defeat in the competition this season, And lost by a clean goal against its host Monza.
This is the first time that these four teams have lost in one day in the Italian League since 1955.
These defeats resulted in the vacancy of the first four places in the competition table from all these four teams, which together hold 77 titles in the history of the Italian League.
At the San Siro stadium, Milan failed again to achieve two consecutive victories over Napoli since the 2010-2011 season. This stadium.
Napoli deprived its host AC Milan of the opportunity to maintain its long unbeaten record; Yesterday’s defeat was Milan’s first after 22 consecutive matches in the competition without defeat, starting in the middle of last season.
The match shed light on the importance of the Portuguese player Rafael Leao in the Milan attack, as the player missed the team’s ranks in yesterday’s match due to suspension after being expelled in the team’s match in the previous round.
This is only the fifth game in which Liao misses Milan since the beginning of last season, in which he was crowned the best player in the Italian league.
During these 5 matches, Milan scored only two victories, with a success rate of 40%, while the winning percentage increased with Liao to 70%.
The results of this round pushed the Napoli team to the top of the competition table with a difference of goals only against Atalanta, whose defense succeeded in blocking Roma’s attempts during another match yesterday, to remain the best defense in the competition so far; He only shook his net 3 times.
After Atalanta relied on its successes over the past seasons on the strength of the attack, it seems that the defense is the trump card for the team this season, which will give the team an opportunity to compete for one of the leading positions.
The match witnessed the expulsion of the Portuguese coach, Jose Mourinho, the Roma coach.
At the same time, Udinese continued its revival, winning the fifth in a row to stay in the race with Napoli and Atalanta for the lead, even if it was one point behind them.
And Udinese shares with Napoli that they are the strongest attackers in the competition so far this season, with 15 goals each.
This round highlighted the suffering of both Inter Milan and Juventus in the competition this season, and raised doubts about their chances of competing for the title, as each of them lost a large number of points in the first 7 rounds of the competition.
Inter suffered his third defeat in return for only 4 victories, to freeze his balance at 12 points and slip to sixth place, prompting coach Simone Inzaghi to admit that this defeat put the team in real trouble before the international break.
While Inter’s defeat against one of the top teams in the competition table came this season, the shock was greater for Juventus, who suffered the first defeat in the competition this season, but it came against the Monza team, which only achieved this victory in the seven matches it played in the competition.
Ciro Immobile continued his good scoring record this season by scoring a double that led his team Lazio to a big 4-0 victory at Cremonese, so this big goal score is enough for the team to occupy fourth place in the competition with a goal difference against Milan.
It is expected that the big teams in the Italian League will take advantage of the international break to rearrange their cards in search of a new strong kickoff after the competition resumes next October to return to the competition for the top spots.