Napoli Back on Track With 2-1 Win Over Brescia, Fiorentina Cruises Past AC Milan at San Siro


Napoli bounced back from a shocking loss to Cagliari at the San Paolo stadium last Wednesday, with a comfortable 2-1 win over Brescia.

Franck Ribery sealed a 3-1 blowout for Fiorentina against AC Milan that pushed the Rossoneri down to the 16th spot in the Serie A table with a third consecutive loss. AC Milan has hit a rough patch this season as they have lost four of the first six games. It seems that Marco Giampaolo’s days as the manager of the former European giant are numbered.

All the elite Italian teams have racked up wins, with Napoli beating promoted Brescia. Mario Balotelli’s first goal for the newcomers wasn’t enough to win a valuable away point.

Dries Mertens and Kostas Manolas scored in the first half to secure all three points for the hosts and boost their confidence ahead of a Champions League trip to Belgium where they face Genk.

Carlo Ancelotti’s squad remained fourth with 12 points from six games. The league leaders Inter Milan have a perfect 6-0 win-loss record, with the latest win coming against Sampdoria on Saturday. The Nerazzurri have the maximum 18 points from six games and became the first Italian team since 1966-67 season to accomplish that feat. They are scheduled to play FC Barcelona on Wednesday at Camp Nou.

The reigning champs Juventus remained at the No. 2 spot in the rankings, after a 2-0 win over SPAL, courtesy of Pjanić and Ronaldo who scored the only two goals in the match.

After trashing Sassuolo 4-1 on Saturday, Atalanta’s ambitions grow even further as they are currently one point ahead of Napoli at the third spot in the rankings.

Juventus will play Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday in their Champions League campaign, while Atalanta will be hosting its first Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk.