Serie A: Torino and Empoli share the spoils.

Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 14.47.27 by LIAM RICHNER

Serie A hasn’t been too much of a goal fest thus far, and the showdown between Torino and Empoli further extended that trend, with the game finishing goalless at the Stadio Olympico  Grande Torino. 

Joe Hart was more of an observer in the opening 45 minutes, as the home side created chance after chance, but couldn’t capitalise on their dominance.

The England stopper was forced into more action in the second half, but the England international didn’t need to make any outstanding saves in a drab affair.

It’s a first clean sheet in Serie A for the former Manchester City goalkeeper, but he will know tougher tests will come this season.

No team in the Italian top flight can boast an 100% record anymore, with both Juventus and Genoa tasting defeat for the first time this campaign.

Champions Juventus went down 2-1 in the D’Italia Derby to Inter Milan, with Frank de Boer’s side winning this fixture for the first time in four years.

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Icardi celebrates his equaliser against the Champions. (Image Credit: uk.anygator.com)

Switzerland international Stephan Lichtsteiner gave the visitors the lead before captain Marco Icardi equalised with a header two minutes later.

Substitute Ivan Perisic won it for the Nerazzurri after great work from Icardi on the wing to gift him a goal.

It was only Juventus’ second defeat in Serie A since October 2015.

Genoa will be wondering how they came away from Sassuolo tasting defeat, after I Rossoblu went down 2-0 at Città del Tricolore.

After withstanding the constant bombardment from Genoa’s offence, the home side took the lead through a Matteo Politano penalty.

The points were wrapped up when Grégoire Defrel’s diving header beat Mattia Perin with 20 minutes to go.

The win capped a fantastic week for Sassuolo, who beat Spanish outfit Athletic Bilbao 3-0 in the Europa League last Thursday.

Napoli are the new Serie A leaders with a comfortable 3-1 win over Bologna.

Jose Callejon continued his hot scoring form when he converted Lorenzo Insigne’s cross with a cross goal header.

Bologna equalised with a 30-yard screamer, before Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik restored Napoli’s lead with a lob over the on charging goalkeeper.

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Milik is quickly filling the shoes left by Gonzalo Higuian at Napoli. (image credit: goal.com)

Milik then found the bottom corner from 18 yards to give the Naples side an unassailable lead and leapfrog Juventus to the top of the table.

OTHER RESULTS

Sampdoria 0-1 AC Milan

Lazio 3-0 Pescara

Udinese 1-2 Chievo

Fiorentina 1-0 Roma

Crotone 1-1 Palermo

Cagliari 1-3 Atalanta

 

LEAGUE TABLE

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