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Serie A By: Linus Onyeze | 06/11/2017

What a weekend it was in Serie A, as Milan finally got their mojo back on, champions Juventus surviving a scare by new boys Benevento, and Napoli, probably still suffering from the effect of playing against Manchester City, failed to consolidate their position at the top of the table.

We take a look at how Italy’s top flight went on over the past weekend and how the teams now stand on the table.

Juventus 2-1 Benevento

The basement boys of Serie A took a surprise first half lead, and in fact went into the half time break with the lead, as they looked to get their first win of the season at the home of the champions. What an upset that would have been. However, second half goals by Gonzalo Higain and Juan Cuadrado were enough to see them scrape a win.

Chievo 0-0 Napoli

The leaders surprisingly dropped points at Chievo, meaning Juventus have now cut the difference between them to just one point. Probably still smarting from the defeats handed to them by Manchester City in the Champions League, as they failed to pick maximum points for only the second time in Serie A this season.

Sassuolo 0-2 Milan

Vincenzo Montella finally got some respite as the former champions saw off the challenge of Sassuolo. Any result other than a win would probably have seen Montella’s head on a stake today. However, Andrea Romagnoli and Suso have kept him on the job for now. The win now sees them seventh on the table.

Inter 1-1 Torino

While Inter have impressed this season, it could be argued that this was a fair result, as Torino have not been bad themselves. Inter remain third, while Torino are eight on the table after this result.

Fiorentina 2-4 Roma

The capital club proved their 3-0 spanking of Chelsea in the Champions League was no fluke, as they edged Fiorentina in this six-goal thriller. Roma stay fifth on the table, having played one game less than the top three sides.

Other results

Atalanta 1-1 Spal

Cagliari 2-1 Verona

Genoa 0-2 Sampdoria

Bologna 2-3 Crotone