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Roma 3-0 Monza: Paulo Dybala scores a brace as Jose Mourinho’s side top Serie A with a comfortable win…while reigning champions AC Milan can only manage a draw with Sassuolo
- Paulo Dybala hit a brace as Roma took a 2-0 win against AC Milan
- Roger Ibranez also scored a header, with Jose Mourinho’s side up
- AC Milan drew 0-0 against Sassuolo, Domenico Berardi missed a penalty
Paulo Dybala scored his first goals for the club to send Roma to the top of Serie A with a 3-0 win over Monza.
Dybala, who joined Jose Mourinho from Juventus in the summer, grabbed England striker Tammy Abraham’s come-in in the 18th minute before firing a shot from the left into the corner.
The 28-year-old Argentinian made it 2-0 in the 32nd minute when he shoved the ball into an empty net after a shot from Abraham was saved. A corner from Roger Ibanez completed the score shortly after the hour.
Paulo Dybala scored a brace as Roma beat Monza 3-0 to top the Serie A table
Roger Ibanez was also on the scoresheet with a header as Roma managed to secure the win
Sassuolo was held out to a disappointing 0-0 draw by AC Milan after Domenico Berardi missed a first-half penalty in their Serie A game on Tuesday.
Milan had keeper Mike Maignan to thank for saving the draw, after he made an outstanding save of Berardi’s goal in the 23rd minute.
The penalty was awarded after Alessandro Florenzi tripped Georgios Kyriakopoulos while tackling Sassuolo’s defender with Alexis Saelemaekers, who also made contact with the player before his fall.
Davide Frattesi threatened AC Milan with a header towards the end of the first half, but was refused by Maignan.
AC Milan goalkeeper Maik Maignan saved a penalty from Domenico Berardi . to save
Berardi suffered an injury early in the second half after colliding with Theo Hernandez and was helped off the field by two medical team members.
Florenzi also left the field after sustaining a thigh injury in the 90th minute while tackling Rogerio, but Milan was left with 10 men standing as manager Stefano Pioli used up all his substitutions in hopes of breaking the deadlock.
Pioli told local media that Florenzi had suffered a serious muscle injury and that he hoped Ante Rebic and Divock Origi would be available for the next match.
Rafael Leao had a chance to win one last gasp for Milan after Charles De Ketelaere found him with a pass on the edge of the penalty area, but his attack was easily saved by keeper Andrea Consigli.
“We lost the clarity in the second half, played furiously and failed to win a match that could have been won,” Pioli told MTV.
“We play like we’re two minutes away from the end of the game (all the time).”
Milan, who top with eight points from four games, will face local rivals Inter Milan on Saturday, while Sassuolo travels to Cremonese on Sunday.