Rafael Leão scored the quickest goal in Serie A history on Sunday, netting after simply six seconds to set league chief AC Milan on the best way to a 2-1 win at Sassuolo. Alexis Saelemaekers scored Milan’s different goal as the Rossoneri remained a degree away from second-place Inter Milan, which beat promoted Spezia 2-1.
“Yes, it’s not like we’re brushing our dolls,” mentioned Milan coach Stefano Pioli, when requested if Milan had ready the goal in coaching.
“We prepare ourselves, we study our opponents and we try things to put them in difficulty. Today it went well.”
Roma misplaced 4-1 at Atalanta and missed the possibility to maneuver stage on factors with third-place Juventus. Roma remained fourth, a degree above Napoli after Gennaro Gattuso’s facet misplaced 2-0 at Lazio.
Milan was lacking a number of high gamers, with a variety of others becoming a member of star ahead Zlatan Ibrahimović in the therapy room.
The common age of its beginning lineup was once more below 23 nevertheless it bought off to the proper begin when Hakan Çalhanoğlu surged ahead from kickoff and threaded the ball by to Leão, who fired it into the again of the online.
Statistics provider Opta mentioned the Portuguese teen’s goal beat the earlier file of eight seconds set by Piacenza’s Paolo Poggi towards Fiorentina in 2001.
Milan later tweeted that the 21-yr-outdated Leão’s goal was scored after exactly 6.2 seconds.
Leão thought he had turned supplier in the ninth minute when he pulled again for Çalhanoğlu to show in nevertheless it was dominated out as a result of Saelemaekers was offside in the buildup.
Saelemaekers made up for that in the twenty sixth as he tapped in after being arrange by Theo Hernández following a speedy counterattack.
Milan appeared to be heading for a cushty win earlier than Domenico Berardi’s free kick was deflected in, a minute from time, to arrange a nervy finale.
Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku helped Inter to a sixth successive league win.
Inter was the in-form staff in the league, whereas Spezia hadn’t received for greater than a month.
However, it took Inter till seven minutes into the second half to interrupt the impasse with Hakimi firing in a sensible go from Lautaro Martínez.
Lukaku doubled Inter’s lead from the penalty spot after a handball from Sassuolo ahead M’Bala Nzola.
Substitute Roberto Piccoli netted a comfort for Spezia in stoppage time along with his first Serie A goal.
Substitute Josip Iličić supplied two assists and scored a superb solo goal as Atalanta bounced again from Edin Džeko’s early opener for Roma.
Iličić modified the match when he got here on for the second half, organising Duván Zapata for the equalizer and crossing for Robin Gosens’ header.
Luis Muriel scored a minute after coming off the bench and Iličić capped a terrific evening 5 minutes from time with a goal of his personal after beating three defenders.
Atalanta captain Alejandro “Papu” Gómez was once more dropped after a falling out with coach Gian Piero Gasperini.
A pricey mistake from Bologna goalkeeper Angelo Da Costa helped relegation-threatened Torino to a 1-1 draw at residence to Bologna.
Torino climbed into 18th spot, 4 factors from security. Genoa is stage on factors after shedding 2-0 at Benevento.
Also, Cagliari drew 1-1 towards Udinese.