MILAN OUTCLASSED BY JUVENTUS
Cristiano Ronaldo ended his San Siro hoodoo to help Juventus to a 2-0 win after returnee Mandzukic had put the visitors ahead with a fantastic header, early in the match. AC Milan forward Gonzalo Higuain missed a penalty and was sent off against his former team on Sunday. It was Ronaldo’s first goal in six matches at San Siro, having previously played at the iconic stadium for Manchester United and Real Madrid.
Inter Milan was thoroughly outclassed in a 4-1 loss at regional rival Atalanta for its first Serie A defeat in nearly two months.The loss left Inter third, nine points behind Juventus. Inter had won six straight and hadn’t lost since falling 1-0 at home to Parma on Sept. 15.
Stephan El Shaarawy scored a brace, including a no-look chip shot into the far corner in Roma’s 4-1 win over Sampdoria.
Last-place Chievo Verona drew 2-2 with Bologna to earn its first point since former Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura was hired a month ago.
Lazio drew 1-1 at Sassuolo, while Empoli beat struggling Udinese 2-1.