Paulo Dybala’s late penalty snatches point for Juventus at Internazionale
Juventus snatched a last-gasp draw at champions Internazionale on Sunday after Argentinian forward Paulo Dybala scored a penalty following a VAR intervention.
Juventus travelled to Milan having won their previous six games in all competitions, but soon found themselves behind as Inter striker Edin Dzeko fired home after Hakan Calhanoglu’s shot had hit the post in the 17th minute. The visitors piled on the pressure in the second half as they searched for an equaliser, but looked set to be frustrated after failing to create any clear cut chances.
However, Juve were handed a lifeline following a VAR review of a tackle from Inter’s Denzel Dumfries on Alex Sandro, leading to the referee to point to the spot. Dybala grabbed the opportunity to fire in the equaliser in the 89th minute.
Inter were furious with the decision – coach Simone Inzaghi was sent off for his protestations – as they had to settle for a draw that left them third in the standings with 18 points, while Juventus climbed to sixth a further three points adrift.
Roma coach José Mourinho was sent off as his side ended Napoli’s perfect start to the season following a 0-0 draw on Sunday.
Napoli had won their opening eight Serie A matches this season and dominated much of this showdown, with Victor Osimhen hitting the post in the second half.
In a tightly-contested affair, Roma created little. Tammy Abraham had the best of their chances, slotting wide from a good position in the first half. As Roma struggled in the second half, it got too much for Mourinho late on, and he was sent off for protesting with the referee.
Nigerian striker Osimhen thought he had won it at the death, but his header was ruled out for offside, with the point for Napoli enough to move them back to the top of the standings, above Milan on goal difference.
After making an impressive start to the season themselves, Roma have now won two of their last six league games to sit fourth. “I was asking for a situation in our favour, but I didn’t say anything special, nothing that warranted being sent off for,” Mourinho told DAZN.
“But it is not a match in which the referee has done wrong, the feeling is that the referee has done a positive job.”
Elsewhere in Serie A on Sunday, Giovanni Simeone, eldest son of Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone, scored all four goals as Hellas Verona beat Lazio 4-1, while Fiorentina cruised to a 3-0 win over Cagliari.
Luis Suárez scored a second-half double as Atlético Madrid came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at home against La Liga leaders Real Sociedad on Sunday.
Socieded took an early lead when Swedish striker Alexander Isak set up Alexander Sorloth in the seventh minute. Isak got on the scoresheet himself three minutes after half-time with a clinical finish from a set piece.
However, Suárez rose to meet a pinpoint cross from João Felix around the hour mark to inspire the home fans inside the packed Wanda Metropolitano.
The Uruguayan completed the comeback for the champions when he was fouled in the area 13 minutes from time and once the penalty was ratified by VAR, converted it with ease.
Sociedad remain top, one point ahead of Real Madrid and Sevilla who both have a game in hand. Atlético are three points behind the leaders in fourth.
In Germany, VfL Wolfsburg have parted ways with coach Mark van Bommel after a five-game losing run in all competitions and following Saturday’s 2-0 Bundesliga home loss to Freiburg, the club said on Sunday.
The Dutchman had taken over this season but after four wins in a row at the start of the campaign his team managed one point from their five most recent league games. The Wolves have failed to win any of their last eight games in all competitions.
“I am surprised and disappointed by the decision because I’m certain that we would have managed to get back on track together,” Van Bommel said in a statement. “I hope the team manage to turn things around quickly.”
Wolfsburg had qualified for the Champions League last season but under Van Bommel they have managed only two draws and a defeat in their three Champions League group matches, sitting in last place. They lost 3-1 to Salzburg last week.
“Ultimately, there were more factors separating us than uniting us,” said Wolfsburg managing director Jörg Schmadtke.
Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint Germain dropped two points as they were held to a 0-0 stalemate at bitter rivals Marseille after playing more than half an hour with 10 men amid minor crowd trouble on Sunday.
The game was briefly paused twice because of incidents involving home fans after both teams had goals disallowed in an entertaining first half.
PSG, who had Achraf Hakimi sent off in the 57th minute, have 28 points from 11 games and lead RC Lens by seven points and Nice by nine.
PSG thought they had an early goal when Luan Peres deflected Neymar’s fluffed shot into his own net but a VAR review ruled that the Brazilian was offside. It was then Marseille’s turn to be disappointed after Arkadiusz Milik’s goal was disallowed for an offside position.
The game was paused for three minutes when fans threw objects on to the pitch at a corner, putting pressure on Marseille after they were handed a suspended points deduction following crowd trouble in a game against Angers.
There was more trouble for Marseille when a supporter ran on to the pitch towards Lionel Messi before being escorted out by stadium stewards.