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La Liga & Serie A roundup: Fiorentina stuns Inter


during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and ACF Fiorentina at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on September 27, 2015 in Milan, Italy.

Tullio M. Puglia

Catch up on all of this weekend’s action from Spain and Italy’s top flights.

Sporting Gijon 1-2 Real Betis

Real Betis erased a first-half deficit for a come-from-behind win at Sporting Gijon. The hosts took the lead thanks to an early goal from Carlos Castro, but Joaquin and Ruben Castro scored twice in the opening minutes of the second half to give all three points to Real Betis. The win moves Real Betis into the top half of the La Liga table, while newly promoted Sporting remains with just one win on the season.

[ MORE: Saturday’s La Liga roundup ]

Deportivo 3-0 Espanyol

Espanyol entered the match coming off of two wins over Valencia and Real Sociedad, but couldn’t recover after an early own-goal from Alvaro Gonzalez, falling 3-0 to Deportivo. Gonzalez redirected a free kick into his own net, and Lucas would add a brace to round off the scoring for Deportivo, who move up to sixth on the table.

Elsewhere in La Liga

Valencia 1-0 Granada
Barcelona 2-1 Las Palmas
Real Madrid 0-0 Malaga
Sevilla 3-2 Rayo
Villarreal 1-0 Atletico Madrid
Eibar 1-1 Celta Vigo
Real Sociedad 0-0 Athletic Bilbao
Getafe 3-0 Levante

Inter Milan 1-4 Fiorentina

Inter Milan suffered its first defeat of the season, getting thrashed at home by Fiorentina. Inter had started the season with five straight wins while conceding just once, but that all changed today as Fiorentina struck for four. Josep Ilicic put the visitors ahead in the opening minutes cooly converting a penalty, and Nikola Kalinic scored twice within five minutes to give the visitors a 3-0 lead before the half-hour mark. Things went from bad to worse for Inter when center-back Miranda was sent off after a last-man tackle, and Kalinic would complete his hat trick in the second half. Fiorentina is now at the top of the table for this first time since 1999.

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Napoli 2-1 Juventus

What in the world is happening at Juventus? The four-time defending Serie A champs fell again this weekend, the club’s third loss in six matches. Last season, Juve lost just three matches the entire campaign. Lorenzo Insigne and Gonzalo Higuain both scored for Napoli, as the two have accounted for eight of Napoli’s 12 goals this season. Juventus sits 16th on the table with just one win through six matches, a shocking start for one of the most dominant teams in Europe over the past five years.

Roma 5-1 Carpi

After a midweek loss to Sampdoria, Roma got back on track with a big win over newly promoted Carpi. Roma jumped out to a three-goal lead in the first half, as Rudi Garcia’s side had five different goalscorers in a dominant performance at home. Roma’s 13 goals is the most in Serie A, as they must now look ahead to a Champions League match against BATE Borisov on Tuesday.

Elsewhere in Serie A

Genoa 1-0 AC Milan
Sassuolo 1-1 Chievo
Verona 1-2 Lazio
Torino 2-1 Palermo
Bologna 1-2 Udinese
Frosinone vs. Empoli (Monday, 1 p.m. ET)
Atalanta vs. Sampdoria (Monday 3 p.m. ET)