MILAN (AP) — Serie A’s top two coaches are already feeling the pressure after Sunday’s shock losses to Juventus and Inter Milan.
Promoted Monza probably didn’t expect their first ever Serie A win to come against Juventus but managed to beat Massimiliano Allegri’s side 1-0. Juventus played a lot with 10 men after Angel Di Maria’s red card.
Di Maria apologized on Instagram.
“I want to apologize to everyone for the inappropriate reaction I had on the field.” he wrote. “Abandoning the team at such a difficult moment of the season has cost us the game.
“It’s purely my fault that we lost. I’m very sorry. I’m a professional, but also a human being who makes mistakes and knows it.”
Simone Inzaghi’s Inter side were beaten 3-1 at Adinese earlier for their third defeat of the season.
Napoli remain top of Serie A after suffering their first defeat of the season at defending champions AC Milan. Napoli won 2-1 and are one of the two remaining teams with Atalanta who beat Roma 1-0.
It is the first time since February 1955 that Juventus, Roma and AC Milan have both been beaten on the same day.
Allegri was already under pressure after Juventus lost their second straight Champions League game in midweek. It was unbeaten in Serie A but had won just two of its first six games.
The Bianconeri were probably hoping for an easy game at Monza, which was fruitless and conceded 14 goals in six games.
However, Juventus barely had a sight of goal and their chances of securing a morale-boosting victory were dashed when Di Maria was needlessly sent off in the 40th minute for a hard tackle on Monza defender Armando Izzo’s chest.
And the home fans went wild in the 74th when Patrik Severia whipped in a cross from the right and Kristian Lund played Gitkejer in at the near post.
Monza is owned by former Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi.
United defender Sergio Aguero had a Serie A debut to forget for Milan as he conceded the spot-kick that led Napoli to victory at the San Siro.
Diess featured in both Champions League games for Milan but was making his debut in the Italian league. He fouled Napoli winger Khoecha Quartsakhelia for the penalty, which Matteo Politano converted in the 55th minute.
Olivier Giroud, who hit the crossbar in the first half, equalized in the 69th minute, but Giovani Simeone headed in the winner 12 minutes from time.
Pierre Calullo also hit the crossbar late on for Milan, who were without the suspended Rafael Luo.
The Udinese continued their impressive start to the season as they recorded their fifth straight win to move them up to third in the standings.
Niccolo Barella scored a stunning free-kick in the fifth minute to give Inter a good start, but Udinese converted Roberto Pereira’s free-kick in the 22nd minute for Milan Kranar.
Udinese made sure of the points before Xhaka Bijul headed in a corner on three minutes and Tulgi Arslan made sure of the points with a diving header in stoppage time.
Mourinho to lose Inter
Roma coach Jose Mourinho will miss the game against his former club Inter after being sent off in defeat to Atalanta.
Mourinho was shown a red card in the 57th minute for taunting referee Daniel Chaffey after awarding Atalanta a free kick, rather than what Mourinho thought should have been a penalty for his side. . Mourinho became even more angry and had to be held back by his staff.
Roma’s next game after the international break is at Inter. Mourinho led Inter to the Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia treble in 2010.
Young defender Giorgio Scalvini scored the only goal of the game in the 35th minute into the bottom right corner of the Stadio Olimpico.
Also, Lazio won 4-0 at Cremona and Fiorentina beat Verona 2-0.