AC Milan's evergreen ace Zlatan Ibrahimovic has sealed their 2-1 defeat of Inter Milan in the city derby to push the Rossoneri to the top of the Italian Serie A.
The 39-year-old Swede slammed home his first on 13 minutes, pouncing after Samir Handanovic had parried a penalty he took after he had been floored by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Then a low cross from Rafael Leao found the veteran three minutes later and though Inter pulled one back on 29 minutes, as Romelu Lukaku turned in Ivan Perisic's feed, Milan held on.
The Rossoneri, now on a maximum 12 maximum points and boasting a 9-1 goal difference, moved past Atalanta, who crashed 4-1 at Napoli in the weekend opener and stayed on nine points.
The Mexican striker Hirving Lozano hit a quick double to open the scoring as the Neapolitans netted three goals in seven minutes, with Matteo Politano on target in the 30th before Victor Osimhen added a fourth on 43.
The Bergamo guests, who had scored 13 goals in the first three games, pulled one back from Sam Lammers after the break.
"I did not expect such a win because I know what kind of squad Atalanta are," Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso said. "We prepared it well. We put a great mentality and determination on the pitch.
Napoli are now third, one point behind Atalanta. The Naples side have appealed against the one-point deduction and the default defeat they were handed this week for not showing up against Juventus, claiming risks of coronavirus contagion after having two positives in the squad.
In Genoa, Sampdoria were 3-0 winners over Lazio, who struggled with Golden Boot winner Ciro Immobile suspended. Fabio Quagliarella, another league veteran aged 37, opened Samp's scoring with a header.
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