Jadon Sancho scored his first goal of the season in the Bundesliga as Borussia Dortmund returned to the top four with a 2-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg on SundayTo The hosts stepped up their intensity in the second half at Signal Iduna Park and went ahead when Swiss center-back Manuel Kanji headed in a Sancho corner in the 66th minute.
Dortmund closed all three points in injury time when Emre Can’s punt found Sancho, who put the ball past Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen Ca steelsTo The result brought Dortmund to fourth place with 25 points, while Wolfsburg fell to sixth, one point behind their hosts.
In Italy, Lautaro Martínez’s first hat-trick for International helped them crush Crotone 6-2, obtaining their eighth consecutive victory in Serie A.
Crotone, who is second bottom, took a surprising lead in the 12th minute through Niccolò ZanellatoTo BuRomelLusakaku sent teammate Martinez to the level eight minutes later, before a Luca Marrone own goal put Inter in frontTo A penalty from VladimiPolemicic leveled things out again.
Martinez brilliantly gave Inter the lead in the 57th minute beforLusakaku added another seven minutes laterTo The Argentine completed his hat-trick with 12 minutes remaining, beforAshramaf Hakimi put the icing on the cake with a sixth finish to put Inter on top with 36 points, two ahead of AC Milan, who will return to the top if they winToto Benevento later on Sunday.
Elsewhere in Serie A, veteran forward EdiZeroko scored a late goal to win Rome a 1-0 battle Sampdoria, keeping his team third in the standingsTo Roma looked set to lose ground in the title race as they worked in torrential rain in the capital, without creating opportunities in the first half.
However, moments after former Manchester United defender ChriSmellingng headed off the crossbar, the 34-year-olZeroko scored his third goal in as many games in the 72nd minute to resolve a close duel.
Atalanta whipped flying high Sassuolo 5-1 and Lazio led to a 1-1 draw in Genoawhile two fantastic goals from Piotr Zielinski led Naples to a 4-1 win in Cagliari.
Zielinski gave his team the lead with an arrow shot before João Pedro tied for the hourTo However, Zielinski did not finish, and danced through the home defense two minutes later to put Napoli back in front, before a goal frHiringing Lozano and a penalty from Lorenzo Insigne ensured that Gennaro Gattuso’s team returned to the first four.
Lazio, whadhad a miserable start to the season, had high hopes of winning at relegation-threatened GenoaTo After Ciro Immobile gave his team the lead from the penalty spot in the 15th minute, Lazio looked poised for just their second win in six games in all competitionsTo However, they couldn’t take advantage of their advantage and Mattia Destro earned Genoa a point in the 58th minute.
Serie A surprise package Sassuolo had a rude awakening at Atalanta, raining down 23 shots in their wild 5-1 win, placing them one point behind their rivals in sixth place in the standingsTo Torino was another team to win convincingly, 3-0 in Parma, while Fiorentina was limited to a disappointing 0-0 draw at home to Bologna.
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