Serie A wrap 26 January 2019


Sassuolo cruised to a 3-0 victory over Cagliari on Saturday afternoon.

Manuel Locatelli opened the scoring for the hosts in ninth minute before Khouma Babacar doubled the lead for Sassuolo on the stroke of halftime from the penalty spot.

Alessandro Matri made the three points safe three minutes before time to round off an impressive win.

Fabio Quagliarella scored a brace as Sampdoria thumped Udinese 4-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Quagliarella broke the deadlock for Sampdoria in the 33rd minute from the penalty and made it 2-0 after the hosts were awarded another penalty.

Karol Linetty bagged the hosts' third goal in the 68th minute while Manolo Gabbiadini rounded off an emphatic win with the fourth goal 12 minutes before time.

Ten-man Napoli missed a chance to go within six points of leaders Juventus at least for a day after they were held to a goalless draw by AC Milan on Saturday night.

There was a little bit of drama towards the end as Fabian Ruiz of Napoli was sent off deep in stoppage time after getting his second yellow card for a handball inside the box.

Carlo Ancelotti’s charges are now eight points behind Bianconeri in the second place, who travel to Lazio on Sunday night.

Meanwhile, Gennaro Gattuso’s men are challenging for Uefa Champions League places lying fourth and five points behind third placed Inter Milan who visit Torino on Sunday evening.