Air Conditioner Milan forward Rafael Leao has actually scored the fastest-ever goal in Serie A history, netting after simply six seconds in a 2-1 win at Sassuolo which kept his side top of the table ahead of city competitors Inter Milan.

Milan, chasing a first Serie A title because 2011, released straight onto the attack from kick-off, with Turkish midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu setting up Leao to slot home the quick opener.

The previous fastest goal in the Italian top flight had actually been Paolo Poggi’s for Piacenza against Fiorentina in December 2001 after 8 seconds.

Milan have a one-point benefit on Antonio Conte’s Inter who beat Spezia 2-1, with champions Juventus 4 points behind the leaders in 3rd after a 4-0 win over Parma on Saturday.

” We have 4 or five kick-off patterns. (Leao) was prepared,” stated Milan coach Stefano Pioli whose side had actually been held 2-2 in both their last two league video games versus Parma and Genoa.

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” Winning this match counts for a lot mentally.” Portuguese Leao, who normally uses the left wing, started at centre-forward with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic still out with a leg muscle problem and his replacement Ante Rebic likewise injured.

It was the 21-year-old’s 3rd league objective this season and fourth in all competitions.

” We had actually prepared it in training,” stated Leao.

” This video game was very important for us, due to the fact that we had lost some points in the previous matches.” Calhanoglu thought he had scored a 2nd on 9 minutes when he put house a Leao cross but the objective was disallowed for offside after a VAR evaluation.

Nevertheless, Alexis Saelemaekers doubled Milan’s lead in the 26th minute following great from Theo Hernandez.

Domenico Berardi pulled an objective back late for Sassuolo, who sit 6th after the defeat.

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At the San Siro, Inter Milan extended their winning league go to six matches with Achraf Hakimi getting the first objective 5 minutes after the break.

Romelu Lukaku slotted in a penalty on 71 minutes for his 11th league goal this season after a M’Bala Nzola handball.

“This is our 6th straight Serie A win, we welcome these outcomes due to the fact that consistency will keep us competing at the top,” said Conte.

“We didn’t create a substantial amount but we yielded practically nothing, it was a deserved win.” Roberto Piccoli got a goal back for Spezia, who are just above the relegation zone after extending their winless run to six games, deep into injury time.

Atalanta originated from behind to crush Roma 4-1 in Bergamo regardless of playing without captain Papu Gomez who has actually fallen out with coach Gian Piero Gasperini.

Edin Dzeko scored after simply three minutes, with the Roma captain ending up from a Henrikh Mkhitaryan cross.

But Josip Ilicic came off the bench after the break to influence the Atalanta recovery, setting up Duvan Zapata for the equaliser prior to the hour mark and crossing for Robin Gosens to head in 10 minutes later.

Colombian Luis Muriel scored the third a minute after coming off the bench on 72 minutes, prior to Ilicic got his very first league objective of the season with an impressive solo run 5 minutes from time.

Atalanta, with a game in hand, are seventh in the table, 10 points off Air Conditioning Milan. Roma, in fourth, missed out on the possibility to move level on points with Juventus, and are simply ahead of Napoli who fell 2-0 at Champions League competitors Lazio.

Ciro Immobile headed house in the ninth minute, with the Italian forward establishing Luis Alberto for the 2nd on 56 minutes following a blunder in the Napoli defence.

Napoli were playing without injured Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen and club record scorer Dries Mertens with captain Lorenzo Insigne suspended for insulting the referee in their defeat at Inter Milan last time out.

“A step backwards, it wasn’t us, lacklustre, awful, light, soft,” blasted assistant Napoli coach Luigi Riccio.

Lazio are eighth, level on points with Atalanta.