Ivan Perišić assisted on Inter Milan’s equalizer against Sassuolo on Saturday as the reigning Italian champions came back to win 2-1. Perišić placed an absolutely perfect ‘one bouncer’ pass from the sideline to the head of Edin Dzeko. The cross was right on the 6-yard box which made the Sassuolo keeper stay home on the play. Marcelo Brozović played 90 minutes of the match alongside Perišić as Inter Milan now trail leaders Napoli by four points in the early Serie A season as they head into the second international break.
Joško Gvardiol added a fine assist himself in RB Leipzig’s 3-0 win over Bochum on Saturday. Gvardiol got the start and played all 90 minutes at left-back, lifting a light lob into the box for Nkunku, who struck home for an insurance goal in the 78′. This was a big win for RB Leipzig as they have gotten out of the gates slow this season with only 10 points from their first seven games.
Super sub Mario Pašalić came off the bench for Atalanta in the 87th minute and scored an injury time goal moments later as AC Milan survived 3-2 to earn all three points. Pašalić was left all alone in the box and cooly slammed home the ball to make it 3-2 at the death. Ante Rebić played all 90 minutes for AC Milan in the match.
Mateo Kovačić received a 7/10 as he “Flew around the pitch and pulled off some unreal passes. Absolutely ran the show in the first half but saw his influence fade after the break.” Chelsea beat Southampton 3-1 on Saturday.
Luka Modrić had one of his worst games of the season as he received a 4/10 rating in 62 minutes of play. It was “One of his worst performances in recent memory. Sloppy and uninspiring on the ball”. After losing to Sheriff 2-1 in Champions League play earlier in the week, Real Madrid lost 2-1 to Espanyol Sunday and are now tied with Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad atop the La Liga table going into the international break.