Argentinos Abroad: Higuaín, Gio Simeone, Castro, Palacio, De Paul & Maxi López all on target in Serie A while Ocampos & Sala net in Ligue 1 (VIDEO)


Juventus dropped their first points of the season after Atalanta came from two-down to salvage a 2-2 draw.

Gonzalo Higuaín scored for the second week running to put the champions firmly in control after 24 minutes when he smashed the ball into the roof of the net to make it 2-0. However, Atalanta never gave up and managed to claw themselves back level during the second half.

Paulo Dybala had the chance to win it for Juve late on but the in-form forward saw his penalty saved by Etrit Berisha and the Bianconeri had to make do with only a point.

Giovanni Simeone scored his second goal in a Fiorentina shirt but couldn’t prevent the Viola slipping to a 2-1 defeat against Chievo. The 22-year-old scored a superb glancing header to give Fiorentina an early lead but former Gimnasia and Racing winger Lucas Castro scored twice to ensure Chievo took the points.

Udinese swept to a 4-0 win over Sampdoria with Argentine pair Rodrigo de Paul and Maxi López influential. De Paul opened the scoring from the penalty spot after López had been bundled over by goalkeeper Christian Puggioni and once Sampdoria were reduced to ten men, Udinese ran away with it.

Maxi López doubled the lead with a second penalty of the game and then made it three with a delightful finish over Puggioni from de Paul’s perfectly weighted through-ball.

Former Argentina international Rodrigo Palacio scored his second goal since joining Bologna this summer to hand his new side a 1-0 win over former club Genoa. With the game still goalless, the 35-year-old showed his pace hasn’t completely gone to sprint clear in the 73rd minute and finish past Mattia Perin.

In Ligue 1, Marseille came from two goals down to defeat Nice thanks in part to Lucas Ocampos’ first half brace. Mario Balotelli and Jean Seri had put the home side in control but Ocampos volleyed a goal back from close range before an own-goal and a second from the former River youngster turned the game.

Luis Gustavo made if 4-2 after the break before being sent off but Marseille’s ten men held on for the win.

Emiliano Sala scored his second of the season to give Nantes a hard-fought win over Metz on Saturday. The 26-year-old scored twelve goals during the last campaign and fired in from close range after only three minutes to net what proved to be the winner.


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