Serie A (Italy)

2018/19 Italian Serie A – Round 15 – Mandzukic gets Juventus over Inter Milan.

Are there any real contenders in Serie A to stop Juventus from being the Italian champions for the 8th consecutive year?
Inter Milan visit to the Allianz Stadium ended in defeat as Juventus picked up another win to stay top of Serie A. Mario Mandzukic’s goal was the difference maker.

6 out of the 10 fixtures end in a draw but it was only the final match of the round (AC Milan v Torino) that provided no goals.

The Rome teams earned a point from a ‘2-2’ draw.
Roma blew a two-goal lead to settle for a point at Cagliari, while Lazio got a late goal to avoid defeat at home to Sampdoria.

Roma will need to pick up maximum points from their matches if they are to finish amongst the top four.
Despite finishing the match with two players sent off in the final minutes of injury time, Marco Sau found an equalizing goal for a Cagliari secured a fourth consecutive draw in the league for his side.

Lazio’s failure to win against Sampdoria is the reason why AC Milan remains in 4th place.

A six-goal thrilling second half between Sassuolo and Fiorentina ended with both teams taking a point. Kevin Mirallas scored a goal deep into stoppage time for Fiorentina came from behind and rescue a point.

A winless Chievo Verona side finally gets to 3 points in the league after closely contested ‘1-1’ draw with Parma.

Duvan Zapata was the star man with a hat-trick that saw Atalanta pick up an away victory against Udinese.

Krzystof Piatek is top of the goalscoring list In the league when he scored from the spot to give a 10-man Genoa side a draw at home against SPAL.

Briefings
December 7, 2018
Juventus 1–0 Inter Milan
Juventus – Mario Mandzukic 66’

December 8, 2018
Napoli 4–0 Frosinone
Napoli – Piotr Zielinski 7’ Adam Ounas 40’Arkadiusz Milik 68’ 84’

Cagliari 2–2 Roma
Roma – Bryan Cristante 14’ Aleksandar Kolarov 41’
Cagliari – Arthur Ionita 84’ Marco Sau 90+5’

Lazio 2–2 Sampdoria
Lazio – Fabio Qualiarella 21’ Ricardo Saponara 90+9
Sampdoria – Francesco Acerbi 79’ Ciro Immobile 90+6’(pen)

December 9, 2018
Sassuolo 3–3 Fiorentina
Sassuolo – Alfred Duncan 62’ Khoma Babacar 67’ Stefano Sensi 80’
Fiorentina – Giovanni Simeone 70’Marco Benassi 89’ Kevin Mirallas 90+7’

Empoli 2–1 Bologna
Empoli – Francesco Caputo 10’ Antonino La Gumina 80’
Bologna – Andrea Poli 41’

Parma 1–1 Chievo Verona
Parma – Bruno Alves 53’
Chievo Verona – Mariusz Stepinski 46’

Udinese 1–3 Atalanta
Udinese – Kevin Lasagna 12’
Atalanta – Duvan Zapata 2’ 62’ 80’

Genoa 1–1 SPAL
Genoa – Krzystof Piatek 38’
SPAL – Andrea Petagna 15’

AC Milan 0–0 Torino

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