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Italian Serie A – Round Twenty One

Top Four:

  1. Juventus
  2. Roma
  3. Napoli
  4. Lazio

 

Bottom Four:

  1. Empoli
  2. Crotone
  3. Palermo
  4. Pescara

 

January 21, 2017

Chievo Verona                                    0-3                              Fiorentina

                                                                                           Cristian Tello 18’

                                                                                           Khouma Babacar 52’(pen)

                                                                                           Federico Chiesa 90’+4’

AC ChievoVerona v ACF Fiorentina - Serie A : News Photo

After defeating the league leaders in their previous fixture, Fiorentina went away and made their league victories consecutive when they left Chievo Verona with all three points and scored all three goals of the match.

 

AC Milan                                         1-2                                Napoli

Juraj Kucka 37’                                                                  Lorenzo Insigne 6’

                                                                                          Jose Maria Callejon 9’

AC Milan v SSC Napoli - Serie A : News Photo

Despite fighting hard in the second half to turn things around, AC Milan fell at home to Napoli.  

Two early goals were enough for Napoli to secure the third place in the Serie A standings.

 

January 22, 2017

Juventus                                       2-0                                Lazio

Paulo Dybala 5’

Gonzalo Higuain 17’

Juventus FC v SS Lazio - Serie A : News Photo

Juventus holds on to the number one spot in Serie A for another round.

The Argentinian attacking duo provided the early goals that saw Juventus bounce back from the defeat to Fiorentina with a victory over Lazio.

 

Genoa                                                    2-2                             Crotone

Giovanni Simeone 43’                                                           Federico Ceccherini 54’

Lucas Ocampos 66’(pen)                                                      Giammarco Ferrari 74’

 

Crotone needed more than a draw from this fixture, but coming back on two occasions to get an away point would be something they can build on as they try to find a way to climb out of the relegation zone.

 

Palermo                                                   0-1                                 Inter Milan

                                                                                                   Joao Mario 65’

US Citta di Palermo v FC Internazionale - Serie A : News Photo

Palermo did their best to avoid a home defeat from Inter Milan.

Inter Milan extended their winning run in the Serie A to six games in a row after an away win against a struggling Palermo side.

 

Pescara                                                    1-3                      Sassuolo

Jean-Christophe Bahebeck 56’                                         Alessandro Matri 2’ 73’

                                                                                                 Lorenzo Pellegrini 65’

Pescara Calcio v US Sassuolo - Serie A : News Photo

Cristiano Biraghi missed a late penalty that could have soften the loss at home for Pescara.

Alessandro Matri scored a brace to sandwich Lorenzo Pellegrini’s goal for Sassuolo to get an away victory at Pescara.

 

Sassuolo had to come back and find a winner after their early lead at the start of the match was canceled out by Bahebeck’s second half goal for Pescara.

 

Bologna                                                    2-0                                 Torino

Blerin Dzemaili 43’ 83’

Bologna FC v FC Torino - Serie A : News Photo

Blerin Dzemaili scored a goal towards the end of each half was how Bologna defeated Torino and moved up to four points away in the league standings.

 

Empoli                                                     1-0                                    Udinese

Levan Mchedlidze 82’

Empoli FC v Udinese Calcio - Serie A : News Photo

Empoli has taken points in their last three Seria A matches, two wins, and a draw.  These points keep Empoli in a safe distance despite being right above the relegation zone.

Empoli scored late to give Udinese their third consecutive league defeat.

 

Atalanta                                                    1-0                                   Sampdoria

Alejandro Gomez 55’(pen)

Atalanta BC v UC Sampdoria - Serie A : News Photo

A second half penalty allowed Atalanta to get the goal that gave them a home victory over Sampdoria.

The victory allowed Atalanta to leap over AC Milan and stay on the heels of Inter Milan and the remaining teams that are currently occupying the top five position in Serie A.

 

Roma                                                          1-0                                      Cagliari

Edin Dzeko 55’

AS Roma v Cagliari Calcio - Serie A : News Photo

It was back to back ‘1-0’ league wins for Roma.

Edin Dzeko 14th goal in the league for this season saw Roma to a home victory and remain a point behind Juventus.

 

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