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Italian Serie A – Round Twenty Two

 

Top Four:
  1. Juventus
  2. Roma
  3. Napoli
  4. Inter Milan
Bottom Four:
  1. Empoli
  2. Crotone
  3. Palermo
  4. Pescara

 

January 28, 2017

Lazio                                        0-1                   Chievo Verona

                                                                      Roberto Inglese 90’

SS Lazio v AC Chievo Verona - Serie A : News Photo

Chievo Verona stole a win away at Lazio through a late goal at the end of regulation time. The dropped Lazio out of the top four Serie A standings.

 

Inter Milan                                 3-0                      Pescara

Danilo D’Ambrosio 23’

Joao Mario 43’

Eder 73’

FC Internazionale v Pescara Calcio - Serie A : News Photo

It is looking like a return to Serie B season for Pescara.

While Lazio was dropping points, Inter Milan was picking up points to move up into the top four in the Serie A standings when they picked up a home victory over bottom table Pescara.

 

Saturday 29, 2017

Torino                                             1-1                    Atalanta

Iago Falque 16’                                                       Andrea Petagna 67’

 

Atalanta came from a goal down to secure an away point against Torino

 

Cagliari                                           1-1                      Bologna

Marco Borriello 90’+2’                                                 Mattia Destro 64’

 

A late goal helped Cagliari avoid a home defeat to Bologna. Both teams remain equal on points on the league table, but Bologna has a game in hand and enjoys a better goal difference.

 

Crotone                                            4-1                    Empoli

Adrian Stoian 24’                                                     Levan Mchedlidze 39’

Diego Falcinelli 56’ 90’+1’, 90’+2’

FC Crotone v Empoli FC - Serie A : News Photo

A hattrick for Diego Falcinelli saw Crotone regained their lead and win this fixture by a three-goal margin.

The win helps Crotone cut done the gap between themselves and Empoli down to 8 points. Eight points is the distance to safety for relegation-zoned Crotone.

 

Fiorentina                                          3-3                       Genoa

Josip Ilicic 18’                                                              Giovanni Simeone 57’ 86’(pen)

Federico Chiesa 51’                                                      Oscar Hiljemark 60’

Nikola Kalinic 62’         

 

A late foul reduced Fiorentina down to 10 men and allowed Genoa to score an equalizer to get an away point from this fixture.                                   

 

Sassuolo                                          0-2                      Juventus

                                                                                 Gonzalo Higuain 9’

                                                                                 Sami Khedira 26’

Sassuolo v Juventus - Serie A : News Photo

It was a great win for the league leaders. Two first half goals were all Juventus needed to finish this round with another win.

Juventus defeated Sassuolo and picked up the maximum points away points when their closest competition was dropping points.

 

Udinese                                                      2-1                       AC Milan

Cyril Thereau 31’                                                               Giacomo Bonaventura 8’

Rodrigo De Paul 73’

Udinese Calcio v AC Milan - Serie A : News Photo

It was a third consecutive league defeat for AC Milan.

Udinese came from an early goal down to defeat AC Milan and finish with a home victory that closes the gap in points between the two teams to a single digit.

 

Sampdoria                                                   3-2                         Roma

Dennis Praet 21’                                                                 Bruno Peres 5’

Patrik Schick 71’                                                                 Edin Dzeko 66’

Luis Muriel 73’

UC Sampdoria v AS Roma - Serie A : News Photo

Roma gave up the lead on two occasions to finish up on the losing end. Two quick second half goals gave Sampdoria a home victory over Roma.   

Roma’s defeat allowed Juventus to open a four-point lead at the top of the league table.

 

Napoli                                                       1-1                            Palermo

Dries Mertens 66’                                                                 Ilija Nestorovski 6’

Despite lying low in the league standings, Palermo was able to get an away point against Napoli.

The dropped points denied Napoli a victory that could have allowed them to tie Roma in points on the league table.

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