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The Italian Serie A after Round 20

SERIE A

Round 20.


The leading five teams in the title race were all on the right side of the score.
Inter Milna grabbed the three points from a 2-1 win against Lazio to keep the top of the table.
AC Milan took the maximum points from a win against recently promoted Venezia.
It was narrow but a win nonetheless for Napoli against Sampdoria.
Atalatanta hammered Udinese.
Juventus come from two goals down to win in Rome.
Despite their defeat to Juventus, Roma moved up a position to 6th because Fiorentina was trashed 4-0 in Turin.

With two games in hand, bottom tabled Salernitana picked up a win to move a point from Genoa.
Defeat to Spezia meant that Genoa was the only team in the relegation zone that did not pick up a win in this round.

Cagliari was 2-1 winners against Bologna.

 





MATCH RESULTS
Empoli 1-5 Sassuolo
Venezia 0-3 AC Milan
Cagliari 2-1 Bologna
Torino 4-0 Fiorentina
Napoli 1-0 Sampdoria
Udinese 2-6 Atalanta
Genoa 0-1 Spezia
Roma 3-4 Juventus
Hellas Verona 1-2 Salernita
Inter Milan 2-1 Lazio


LEAGUE STANDINGS
1. Inter Milan – 49 points
2. AC Milan – 48 points
3. Napoli- 43 points
4. Atalanta- 41 points
5. Juventus- 38 points
6. Roma- 32 points
7. Fiorentina- 32 points
8. Lazio- 32 points
9. Torino- 28 points
10. Sassuolo- 28 points
11. Empoli- 28 points
12. Bologna- 27 points
13. Verona- 27 points
14. Udinese- 20 points
15. Sampdoria- 20 points
16. Spezia- 19 points
17. Venezia- 17 points
18. Cagliari- 16 points
19. Genoa- 12 points
20. Salernitana- 11 points




VENEZIA 0-3 AC MILAN
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the winning goal in the second minute, and Theo Hernandez scored two in the second half to ensure the victory.

EMPOLI 1- 5 SASSUOLO
Sassuolo added three goals to a 2-1 lead after Empoli was reduced to 10 men in the 60th minute.

NAPOLI 1- 0 SAMPDORIA
It was a narrow but needed victory for Napoli

UDINESE 2-6 ATALANTA
Luis Muriel contributed 2 goals in Atalanta’s thrashing of Udinese.
The 4-0 win against Cagliari and Crotone might have given Udinese some false confidence in their abilities at the moment.

GENOA 0-1 SPEZIA
Simone Basto ni’s goal was enough to win Spezia the three points in Genoa

ROMA 3- 4 JUVENTUS
We cant call it the game of the season [yet] but surely the game of the weekend.
Roma fell short at home by losing a two-goal advantage to suffer successive defeat.

Juventus was 3-1 down before the 70th minute, but 4-3 up before the 80th minute.

LORENZO PELLEGRINI COULD HAVE SAVED THE DAY FOR ROMA IN THE 83RD MINUTE.
Matthijs de Ligt handled the ball in the penalty box to pick up a second yellow card to leave Juventus with a numerical disadvantage and penalty to defend in the 83rd minute.

Lorenzo Pellegrini had his penalty saved and missed his own rebound.
Juventus are 7 league matches unbeaten.

HELLAS VERONA 1- 2 SALERNITANA
Salernitana wins their first league game in 9 matches. Their last 8 games were made up of 7 defeats and a draw.

INTER MILAN 2-1 LAZIO
Milan Skriniar scored a header in the 67th minute to restore Inter Milan’s lead and extend their winning streak to 8. The only points dropped by Inter Milan in the last 12 matches have been a draw against AC Milan
and against Juventus.

TORINO 4- 0 FIORENTINA
Torino used a 4-0 win to narrow the gap between the two teams to four points.
This was Fiorentina’s first defeat in six league matches.




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