AC Milan suffered defeat and allowed Inter Milan’s lead to grow to 9 points.
Juventus with a game in hand are a point behind second plae AC Milan.
Atalanta replaces Roma in the ‘top 4’ .
Defeat against Parma dropped Roma to 6th place; tied with Napoli on points but with a game extra.
With a game in hand, Napoli are in position to be part of the ‘top 4’.
With a game in hand, Juventus are in position to be part of the ‘top 2’
Both Napoli and Juventus will have to keep winning to make their advantage count.
Parma dragged Torino and Cagliari closer to the relegation zone after their win against Roma.
Crotone came close but lost their game against Lazio. They remain at the bare bottom of the league.
A Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick shoots him 4 goals ahead of any other player in the league.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – 23 goals
Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) – 19 goals
Luis Muriel (Atalanta) – 16 goals
LAZIO 3-2 CROTONE
Goal Scorers – Lazio – Sergej Milinkovic-Savic 14′ Luis Alberto 39′ Felipe Caicedo 84′
Goal Scorers – Crotone – Simy 29′ 50′
ATALANTA 3-1 SPEZIA
Goal Scorers – Atalanta – Mario Pasalic 53′ 73′ Luis Muriel 55′
Goal Scorers – Spezia – Robert Piccoli 81′
SASSUOLO 3-2 HELLAS VERONa
Goal Scorers – Sassuolo – Manuel Locatelli 4′ Filip Djuricic 51′ Hamed Traore 81′
Goal Scorers – Hellas Verona – Darko Lazovic 43′ Federico Bimarco 79′
BENEVENTO 1-4 FIORENTINA
Goal Scorers – Benevento – Artur Ionita 56′
Goal Scorers – Fiorentina – Dusan Vlahovic 8′ 26′ 45+1′ Valentin Eysseric 75′
GENOA 1-0 UDINESE
Goal Scorers – Genoa – Goran Pandev 8′
Goal Scorers – Udinese – Rodrigo de Paul 30′(pen)
BOLOGNA 3-1 SAMPDORIA
Goal Scorers – Bologna – Musa Barrow 27′ Mattias Svanberg 41′ Roberto Soriano 70′
Goal Scorers – Sampdoria – Fabio Quagliarella 37′
PARMA 2-0 ROMA
Goal Scorers – Parma – Valentin Mihaila 9′ Hernani 55′(pen)
TORINO 1-2 INTER MILAN
Goal Scorers – Torino – antonio Sanabria 70′
Goal Scorers – Inter Milan – Romelu Lukaku 62′(pen) Lautaro Martinez 85′
CAGLIARI 1-3 JUVENTUS
Goal Scorers – Cagliari – Giovanni Simeone 61′
Goal Scorers – Juventus – Cristiano Ronaldo 10′ 25′(pen) 32′
AC MILAN 0-1 NAPOLI
Goal Scorers – Napoli – Matteo Politano 49′
Lazio got the three points at home against bottom table Crotone but it wasn’t as clear cut as their league positions would have predicted. Felipe Caicedo came into the game in the 76th minute and scored the winner for Lazio in less than 10 minutes.
Mario Pasalic contributed two goals to Atalanta’s 3-1 win against Spezia.
Hamed Traore’s goal handed Saussolo a win after they had failed to keep their first two leads.
Dusan Vlahovic’s first half hat trick got Fiorentina to a 4-1 win at Benevento. The result ended a three match winless run for Fiorentina. For Benevento, it’s 11 games without a win in the league.
Bologna moved a point away from Sampdoria after a 3-1 win.
Parma won their first competitive game of the year after a 2-0 win against a Roma side that are in contention to qualify for continental football competition. Parma’s last victory in all competitions was a 2-1 win at Genoa on November 30, 2020. 19 matches played since; with 18 being league matches. 11 defeat (10 in the league) and 7 draws and a win against Roma.
Lautaro Martinez’s goal in the 85th minute secured the needed three points for Inter Milan to keep their pace in the title race. Martinez’s goal restored Inter Milan’s lead on Torino after Antonio Sanabria had canceled out Romelu Lukaku’s match opening goal.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first Juventus hat-trick to get his side the three points in Cagliari.
AC Milan suffered a defeat in San Siro.