Standings implications: Inter and Juventus are now tied atop of the table as the Nerazzurri suffered a late equalizer at the hands of Fiorentina, while the Old Lady breezed past Udinese. Lazio stay in the close proximity as they did to Cagliari what the Sardinians had done to other teams and mounted a late comeback. Roma got the job done at home over SPAL despite a poor first half. Napoli’s woes were not immediately solved by the coaching change since Parma toppled them late at home and the Ducali are right below the European zone, especially because an undermanned Atalanta team was torpedoed by Bologna away.
Torino and Verona shared the spoils in a super fun game, while Milan-Sassuolo ended in a nil-nil drew despite few chances for both sides. In the lower districts, second W in a row for Brescia, which creamed Lecce, while Sampdoria came out on top in the Derby della Lanterna.
Confirmations: Cristiano Ronaldo assembled a brace and he looks close to peak form. Arkadiusz Milik followed up his Champions League hat-trick with a goal in Serie A play as well and ihe has almost a perfect average in the season. Dejan Kulusevski dazzled again in that fixture, opening the score right away and then providing the deciding assist in the stoppage time. Andrea Petagna kept his aplomb from the penalty spot this time, tallying his fifth goal in 2019/2020. Rodrigo Palacio is the gift that keeps on giving, while Ruslan Malinovskyi has knocked it on goal for two fixtures in a row.
Manolo Gabbiadini decided a pivotal clash with a trademark lefty strike, hitting the net for the fourth time in the season. Diego Perotti and Henrikh Mkhitaryan both took full advantage again of the extended run given to them with Justin Kluivert on the shelf. Cristian Ansaldi exaggerated against the Scaligeri, burying beautiful finishes and Alex Berenguer joined him with his fourth of the year before it all went sideways for the Granata. Leonardo Bonucci is getting up there as far as defenders with a nose for the goal are concerned.
Guess who is back: a day of firsts for Brescia, as Jhon Chancellor, Ernesto Torregrossa and Nikolas Spalek scored their first goal in the top league. As odd as it seems like, Giampaolo Pazzini and Mariusz Stepinski changed the course of the Torino game for the Scaligeri, both finding the target after lengthy droughts. The Polish forward had not perforated a goalie in ten months, the veteran journeyman since 2017. Ignacio Pussetto had done nothing of note so far this season but had a late consolation goal for Udinese in a rough day.
Flops of the round: Atalanta had few justifications for a flat display in Bologna, but they also missed few sitters with Musa Barrow and Mario Pasalic. Lecce fell apart in Brecia.
Clutch goal: the Partenopei probably did not deserve to go down this week, but it is complicated to stop Parma on counters and Gervinho’s goal did them in at the buzzer. Dusan Vlahovic pipped Inter at the post with gorgous lefty cross-shot after galloping towards the box. Luis Alberto and Felipe Caicedo were Lazio’s cardiac kids against Cagliari
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