Italian Serie A ’18-19 – Highlights: Mandzukic Keeps Juventus Unbeaten Run Intact
These are the first 10 matches of of Serie A, Match Day 17 of 38. The highlights are appended below the points table.
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Serie A – Match 1 of 10: Lazio vs Cagliari
Result: 3 – 1
- Lazio: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic 12′, Francesco Acerbi 23′, Senad Lulic 67′
- Cagliari: Joao Pedro 90+3′ (P)
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- Sergej Milinkovic-Savic finished his three-month goal dry season and Lazio made generally short work of Cagliari in a 3-1 triumph, finishing their seven-amusement winless streak.
- The Aquile were urgent to end a seven-coordinate winless streak in all rivalries, so with Lucas Leiva still harmed, moved to a 3-4-2-1 arrangement with Luis Alberto and Joaquin Correa bolstering the star at the tip Ciro Immobile. Luca Ceppitelli and Darijo Srna proceeded with their two-coordinate bans, with Leonardo Pavoletti, Lucas Castro and Charalampos Lykogiannis on the treatment table.
- Cagliari’s last triumph in Rome was in 2009, trailed by seven back to back thrashings in which they yielded 18 goals.
- Senad Lulic captured to flame wide on the counter in the opening minutes and after steady weight, they led the pack. Correa’s calculated drive was parried by Alessio Cragno, however just into the way of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic for his first goal in three months. The Serbian had been experiencing strain and censured by many, so appeared to be nearly moved to tears by the alleviation of this leap forward.
- Minutes after the fact, Correa nearly made it 2-0, as his shot from short proximity squirmed under Cragno’s legs at the close post, however the goalkeeper had the ability to reach back and hinder hanging in the balance.
- Artur Ionita should’ve evened out as he flung himself at a Paolo Faragò cross from six yards, however swelled over the bar.
- Ciro Immobile was exceptionally unfortunate not to score, as his loud shot cannoned off the underside of the crossbar and skiped off the ground to return out.
- The second goal was noticeable all around and touched base on a corner. Milinkovic-Savic flicked it on for Francesco Acerbi’s volley at full stretch, Cragno could just repel and the protector place it in on the bounce back.
- Simone Padoin was battling gravely at left-back, so halfway through the primary half, Cagliari moved to a 3-5-1-1 arrangement. It appeared to work, as they made shots with Alberto Cerri boring simply wide and Faragò stinging Thomas Strakosha’s gloves.
- Cagliari rolled out two improvements at the break, yet Acerbi nearly scored his second of the diversion. Again Milinkovic-Savic thumped it on, however this time the middle back gestured over at the back post. Cragno then demonstrated amazing responses to stand out a foot and repel the avoided Correa solo exertion, however Strakosha did likewise on Faragò.
- The third goal arrived when Cagliari were gotten under lock and key inside their own half, Immobile flooded forward and liberally moved crosswise over for Senad Lulic to flame home from 12 yards.
- Strakosha got down rapidly to deny Daniele Dessena from short proximity and Immobile was disastrous not to change over a promising counter when blazing his calculated drive inches wide.
- Profound into stoppages, Bastos was declared through VAR to have elbowed Joao Pedro in the face, in spite of the fact that the contact wasn’t exactly sufficiently brutal to warrant a red card, it was inside the punishment region. The protector was reserved and Joao Pedro changed over the spot-kick.
Serie A – Match 2 of 10: Napoli vs SPAL
Result: 1 – 0
- Napoli: Raul Albiol 45+1′
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- Raul Albiol’s goal gave Napoli triumph, however just two urgent Alex Meret spares in stoppages denied SPAL an equalizer.
- The Partenopei picked not to rest Kalidou Koulibaly and Lorenzo Insigne in front of the Boxing Day standoff with third-put Inter, yet Alex Meret began against his previous SPAL colleagues. The guests had Simone Missiroli and Manuel Lazzari battling through wellness issues and were without a triumph in seven rounds, overseeing only four draws.
- Napoli went into this gathering with nine back to back triumphs against SPAL, unbeaten against them in the best trip since March 1961.
- Marko Rog slice inside to compel a spare from Alfred Gomis. Lorenzo Insigne had the ball in the back of the net following 11 minutes, yet was hailed offside as he got on the bounce back from Dries Mertens’ avoided shot.
- SPAL lost Johan Djourou to a solid issue and that might’ve influenced their cautious association, as minutes after the fact Napoli led the pack.
- A Mertens corner discovered Raul Albiol for a looking header at the close post into the far best corner.
- SPAL had an unforeseen time of weight toward the beginning of the second half, Meret tried by Pasquale Schiattarella after a progression of corners.
- Kalidou Koulibaly nearly turned into the second Napoli safeguard on focus on, his header skimming the upstanding from a Fabian Ruiz cross. Dries Mertens should’ve made it 2-0 when sent clear by Insigne, yet his first touch was substantial and he could just hit the upstanding of an open goal from point-clear range.
- Profound into stoppages, Napoli were saved from an expensive stalemate by their goalkeeper Meret, who performed two electrifying recoveries. The first was on Alberto Paloschi at the close post, the second on the subsequent corner, ripping at Mohamed Fares’ header off the line.
Serie A – Match 3 of 10: Empoli vs Sampdoria
Result: 2 – 4
- Empoli: Manuel Pasqual 11′ (P), Francesco Caputo 76′
- Sampdoria: Gaston Ramirez 41′, Fabio Quagliarella 69′, Gianluca Caprari 87′, 90+1′
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- Sampdoria returned twice to win a disorganized, dubious and hugely engaging 4-2 spine chiller away to Empoli, including Fabio Quagliarella’s seventh successive match on target.
- These opposite sides have discovered shape as of late and gave a lot of diversion, the Tuscans revived since Giuseppe Iachini supplanted Aurelio Andreazzoli and looking for their fourth back to back home triumph. Rade Krunic sat out a boycott with Ismael Bennacer harmed, so Miha Zajc was back in the beginning XI. Bartosz Bereszynski was still out of activity, so Marco Giampaolo kept confidence with Jacopo Sala at appropriate back.
- Samp’s last Serie A thrashing to Empoli was in January 2007, trailed by four successes and the same number of draws, home and away.
- Fabio Quagliarella had set another individual best by scoring in six back to back Serie A recreations. The last Italian to oversee seven was Antonio Di Natale for Udinese in May 2010.
- Quagliarella hit the back of the net inside five minutes, however his header was administered offside on a Nicola Murru cross.
- Rather, Murru was punished for his misinterpreted sliding tackle on Antonino La Gumina and Empoli were granted a penalty, which Manuel Pasqual changed over effectively.
- Dennis Praet moved over the six-yard box and Di Lorenzo did sufficiently only to stop Quagliarella tapping in at the back post.
- It was Gaston Ramirez who in the long run got the equalizer in amazing style, as he turned between a horde of protectors, disregarded difficulties and crushed a rising rocket into the close best corner from an implausible point.
- Lorenzo Tonelli rose to meet a corner and constrained an extraordinary spare off the line, at that point fell as he attempted to get on the bounce back and the ref granted a punishment. Nonetheless, in the wake of review it again on VAR, he understood Tonelli had essentially lost equalization without veritable contact from Di Lorenzo.
- Samp turned it around at any rate with that man Quagliarella, who again got his make a beeline for a Murru cross and this time it was not offside. This was the seventh back to back Serie A match on focus for Quagliarella, a run no Italian had accomplished since Antonio Di Natale for Udinese in 2010.
- VAR was called without hesitation once more when Francesco Caputo let go in with his left foot in the wake of running on to a Traore through ball. At first it was refused for offside, yet the lines demonstrated he was definitely level and the equalizer represented Empoli.
- It stayed wide open, as Traore’s daisy-shaper was fingertipped round the close post and after that Gianluca Caprari scored inside a moment of falling off the seat. Riccardo Saponara laid it off with a heel flick and the complete squirmed under a frustrated Provedel.
- The Empoli goalkeeper was left shaken and humiliated much more minutes after the fact, as Caprari crushed a cross-shot into the close best corner with Provedel got out of position.
- Empoli thought they had made it 4-3 in stoppages, yet La Gumina was offside when Audero parried the Tonelli exertion into his way.
Serie A – Match 4 of 10: Sassuolo vs Torino
Result: 1 – 1
- Sassuolo: Enrico Brignola 90+2′
- Torino: Andrea Belotti 54′
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- It was a sensational match at the Mapei Stadium, as Sassuolo balanced in stoppages and Torino had an even later champ denied.
- This was an astonishing straight on for European desire with just two isolating them going into the Mapei Stadium. Salvatore Sirigu was out of activity with a wounded back that additionally constrained him out of the Derby della Mole annihilation to Juventus, so Salvador Ichazo took the gloves, yet Iago Falque came back from damage. The Neroverdi missed Kevin-Prince Boateng, Jeremie Boga, Claud Adjapong, Alfred Duncan and suspended Filip Djuricic, so selected to give Alessandro Matri an uncommon begin.
- Sassuolo were falling off four successive stalemates, however hadn’t beaten Torino since April 2016, overseeing two draws and two annihilations.
- Simone Zaza had punishment requests waved away for a decided Marlon handle, while Federico Di Francesco’s header flew over the bar.
- It was wide open, as Andrea Consigli was cognizant to deny both Zaza and the Daniele Baselli development, at that point minutes after the fact Di Francesco flicked on a Berardi cross to streak the distance along the six-yard box.
- Ichazo required snappy responses to keep out the Berardi header from a Rogerio cross, yet the goalkeeper played out an astounding recovery after the restart to keep out a similarly amazing Alessandro Matri over-head kick.
- It was Torino who led the pack against the keep running of play, as Zaza’s volleyed help sent Andrea Belotti running and his calculated drive flew into the far base corner past Consigli.
- Sassuolo were granted a penalty minutes after the fact, however VAR affirmed Di Francesco was offside before he was brought somewhere near Ola Aina.
- The last stages were clamorous. Profound into stoppages, Enrico Brignola fell off the seat and saw his circling header skim into the far best corner on a Pol Lirola cross to send the home fans wild.
- Torino thought they had won it at the 94th moment with an Iago Falque tap-in, however VAR appeared after a long postpone that he was offside.
Serie A – Match 5 of 10: Genoa vs Atalanta
Result: 3 – 1
- Genoa: Rafael Toloi 45+6′ (OG), Darko Lazovic 67′, Krysztof Piatek 88′
- Atalanta: Duvan Zapata 55′ (P)
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- Genoa got their first triumph under Coach Cesare Prandelli and took advantage of nine-man Atalanta’s disciplinary issues.
- Domenico Criscito came back from suspension and Luca Mazzitelli was as yet side-lined for the hosts, who were all the while hurting from a disputable 3-2 annihilation to Roma, having twice been in front at the Stadio Olimpico. Atalanta were walking towards an European spot with a fine keep running of frame and for all intents and purposes a full squad to rely on after their triumph over Lazio on Monday. It was a charming fight between Capocannoniere Krzysztof Piatek and on shape Duvan Zapata.
- Genoa had lost every one of their last five Serie A gatherings with Atalanta, yielding 15 goals all the while, including three straight home annihilations. This is dependably an uncommon counterpart for Gian Piero Gasperini, who went through quite a long while at Genoa, while Cesare Prandelli began working in the Atalanta youth foundation.
- It was terrible news straight away for Atalanta, as Romero was reserved for stepping on Marten De Roon’s lower leg and he was not able proceed.
- Genoa neglected to capitalize on a promising Darko Lazovic pull-once more from the by-line, yet Atalanta were granted a penalty when Romero was made a decision to have bounced with arm moving towards the ball, so subsequent to review on VAR it was viewed as a punishment. In any case, Josip Ilicic ventured up and saw his spot-kick all around spared by Ionut Radu at the close post.
- Papu Gomez was permitted an uncommon header on Remo Freuler’s cross and it was directly at the upstanding from point-clear range, with Radu keeping any goal on the bounce back.
- Rather, Genoa led the pack profound into first half stoppages. First Etrit Berisha fingertipped a Krzysztof Piatek header out from under the bar, at that point on the subsequent corner another Piatek header took a monstrous diversion off Rafael Toloi.
- Atalanta were granted another punishment when Criscito stumbled Remo Freuler and this time Duvan Zapata assumed on the liability, however Radu practically spared that as well, as it squirmed under his body.
- Genoa reestablished their favorable position with a breaking complete from Darko Lazovic, who controlled the Romulo cross at the back stick, flicked it around confounded Hans Hateboer and rifled a savage left-foot half-volley into the far best corner.
- Daniel Bessa stung Berisha’s gloves and Jose Luis Palomino was appeared second yellow card for his foul on Piatek.
- Piatek ensured the triumph with a stoppage-time right-foot styler into the far best corner from simply inside the punishment region.
- Toloi finished his bad dream of a match with a red card for cutting down Bessa when clear on goal.
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