Italian Serie A ’18-19 – Highlights: Cristiano Ronaldo Puts Valencia Nightmare Behind Him
These are the last six matches of Serie A, Match Day 5 of 38. The highlights are appended below the points table.
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Serie A – Match 5 of 10: Torino vs Napoli
Result: 1 – 3
- Torino: Andre Belotti 51′ (P)
- Napoli: Lorenzo Insigne 4′, 59′, Simone Verdi 20′
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- Lorenzo Insigne sacked a help around Simone Verdi’s first Napoli goal in a coordinating 3-1 triumph away to Torino.
- Carlo Ancelotti endeavored to give the side more noteworthy imaginativeness after a 0-0 draw at Red Star Belgrade, dismissing Maurizio Sarri’s 4-3-3 for a 4-4-2 game plan with Simone Verdi and Jose Callejon out wide, moving Lorenzo Insigne to a more central activity with Dries Mertens.
Bilkul .. plus an away win at Napoli should all but seal our qualification into the next round in the Ucl as well. Just had a brilliantl week and need another such week come next Saturday.
— Karan (@kannuJK) September 23, 2018
- This was the essential Serie A start for 22-year-old left-back Sebastiano Luperto. Toro missed Iago Falque, Cristian Ansaldi and Lorenzo De Silvestri, and started with Simone Zaza and Andrea Belotti together out of nowhere.
- Torino by and by have not beaten Napoli since March 2015, regulating just a single point from their last seven matches.
- The Granata talented the opener to Insigne with some humorous defending, as Emiliano Moretti cleared the ball on to accomplice Nicolas N’Koulou and the Napoli forward thankfully bounced on the ricochet from 10 yards.
Lazio losing vs Napoli and Juve, then wins three in a row vs Frosinone, Empoli and Genoa. They know what they need to improve. I’d rather take such a league start than dropping 2-0 vs Napoli, a win vs Roma, and two draws vs mid table sides. You never know what Milan you get…
— Payetista 🇧🇦⚜️ (@BosnianGenius) September 23, 2018
- It ought to have been 2-0 minutes after, with Mertens moving across over for Verdi, anyway Armando Izzo made a complete sliding square to keep the tap-in.
- Izzo, who is from Naples, made another basic obstruction and poked the Mertens help a long way from Insigne arranged to score at the back post.
- Salvatore Sirigu parried a Kalidou Koulibaly header, again from Luperto’s cross, anyway Napoli got their second over the long haul with an inside and out collaboration.
- Verdi started it from midfield, spread it to the other side for Mertens and scored on the half-volley from 12 yards.
- It was so warm in this twelve match toward the complete of September that there was a cooling break part of the way through the essential half.
Maradona was playing in an era were the pitches were horrible, where a red card today wasn’t even a yellow back then, but he managed to win the Italian league with Napoli and the World Cup with Argentina pretty much on his own, those were the LAST major trophies for both teams ..
— MisterGettingItDone (@Foot_Ball001) September 23, 2018
- Daniele Baselli bent a free kick over the bar and Alex Berenguer caused several issues, yet on the stroke of half-time Zaza hassled defenders into a mix up only for Tomas Rincon to affect over.
- The Granata got again into the match straight after the restart, as Luperto continued running into Berenguer in the punishment district and Andrea Belotti sent David Ospina the wrong course from the spot.
Lorenzo Insigne bagged a brace to inspire Napoli to a 3-1 win over Torino and join Juventus at the top of Serie A on Sunday, as Roma plunged further into crisis with a 2-0 loss at Bologna https://t.co/zGultL0qAo
— Lagmen Net (@lagmen) September 23, 2018
- Regardless, Jose Callejon saw his computed drive weave off inside the far post and into the method for Insigne to restore the two-target cushion. It was a commendable counter after Izzo lost ownership.
- It was warm, so Napoli focused on controlling their lead and Toro had all the earmarks of being agitated.
Serie A – Match 6 of 10: Bologna vs Roma
Result: 2 – 0
- Bologna: Federico Mattiello 36′, Federico Santander 59′
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- Bologna had not scored a solitary goal in the initial 4 rounds, yet humiliated a horrendous Roma 2-0 at the Dall’Ara.
- The Giallorossi required a lift after some poor outcomes, including the midweek 3-0 pounding by Real Madrid in the Champions League. Diego Perotti came back from damage and Justin Kluivert had his first beginning.
- Pippo Inzaghi was at that point under strain after one point from four rounds and not a solitary goal, but rather the Stadio Dall’Ara fans cheered for them.
Quite pleased to see Bologna win today. Increasing odds that we’ll still see the Inzaghi Derby…
…plus I’m going to #Bologna in April and don’t want them already relegated!
— Kev Pogorzelski (@RabbitRabbitOn) September 23, 2018
- Erick Pulgar started his 3-match ban for vicious conduct, red carded in the annihilation to Genoa a week ago, with Rodrigo Palacio, Filip Helander and Godfred Donsah injured, so began 22-year-old Roma youth sensation Arturo Calabresi.
- The last time Bologna beat Roma was a 3-2 Olimpico spine chiller in September 2012, trailed by four draws and five misfortunes. The latest home triumph was 3-1 in September 2004.
- Lukasz Skorupski traveled to fingertip a Federico Fazio header out from under the bar, at that point must be on his toes to manage Kluivert’s half-volley from a tight edge on Daniele De Rossi’s cross-field pass.
Roma spoilt my bet hours ago,and for the first time in my life I want Barcelona to lose or draw. We all dont deserve inner peace😂
— J.P (@gaa_jp) September 23, 2018
- Bologna had an extraordinary possibility on 18 minutes, as Federico Mattiello thumped a Sebastien De Maio cross again from the by-line, however Diego Falcinelli extraordinarily hit a natural air shot from four yards.
- Skorupski again denied Kluivert at the close post from a long De Rossi ball, however it was Bologna who were in the lead. Robin Olsen just fluttered at a De Maio cross, so Mattiello cut inside and twisted a left-foot complete into the far base corner. That was Bologna’s first goal of the season.
@acmilan there is a saying that goes by “we win some we lose some” but the scenario doesn’t apply to the rosenneri’s situation. We ain’t winning and we ain’t losing, we are just playing to draw. I really think we can do it, we just have to find the spark we used to beat ROMA
— chinaaza_i (@chinaza_igbokwe) September 23, 2018
- Alessandro Florenzi bored over the crossbar after a poor leeway and Skorupski spared two Fazio headers with hardly a pause in between.
- Roma should have evened out on the stroke of half-time when Skorupsky fluttered at a cross, however Lorenzo Pellegrini impacted over an open goal.
- Bryan Cristante was lucky not to be sent off when he packaged Mattias Svanberg over and the official put his hand to his pocket, however the recalled that he was at that point booked and reconsidered it. Definitely, Di Francesco evacuated the ex-Atalanta midfielder straight away.
“If you have 72% possession against Bologna, you know the problem isn’t your philosophy, but it means you’re coming up short in one-on-ones and failing to outnumber the opposing team. When you lose out in every challenge, “
— As Roma World (@AsRomaWorlds) September 23, 2018
- Roma poured forward, however left enormous holes at the back and were gotten on the counter with one defender inside their own half. Falcinelli moved crosswise over for Federico Santander, giving him a reasonable run on goal and Olsen did not get enough on the intense wrap up.
- Alessandro Florenzi’s styler tried Skorupski, however Bologna should have had a third when Orji Okwonkwo sprung the hattrick, just to streak his calculated drive inches wide.
- Edin Dzeko missed a sitter, diverting over from two or three yards with his thigh after a thump down.
Serie A – Match 7 of 10: Lazio vs Genoa
Result: 4 – 1
- Lazio: Felipe Caicedo 7′, Ciro Immobile 23′, 89′, Sergerj Milinkovic-Savic 53′
- Genoa: Kryzysztof Piatek 46′
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- Ciro Immobile stowed a support as Lazio finished their goal dry spell with an agreeable triumph over Genoa.
- The Aquile had won three out of a line between Serie A and the Europa League, every one of them by a one-goal edge.
- Simone Inzaghi rolled out improvements, giving Felipe Caicedo an uncommon begin to rest Luis Alberto, while Stefan Radu, Luiz Felipe and Jordan Lukaku were harmed. Genoa missed Lisandro Lopez, Gianluca Lapadula and Andrea Favilli.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (23) had started the season quiet. 🤫
Not anymore! The Serbian 🇷🇸 midfield general willed Lazio to a 4-1 win over Genoa. 🙌
— Football Wonderkidz (@thefootyfuture) September 23, 2018
- It enjoyed only 7 minutes to reprieve through, as Sergej Milinkovic-Savic gestured a Wallace cross once more into the six-yard box and Caicedo arrived with a jumping header.
- Romulo and Marco Parolo bored simply wide, however Caicedo was vital again when winning back ball possesion in midfield, as Immobile sprung the offside trap to put a snooker shot past on-surging Federico Marchetti.
- Genoa Coach Davide Ballardini was obviously disappointed, as after only 27 minutes he dragged away focus back Nicolas Spolli and presented striker Christian Kouame, moving to four at the back.
That shouldn’t matter. Teams like Lazio can close out these games and they have a worse squad then us. Our mentality sucks, we go one goal up and we think it’s good enough to win the game.
— Giova (@Romagnesta) September 23, 2018
- Iuri Medeiros had an incredible scoring opportunity, as he spilled past two tackles and his strike was diverted only wide off Francesco Acerbi.
- Straight after the restart, Krzysztof Piatek merged his status as Serie A Capocannoniere and got Genoa once again into the match.
- Kouame’s assist appeared to be blocked by Acerbi, however he just goaded it into the way of Krzsyztof Piatek to impact under the bar. It was his 5th goal in the opening 4 Serie A appearances, something not accomplished since Andriy Shevchenko at Milan in 1999.
— Jonas Noro (@JonasNoro) September 23, 2018
- Genoa were exceptionally forceful looking for an equalizer, however rather Senad Lulic’s cross discovered Sergej Milinkovic-Savic for a circling header from 12 yards.
- Both Milinkovic-Savic and Immobile skimmed the woodwork, while Marco Parolo shaved a layer of paint off the upright and Genoa gave Sandro his presentation.
- Joaquin Correa terribly squandered a counter-assault that would have made it 4-1, expanding into Row Z after Immobile liberally moved it over.
- Correa missed another, terminating directly at Marchetti, however Immobile was on the finish of the bounce back.
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