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.

Italian Serie A ’18-19 – Highlights: Atalanta Off To A Flying Start

Rank Name Won Draw Lost Points
1 Juventus 5 0 0 15
2 Napoli 4 0 1 12
3 Fiorentina 3 1 1 10
4 Sassuolo 3 1 1 10
5 Lazio 3 0 2 9
6 SPAL 3 0 2 9
7 Udinese 2 2 1 8
8 Sampdoria 2 1 2 7
9 Inter Milan 2 1 2 7
10 Parma 2 1 2 7

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Serie A 2018-19 – Full Schedule

Serie A – Match 5 of 10: Torino vs Napoli

Result: 1 – 3

Goal Scorers:

  • Torino: Andre Belotti 51′ (P)
  • Napoli: Lorenzo Insigne 4′, 59′, Simone Verdi 20′

Match Statistics:

Torino Team Stats Napoli
10 Shots 16
2 Shots On Target 6
48% Possession 52%
436 Passes 477
 84% Pass Accuracy 84%
18 Fouls 16
2 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
2 Offsides 2
4 Corners 6


Serie A

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

Goal Scorers:

  • Bologna: Federico Mattiello 36′, Federico Santander 59′

Match Statistics:

Bologna Team Stats Roma
11 Shots 26
2 Shots On Target 8
27% Possession 73%
225 Passes 562
67% Pass Accuracy 87%
7 Fouls 13
2 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
3 Offsides 0
1 Corners 10


Serie A

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

Goal Scorers:

  • Lazio: Felipe Caicedo 7′, Ciro Immobile 23′, 89′, Sergerj Milinkovic-Savic 53′
  • Genoa: Kryzysztof Piatek 46′

Match Statistics:

Lazio Team Stats Genoa
20 Shots 11
7 Shots On Target 4
57% Possession 43%
492 Passes 384
 87% Pass Accuracy 83%
10 Fouls 7
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
0 Offsides 2
5 Corners 3


Serie A

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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