Italian Serie A ’18-19 – Highlights: Quagliarella Overtakes Ronaldo As The Highest Goal Scorer
These are the first 3 matches of of Serie A, Match Day 21 of 38. The highlights are appended below the points table.
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Serie A – Match 1 of 10: Sassuolo vs Cagliari
Result: 3 – 0
- Sassuolo: Manuel Locatelli 9′, Khouma Babacar 45+4′ (P), Alessandro Matri 87′
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- Sassuolo smashed Cagliari 3-0 and anchored their first Serie A home triumph since September 21, finishing a run of five draws here and two annihilations.
#SassuoloCagliari Sassuolo no longer have Boateng so that leaves the #9 role up for grabs. Babacar is probably not trusted and Matri is no longer a Serie A standard striker. I would love Scamacca to have an instant breakthrough but it is probably wishful thinking.
— Vito Doria (@VitoCDoria) January 26, 2019
Serie A – Match 2 of 10: Sampdoria vs Udinese
Result: 4 – 0
- Sampdoria: Fabio Quagliarella 33′ (P), 56′ (P), Karol LInetty 68′, Manolo Gabbiadini 78′
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- Fabio Quagliarella equalled the unequaled record by scoring in 11 back to back Serie A matches, at that point gave a help to Manolo Gabbiadini in a 4-0 decimation of Udinese.
- The Blucerchiati had Gaston Ramirez suspended, with Gianluca Caprari, Jacopo Sala and Paulo Barreto harmed, so Riccardo Saponara got an uncommon beginning. It was about Quagliarella, however, as he was expecting to coordinate Gabriel Batistuta’s untouched record of scoring in 11 back to back Serie A recreations, only days before his 36th birthday celebration. With respect to Udinese, they missed Lukasz Teodorczyk, Emmanuel Badu, Antonin Barak and Samir.
#Udinese have placed the team into a training retreat after the 4-0 humiliation by #Sampdoria . “We’ve also annulled the two days off.” https://t.co/9Ztk3TAtod #SampUdinese #SerieA pic.twitter.com/JRJILOVlB3
— footballitalia (@footballitalia) January 26, 2019
- Seko Fofana hit a daisy-shaper inches wide, however when Gregoire Defrel snuck up behind Valon Behrami inside the container, he was stumbled for a punishment. There was just consistently going to be one man taking it and Quagliarella coolly dispatched the spot-kick to impact the world forever. He had equalled Batistuta’s record of finding the net in 11 back to back Serie A recreations, set in 1994 for Fiorentina.
- He could have had another minutes after the fact, the calculated drive drawing an extreme spare out of Juan Musso, at that point the goalkeeper got down for a one-gave repel of Bartosz Bereszynski’s cross-shot at the close post.
— Ciardozzi (@Ciardozzi) January 26, 2019
- Udinese lost Behrami to damage before half-time, in spite of the fact that he didn’t appear to be content with the choice to roll out the improvement so near the break.
- Omar Colley should’ve multiplied Samp’s lead in stoppages, however diverted a free header over from a corner.
- Sampdoria got another punishment when Nicola Murru’s shot was run after by a thrashing Opoku arm. Quagliarella normally went up against the spot-kick obligations again and this time crushed it into the top of the net. It was his fourteenth objective in the last 11 Serie A matches.
And with the double today, @FQuagliarella27 of @sampdoria wrote once again his name in the history of #SerieATIM! He scored in 11 consecutive league matches, equalling the record set in 1994 by Gabriel Omar Batistuta! ? pic.twitter.com/9oqwMkhWYN
— SerieA_EN (@SeriaA_Eng) January 26, 2019
- Quagliarella was engaged with the development for the third, an exquisite one-contact routine with Saponara threading through for Karol Linetty to flame in at the close post.
- Manolo Gabbiadini fell off the seat and scored with his first touch, as Saponara spread the play down the left for Quagliarella, who whipped in a cross that the ex-Southampton striker just needed to tap in.
Serie A – Match 3 of 10: Milan vs Napoli
Result: 0 – 0
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- Gianluigi Donnarumma and David Ospina made a few significant recoveries, however Milan and Napoli were not able get a goal on Krzysztof Piatek’s debut , with Fabian Ruiz brutally sent off.
- Carlo Ancelotti astonished by propelling another all-assault arrangement with Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne, Arkadiusz Milik and Jose Callejon together. Insigne and Kalidou Koulibaly came back from a two-coordinate boycott, while Marek Hamsik was not completely fit. Krzysztof Piatek was on the seat only days after his exchange from Genoa, with Gonzalo Higuain going to Chelsea, with Cristian Zapata, Pepe Reina, Jack Bonaventura, Lucas Biglia and Mattia Caldara harmed.
Milan another match of their lives against us, an idiot as a referee, no penalty given, always a red at the end out of the blue, tomorrow Juve’s gonna win. Typical Serie A. #MilanNapoli
— Ginger Spice (@sarriftw) January 26, 2019
- These two groups will meet again on Tuesday in the Coppa Italia quarter-last.
- Having these stars together brought back some old moves, as Insigne glided a ball to the back post for Callejon’s volley, driving Gianluigi Donnarumma into an intense one-gave spare at the base of the upstanding.
- At the opposite end, Lucas Paquetá pleased the group with a back-heel flick, at that point joined with Hakan Calhanoglu to send Cutrone through, hitting the side-netting. Alessio Romagnoli had the ball in the net from a corner, however play was at that point ceased for Cutrone’s push on Mario Rui.
- Insigne twisted one of his conventional endeavors only wide of the far post and when the offside device fizzled, Alessio Romagnoli made a conclusive keep going trench capture attempt on Koulibaly. Callejon and Paquetá terminated wide from promising positions.
Great game coming up – 2nd place Napoli travel to San Siro and 4th place Milan for the biggest match in Serie A. Napoli is the away favorite. Can Gigio Donnarumma keep Milan in the game against Napoli’s menacing attack? https://t.co/qyBnb70iFQ #PlayersComeFirst #sportsbook #poker pic.twitter.com/DB4rPBHdoJ
— Play PCF (@PcfPlay) January 26, 2019
- The beat ventured up after the break, with Kevin Malcuit’s definitive avoidance to turn a Franck Kessie endeavor over from six yards on a fortunate ricochet, at that point Paquetá let go directly at Ospina, yet Napoli countered and a wayward Callejon cross cut the crossbar.
- Milik’s divert and shot from a Piotr Zielinski cross was amazing, yet excessively near Donnarumma, and Fabian Ruiz skimmed the woodwork from the edge of the case before a savage Zielinski volley stung the goalkeeper’s gloves.
- Piatek made his Rossoneri make a big appearance, supplanting Cutrone, and very quickly scored when he controlled a through ball and constrained Ospina to come flying out, colliding with partner Koulibaly for the square. On the subsequent corner, Ospina played out a frantic save money on Mateo Musacchio’s volley from point-clear range.
A succesful change of coach in the summer and Milan are 2-3 years away from challenging for the Serie A title, such an interesting and great core of young players.
— Marcus (@MarcusBr22) January 26, 2019
- Zielinski bored simply past the post and Napoli squandered an immense open door on the counter with four against two, Zielinski terminating directly at Donnarumma.
- Fabian Ruiz got a second yellow card in stoppages for handball, however replays demonstrate the ball hit him in the chest. Ancelotti quickly pursued for dispute.
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