The march to the end of the season continues in Italy and as expected, leaders Juventus secured yet another win to keep them at the top of the table. In this week’s edition of Serie A review, we take a look at the implications of Juve’s win and so much more.
The Old Lady, as expected got a 2-0 win over Atalanta at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia. Goals from Andrea Bazzagli and Sami Khedira were enough to see them through and keep them on top of the table.
AS Roma also continued their fine form under Luciano Spalleti as they were 4-1 winners over Fiorentina on Saturday. Goals from Stephan El-Sharaawy, Daniel Perrotti and a brace from Mohammed Salah were all they needed to continue on the ascendency.
Verona’s future in Serie A is all but confirmed, after they lost again – this time 3-0 at home to Sampdoria, while Napoli kept up the chase of Juventus with a 3-1 win over Chievo.
AC Milan’s seeming resurgence suffered a huge blow as they were beaten 2-0 at Sassuolo in a game that saw the home side reduced to 10 men. Frosinone compounded Udinese’s woes with a 2-0 win, while Carpi, like Verona, look all but certain to return to Serie B as they could only play out a 0-0 draw at Bologna.
In Turin, Torino were held to a 1-1 draw by SS Lazio, while Inter Milan defeated Palermo on Sunday evening at the San Siro.
As it stands on the table after 28 rounds of matches, Juventus remain top with 64 points, while Napoli are second with only three points away. Roma are now third and occupy the final Champions League spot.
Fiorentina, Inter, AC Milan and Sassuolo occupy the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh positions respectively on the log. Lazio, Bologna and Chievo then make up the top half of the table.
At the foot of the table, Verona have all but confirmed their return to Serie B, as they lie rock-bottom with 18 points. Carpi and Frosinone occupy the other relegations positions with 22 and 26 points respectively.
Palermo are outside the relegation bracket at the moment, but they are only one point better than Frosinone. Meanwhile, Udinese, Atalanta, Genoa and Sampdoria are the other teams in danger of being relegated as only five points separates them from the relegation zone.