In this week’s wrap of the Serie A, we go through all the matches as the league hits home stretch and the teams gradually finding their level on the table.
Starting from the relegation dog-fight, it was a battle between two relegation-threatened sides as Carpi visited all but relegated Verona. It was a fiery encounter as expected, with Ante Rabic being shown the red card for the hosts. They went on to lose 2-1 to the fellow relegation strugglers.
Elsewhere, another relegation-threatened side, Frosinone could only manage a 0-0 draw at home with Fiorentina, while Palermo recorded the same scoreline at Empoli.
Udinese played out a 1-1 draw at Sassuolo, while Sampdoria failed to take advantage as they were beaten 1-0 at home by Chievo. Atalanta defeated Bologna 2-0 at home in a game that saw the visitors reduced to nine men.
In other games, AC Milan and Lazio played out a 1-1 draw at the San Siro, Napoli beat Genoa 3-1 to keep up the chase with Juventus for the title. AS Roma and Inter were involved in a stalemate, as it ended 1-1 at the Stadio Olimpico.
Leaders Juventus beat Torino 4-1 away in the Turin derby to maintain their lead in a game that saw goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon overtake Sebastiano Rossi’s previous record of not conceding in 929 Serie A minutes for AC Milan, set in the 1993-94 season. The Old Lady now has 70 points from 30 games, while Napoli remain second with 67 from the same number of games.
AS Roma stay third despite the draw with Inter, and occupy the final Champions League spot while their closes contenders, Fiorentina, are five points adrift with 55.
Inter and AC Milan are fifth and sixth respectively, while Sassuolo and Lazio are seventh and eighth respectively. Chievo and Bologna make up the top half of the table.
Palermo, Frosinone and Verona occupy the relegation slots, while Carpi, Udinese, Sampdoria, Atalanta, and Torino could still be relegated.