With no dangerous crossings between the main Scudetto contenders, the 12th Round of Serie A will feature the Derby della Lanterna (Lighthouse Derby) between Genoa and Sampdoria as main course in the menu. Rossoblu and Bluecerchiati will face each other on Saturday night to set their rule over the Italian port city, starting with opposite moods and perspectives.
In a weekend that saw all the leading teams making full score quite easily – including Juventus, which captured a convincing 0-2 away win in the big match against Milan – the most interesting exploits came from Crotone and Spal. Both teams cashed two very important victories to move away from the danger zone.
Vincenzo Montella’s Milan is like those nice guys who don’t get any girl. You may play well, but if you miss the final touch and the efficiency to get things done, you won’t necessarily finish last…but surely far from the Champions League zone, the target set for the season by their brand new Chinese owners.
They both passed their mid-week test scoring four goals, and now Milan and Juventus will square off in San Siro Stadium tomorrow at 18.00 for the main event of Serie A Round 11. The Bianconeri, which are on pursuit of top ranking Napoli, will constitute a crossroads in the season of Rossoneri coach Vincenzo Montella, who has been struggling so far to keep his side on track.
It’s an exciting Serie A, we are happy to report at least that. After six years where competition was killed by Juventus’ domination – and often too early in the season – this time Bianconeri don’t seem invincible, despite forcing their way at the Dacia Arena of Udine yesterday.
The news of the day is that the Derby di Milano didn’t end with a 2-2 tie, like in the previous two occasions. But it went pretty close to that again, before Inter’s captain Mauro Icardi converted a late penalty for his third personal goal, and secured Nerazzurri‘s second place in the league, just two points behind Napoli.
After one week of international break, and having seen the Azzurri experiencing their usual share of woes, it’s time for Italian fans to enjoy some domestic football again. Round 8 of Serie A, starting today, offers a rich menu full of games that could already shape the destiny of the involved teams, with at least three big matches, and many more interesting fixtures.
A goal by Edin Dzeko and Alessandro Florenzi’s first scoring after one year propitiated Roma’s 2-0 victory in San Siro against Milan. Coach Eusebio Di Francesco’s squad captured their fifth win in six Serie A games this year, while for Vincenzo Montella’s Rossoneri this is the second loss in a row, and the third one in seven matches played so far.
Sampdoria beat Milan 2-0 in a midday match at Marassi Stadium in Genova, thanks to a goal by Duvan Zapata and a late doubling by Ricky Alvarez.
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A thundering performance by Azzurri’s forward Ciro Immobile – who scored three goals and served one assist – lead Lazio to an astounding 4-1 victory
The summer trial of European competitions preliminary rounds is over and, for the first time in many years, the Italian contingent didn’t lose any participant