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.
This Lazio can only win. Coach Simone Inzaghi made his boys push until the very last minute to make full score in their 4th Europa League group stage match against Nice, and snatched three points at the last assault.
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.
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.
Catch your breath tonight, for the first confrontation between the top 2 team in Serie A 2017-18. Napoli and Inter will face each other at San Paolo Stadium, with the Partenopei trying to place a wider gap among themselves and the pursuing pack. Conversely, if Nerazzurri were to win, they would reach Napoli at the top spot of the league table.
Goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha led Lazio to a stunning 1-2 away victory against Juventus, as he saved a contested penalty by Paulo Dybala 96 minutes into the inaugural game of Serie A 8th Round. The Albanian was a mixed blessing today, alternating saves and mistakes which climaxed in the decisive deflection of Serie A former top scorer’s penalty kick.
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.
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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