Serie A Round 16 from A to Z

A for Arbitro (referee), again the main protagonist of the Italian Serie A. See G and P.

B for Buffon, who missed a quite boring Derby d’Italia.

C for Champions League: Roma was seeded with Shakhtar Donetsk in the Round of 16, Juventus found Tottenham. Watch out Italians!

D for Disappointment, as the Derby d’Italia was far from being exciting.

E for Enthusiasm in Ferrara. From 0-2 to 2-2 against Hellas Verona. One good point for SPAL!

F for Cagliari’s striker Farias, who scored the easiest goal ever. See letter V.

G for referee Giacomelli, who has given three red cards so far with the help of the VAR: Bonucci, De Rossi, Immobile, all from the Nazionale!

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Referee Piero Giacomelli sends off Lazio’s Ciro Immobile (Photo: Lapresse / Alfredo Falcone)


H for Happening or occurrence to lose, a too-much-common trend for Benevento.

I for Iago Falque and that hand in the box…

J for Javier Zanetti who went against Pavel Nedved: ‘Paul Dybala is a Champion!’, he said. We agree!

K for Udinese’s Kevin Lasagna, three goals scored in his last three official games. Good pace!

M for Mino Raiola who wants to cancel Gianluigi Donnarumma’s contract.

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Mino Raiola is back! And the soap opera of Gianluigi Donnarumma’s contract renewal might still not be over… (Photo: Lapresse / Fabio Ferrari)

N for a nil–nil score in Juventus–Inter, Chievo–Roma, and Napoli–Fiorentina. It had been more than fifty years since the last time when the first four teams in the standing  drew without scoring.

P for Pioli, the coach of Fiorentina, and the important point he captured at the San Paolo Stadium.

Q for Quagliarella, two goals and an amazing performance for his side Sampdoria. How old are you again?

R for Ringhio Gattuso, and his first win as Milan coach. Finally!

S for goalkeeper Sorrentino, the Man of the Match in Chievo–Roma. Was that the save of the year?

T for Torino, which finally got back to win. But did we already mention referee Giacomelli?

U for Unbeaten: Inter have still to lose a single league game, just like Barcelona in Spain and Manchester City in England. Is this just luck?

V for Viviano, and the goalkeeper blunder of the year. Seriously?

W for Walter Zenga! Spiderman is back on a bench, and someone wonders, is Crotone aiming for an harakiri? Sassuolo-Crotone 2-1

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“Spiderman” Walter Zenga debuted as Crotone’s coach with a loss…To be honest, Inter’s legendary former goalkeeper has never performed amazingly when sitting on a bench… (Photo: ANSA)

X for X-Rays, those needed by referee Giacomelli to see a penalty in Lazio – Torino. Where was the VAR this time? What a Disaster!

Y for Your Grace Francesco Totti, always following his Roma.

Z for Zero, like the Italians lined up by Napoli in their last match.

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Feature Photo: Lapresse

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