It was the week of Fabio Quagliarella, the evergreen striker of Sampdoria demolishing Fiorentina and their horrific red jersey with three goals. But it was also the week of Simone Verdi, whose Great Refusal to Napoli earned him a captain bend with Bologna, and didn’t distract him at all. In our usual analysis of the latest Serie A Round from A to Z, we take a deeper look at Crotone’s sounding victory in Verona and celebrate Lazio’s magic moment, which continued last night as Simone Inzaghi’s band routed Udinese in a recovered match from Round 12.
A for away: No victory for Benevento this time.
B for Berardi! Congratulations bomber! We were waiting for your goal! #SassuoloTorino
C for Cristante, what a shot! But Reina answered his call!
D for Destro, De Maio, Dzemaili. Bologna-Benevento 3-0.
E for El Sharaawy‘s goal and an illusory lead for Roma. But Vecino found an equaliser in the end #InterRoma
F for finally Serie A is back! No more breaks in January, please!
G for Gattuso‘s reign, as his Milan is slowly getting there…See K.
H for Higuain & co. Cashing three more fundamental points.
I for Inter, down from the first position to the fourth. Something has changed!
J for jerseys: We want the classic ones, please! How can Fiorentina play in red???
K for Kessié, two goals for his Milan to surpass Atalanta and see Europe again!
L for Lazio, now at the third spot in the Serie A league table.
M for Mertens, finally back to score to give three heavy points to Napoli.
N for say No to Monday Night Football! #JuventusGenoa
O for offside or not offside…That is the problem, Mertens!
P for promise made by Verdi to remain with Bologna, refusing a transfer to Napoli.
Q for Quagliarella! Looks like he is still 20! Three goals this week, and 15 goals this season! #SampFiore
R for Romulo, the only fighter in a defeated Verona against a superb Crotone.
S for silent-checks, helping referees via VAR. Transparency, we are getting there.
T for Lazio’s Sporting Director Tare, who admitted that De Vrij’s buyout clause is applicable in Italy as well. #Lazio
U for Udinese: 18 points in the last 9 games. Not bad, Massimo Oddo!
V for Verona, and a new coach likely at the door…
W for wind, the main protagonist at the Sardegna Arena. #CagliariMilan
X for X-aggerated Lazio, hammering Chievo by any possible means!
Y for yesterday two cancelled matches were recovered, with Lazio beating Udinese 3-0, and Roma and Sampdoria tying 1-1.
Z for Zuculini earning his third red card of his season. #HellasCrotone
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