Serie A Round 29 from A to Z

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for Albiol, whose header reduced Napoli’s distance from Juventus to two points. The fight for the Serie A Scudetto is still on! #Napoli #Juventus

B for back to winning after two defeats: Cagliari moves to a safer place in the league. The Sardi are now 5 points away from relegation.  #Cagliari

C for Chiellini, who will skip the upcoming National Team friendly matches due to an injury suffered last Saturday during SPAL-Juventus #Italy

D for Dovizioso & Ducati! MotoGP just restarted, and the Italian motorcycle racer got the victory and the first 25 points! #MotoGP

E for elevation, did you see Ivan Perisic’s goal? A wonderful header from the middle of the box! Great finalization!

F for fabulous week, with 29 goals scored, and some crazy play! Check our selection of the Top 3 goals of the week here.

G for Genoa, the fifth best defense of the league, but still unable to stop a not-so-brilliant Napoli. #NapoliGenoa
Lorenzo Insigne and match-winner Raul Albiol rejoice after the latter has scored the decisive 1-0 goal that brought Napoli back to -2 from Juventus (Photo: Getty Images)

H for honesty by Walter Mazzarri: “If some Torino players don’t want to stay here, I can easily let them sit on the stands,” he said. #TorinoFiorentina

I for illusion, as Benevento found the first goal with Brignola, but were not able to keep it up and bring 3 deserved points points. Pavoletti and Barella saved Cagliari. #BeneventoCagliari

J for jape, a practical, simple joke played by SPAL’s coach Semplici on Juventus’ Allegri: provocate the  Bianconeri with #catenaccio #SPALJuventus

K for Kessié: “I knew he would miss the penalty. He was looking at the ball,” Gattuso said, underlining the great match played by Ivorian player. #Milan

L for Lucas Leiva, “a stellar player, and I didn’t know he was so good,” coach Inzaghi said commenting his Brazilian midfielder’s performance in Lazio-Bologna.

M for Mazzarri: When he joined Torino, the Granata started to run again. But on Sunday, the scored their fourth in a row. Perhaps something needs to be fixed? #Torino

N for Nazionale. The Azzurri come back to play next week. There’s not much else to say, as the Russia 2018 disaster still hurts… #Italy
Luigi Di Biagio, the former coach of Italy Under 21, has been chosen to temporarily lead the Azzurri  for the next two friendly games against Argentina and England (Photo: Getty Images)

O for Ogbonna, called by Azzurri’s coach Di Biaggio to substitute injured Chiellini. The Nigerian-Italian has already collected 30 caps with West Ham this season, scoring 3 goals – 1 in Premier and 2 in EFL Cup. #Italy

P for pause and break. Serie A will be back on March 31, with Juventus-Milan. Next week domestic football leaves room to National teams, and Italy with face Argentina and England in two friendly games. But it still hurts so bad…Ventura and Tavecchio, where are you guys? #Russia2018

Q for qualification to Champions League, with Roma and Inter fully back on track, and Milan still hoping to catch the train. After raiding Verona, Atalanta joined the group of Europa League pretenders.

R for regrets, as Mohammed Salah keeps shining in Premier League at Liverpool, while Roma look at him with nostalgia. The Egyptian player was sold for 42 million euro, but now he is valued around 80 million, and could even be sold for around 140 million of Euros. Crazy Money!

S for SPAL. Four weeks ago, they re-opened the relegation fight by winning against Crotone. Last Saturday, by holding Juventus onto a 0-0 draw, they also re-opened the fight for the leadership, serving a wonderful chance to Napoli. #SPALJuventus


The SPAL squad celebrate after holding Juventus onto a nil-nil draw, and capturing a key point in the battle for relegation (Photo: Alberto Lingria / Reuters)

T for three goals, those scored by Ilicic to enable Atalanta to finally win in Verona, and abruptly stop Hellas’ run towards safety.

U for umbrella needed? While the weather forecast reported a “storm alert,” not a single drop of rain was seen during #NapoliGenoa.

V for Veretout and Théréau, two goals for Astori. How weird was it, to watch Fiorentina without their captain… #Astori13

W for “We played like Napoli,” Mauro Icardi said after his beautiful poker to Sampdoria. The Argentinian player had not been scoring since January 5. But on Sunday, not only he scored his 100th goal in Serie A, he also moved past it and climbed to up to 103, in 180 matches. Not bad! #SampdoriaInter

X for Xtra times, as Fiorentina and Cagliari found their three points thanks to two penalty kicks, both given for a hand foul, and after referees consulted the VAR.

Y for “Yeah, now it is really difficult.” Mathematics still don’t condemn Benevento, but 15 points needed to get out of the relegation quagmire are likely to be too many. #Benevento

Z for Zenga, who admitted: “Allison gives me emotions, and when a goalkeeper gives you emotions, it means that he is a great one.” The Brazilian is indeed demonstrating week after week to be one of the best goalies in Serie A #CrotoneRoma