A for another derby played, Lazio-Roma this time. But just like in Milano and Genova, the show was only on the stands. Another boring 0-0. #Annoying
B for Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and Premier League, celebrating Bayern, PSG and Man City as their champions. Will Barcelona and Juve soon join them? #Normality
C for comeback, from 0-1 to 2-1 for Cagliari, which pushed the relegation zone away thanks to an important victory over Udinese. The Sardi put together a well-organized game, made of simple and clever actions. #GoodStuff
D for Diabaté and his third brace in a row. The Malian Benenvento player totalized another double, maintaining the highest success rate of any Serie A scorer – six goals in seven matches played. #Impressive
E for easy game for Genoa. The Grifoni won 1-0 against an ugly Crotone, thanks to a header by Daniel Bessa, and moved to 11 points from the relegation zone. #Genoa
F for future of Italy, Alex Meret vs Federico Chiesa, 41 years in two. Chiesa shot, and Meret saved! What a wonderful duel between two pure Italian talents. #FiorentinaSpal #Italy
G for Gigio Donnarumma! What a save on Milik in the 92nd minute! The Rossoneri goalkeeper chose a great way to celebrate his 100th Serie A cap! Incredible!
H for Hot Topic: Uefa Champions League! After Roma’s triumph over Barcelona, Italy landed one representative in the semifinals for the second year in a row. Too early to talk about a rebirth of the Italian football, but surely a good trend.
K for Kessié and Koulibaly a physical battle in Milan-Napoli between two of the most promising African talents in Serie A.
L for Loan Transfer Policy will soon change, as FIFA is discussing and criticizing the abuse of players on loan. #GoodOne!
M for Milik, the Polish striker missing the opportunity to keep the Partenopei at four points from Juventus. #Napoli
N for No Icardi, No Inter. When the Argentinian player doesn’t shine, the Nerazzurri always struggle to win, and the opportunity of reaching the third position is now seriously at risk. #UCL
O for Oddo, who was called to manage Udinese, and to improve the Friulani season. But after a good start, his team’s performance plummeted. Next match is against Napoli. Will Oddo save his position? #Udinese
P for painful to hear. While Del Piero admitted that Buffon’s remarks after Real Madrid-Juventus were “excessive,” many Italian big names supported Gigi’s outburst: Stefano Tacconi, Andrea Pirlo, Leonardo Bonucci, and Christian Vieri just to name a few #unfair
Q for quota to avoid the relegation is at 42 points. With 6 matches left, and 18 points available, Bologna (38), Genoa (38), Udinese (33), Cagliari (32), Sassuolo (31), Chievo (30), SPAL (28), Crotone (27) and Verona (25) are all still not sure of their permanence in the top Italian division.
R for relegation for Benevento is only one point away. Well, it was nice to see the Streghe for the first time in Serie A…
S for seven, a number that for Italian football could soon mean a historical and impressive record: Should they win the 2017-18 championships, Juventus will become the first Italian club to win seven titles in a row. #History
T for that hurts, terribly. Juventus’ match at Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid followed the script of a perfect movie, until its very ending when a penalty kick awarded in the 93rd minute saved Cristiano Ronaldo and his Blancos. #MiracleMissed
U for unstoppable Atalanta. The Bergamaschi got only one point against Inter, but they honestly deserved more. Gomez and his teammates showed at least 30 minutes of good football, but their attempts were frustrated by a great goalkeeper: Samir Handanovic. #Atalanta
V for vanished opportunity for Milan and Napoli, which kept their sheets clean, and both obtained a point that doesn’t serve any purpose. While the Rossoneri are likely to confirm their Europa League spot, the Partenopei are now six points behind Juventus. #Useless
W for what happened? Lazio winning 4-2 in the first leg, and then losing 4-1 the second by conceding three goals in six minutes? A shocking Lazio said goodbye to Europa League… #BlackOut
Y for Yellow Submarine, The Beatles and the ‘60s. While the entire world knows Liverpool mostly for John Lennon and his Fab Fours, Roma remembers the Brit city for the 29th European Champions Cup Final played in 1984 against the Reds. On that occasion, Liverpool won over the Giallorossi. Now, 34 years later, Roma can finally get their rematch! #GoodLuck!
Z for zoned out! With nine defeats in a row, Udinese have certainly lost their concentration. Watch out #Udinese, the relagation battle is still open!