Roma’s disappointing run in 2020 continued as they suffered their fifth defeat in seven games. Bologna, on the other hand, recorded their third straight league win, thanks to Riccardo Orsolini, and new signing Musa Barrow. The Serie A weekend will climax on Sunday night as Inter and Milan square off in the Derby di Milano.
The Derby di Milano between Inter and Milan is always a match that is massive in the football world. As a result of this season so far, both clubs are desperate to win. This may seem obvious, but it’s true. Here influential calcio blogger Joseph Porco from Calcio Fan Blogs previews for us the much-awaited Derby della Madonnina.
The January transfer market window is officially closed and the Serie A has seen its usual loan deals going through. It’s been a pretty interesting month for the Italian clubs so let’s take a deeper look into the business every side has undergone in this massive recap post of the Calciomercato session. We will also be rating each club’s campaign.
It took Romelu Lukaku’s fifth brace in Serie A to put Inter back on track after three draws in a row and keep them on Juventus’ back. The Nerazzurri won 2-0 against Udinese among much difficulty as the Bianconeri managed to keep Antonio Conte’s side at bay for more than one hour with their physical superiority.
Here’s our usual preview of this weekend’s match-ups, starting from Brescia traveling to Bologna in search of their first win there since 2005 and concluding with Sampdoria hosting Napoli on Monday night hoping to replicate last season’s 3-0 win. Inter will hope to make good use of their new signings as they pay a visit to Udinese with an eye to next week’s Derby with Milan.
The Serie A weekend just behind us brought some unexpected development of things, especially as all the teams from the top failed to make a significant impact. It looks like things are heating up in Italy. Here are the Top 5 topics for discussion we inherited from the last round, from Napoli taking down the champions to Inter failing to win for the third time in a row.
The last Serie A matches of January will end on a high as Roma host Lazio in the capital’s big derby and Napoli welcome Juventus to the Italian South. Lazio come into the derby with an astonishing 11-game winning streak. Roma, on the other hand, suffered damaging setbacks with consecutive home defeats to Torino and Juventus.
Inter are currently sitting second in the Serie A table – 4 points off leaders Juventus – but are starting to lose tempo. The Nerazzurri need some good back-ups for their starters and have been looking mostly at the Premier League to fill in their gaps. Players set to join Antonio Conte’s side include Olivier Giroud and Victor Moses, while Ashley Young already landed in Milano.
The title race in the Serie A is still going strong, but Juventus caught some separation after Lecce stunned the Nerazzurri holding them onto a draw, with Lazio threatening just behind and Napoli’s downfall continuing despite Gennaro Gattuso’s appointment. SPAL were the surprise of the day as they came from behind to shock Atalanta.
After a midweek of Coppa Italia football, Serie A returns as the second half of the season officially gets underway! There is no team in Italian football that wouldn’t swap places with Lazio right now, as the Biancocelesti have recorded 10 straight league wins, and their talisman Ciro Immobile is the campionato top scorer with 20 goals.
Romania has a long history of extremely talented and stubborn or temperamental football playmakers. One name that easily comes to mind, not without a touch of regret or frustration, is Adrian Mutu. The “Fenomeno,” as he was called in Florence, spent a good part of his career in Serie A, including a five-year stint at Fiorentina where he expressed himself at his best.
Inter genuinely got a break on Saturday night against an awesome Atalanta side. The Nerazzurri snatched one point only and, now sitting at 46 in the table, risk being overtaken by Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus for the ephemeral title of Winter Champions. Atalanta came close to grab the three points and were only stopped by Samir Handanovic, who saved a late penalty.