Serie A Round 15 From A to Z

26 letters for 26 themes. The latest Serie A round offered much food for tought. From Inter overtaking Napoli at the top of the standing, to Benevento conquering their first point thanks to a goal by their goalie Alberto Brignoli. From Gonzalo Higuain deciding the partitissima in favor of Juventus, to Giuseppe Rossi signing a deal with Genoa and hopefully stepping foot again on a pitch soon. So let the alphabet guide us through a review of the most recent weekend of calcio:

A for Abisso, the referee of Roma-SPAL, which literally translates as abyss: A catastrophic situation seen as likely to occur (Oxford dictionary).

B for Benevento’s goalkeeper Brignoli, the man of the week. What a goal he scored!

Benevento’s goalie Alberto Brignoli, the unexpected hero for a day

C for cucchiaio (the Italian for a Panenka penalty kick), tried by SPAL’s Federico Viviani at Francesco Totti’s home stadium. He failed, of course. No, Viviani, you cannot beat the Legend.

D for Bologna’s coach Donadoni, who once again missed a chance to step up.

E for Eusebio Di Francesco: Organization, hard-work, knowledge, and 34 points for the young Roma trainer.

F for Family Tradition, as Federico Chiesa and Giovanni Simeone both have a famous father with some past Serie A experience!

G for Gonzalo Higuain, more than a player. Ask the information desk for more details.

H for the horror at seeing Napoli playing in black, and Juventus in yellow. What’s wrong with these football jerseys, and their marketing strategies?

Napoli wearing black, and Juventus wearing yellow…Is this a joke?

I for Inter, we cannot fail to mention their overtaking on Napoli at the top of Serie A.

J for Juventus, are we really sure that they are weaker than last year?

K for KO, because a 2-2 tie in Benevento sounds like a knock out. Not a great start for Ringhio Gattuso.

M for manita. Inter scored five goals to Chievo, and, yes, they are now leading Serie A!

N for Nothing Left to Do but Cry, a famous Italian movie starring AC Milan…oops, I mean, Massimo Troisi and Roberto Benigni.

O for once upon a time Torino was able to win. Now It’s ten games straight without a victory. Will coach Sinisa Mihajlovic make it to Christmas?

P for Perisic, who scored three goals and sent a clear message to Napoli and Juve: Inter wants the Scudetto!

It’s all OK for Ivan Perisic. Well, how could that be different, with three goals scored and his team leading the standing?

Q for Quo Vadis, where are you going next summer? See R.

R for Russia 2018, in which group was Italy seeded? Oh right, we almost forgot

S for Simone Inzaghi, the first coach to conquer the Marassi Blucerchiata this season. Not bad!

T for transfer market: Welcome back Giuseppe Rossi, who was just signed by Genoa on a free transfer.

Giuseppe Rossi signed a deal with Genoa after coming back from yet another injury in his unfortunate career. Good luck, Pepito!

U for Udinese, a convincing 3-0 win to put five point between them and the relegation area.

V for Viviani, go back to letter C.

W for World Cup, go back to letter R.

X for x marks the spot. The treasure hunt for Scudetto is more open than ever!

Y for Yonghong Li, there is so much to do for Milan’s new President!

Z for Zapata, how is it possible that Napoli let him go away?

Feature Photo: Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

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