Ace Football presents a detailed view of the fixtures played in the 27th gameweek of the Serie A campaign.
Another matchday of Serie A action ended on Monday as teams locked horns with their opponents during the weekend. Ten matches took place across Italy, with the league’s table seeing some major changes.
As we prepare for another exciting week of Serie A football, let’s review our main takeaways from Matchday 27.
Milan 1-1 Udinese
The weekend started with Udinese stunning Milan at San Siro. The Rossoneri dropped points for the second game in a row as they slipped to second place on the table.
Injuries have limited Stefano Pioli in orchestrating his attacking personnel, something which clearly hurt Milan against Udinese. The Rossoneri will face league leaders Napoli in the most anticipated game of the next week.
Genoa 0-0 Inter
Another draw saw Inter remain winless for the fourth league game in a row. The Nerazzurri were not able to break the deadlock at Luigi Ferraris Stadium despite registering 21 shots.
Simone Inzaghi’s team must now try to remain in the title race as they sit two points behind their city rivals on the table. They will host Salernitana in their next league game on Friday.
Salernitana 1-1 Bologna
Salernitana have managed to slowly close the gap to Genoa as they aim to get out of the Serie A table’s rock bottom. This week they held Bologna to a 1-1 draw, thanks to a late equalizer from Nadir Zortea.
It will be interesting to see whether the newly-promoted side can continue their four-game unbeaten run against Inter in their upcoming match.
Empoli 2-3 Juventus
Despite their evident mediocre form, Juventus have remained unbeaten in their past ten games. The Bianconeri have shown great improvement in their attacking line after the signing of Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina.
The Serbian star scored twice as his side clinched another narrow win in Serie A. Let’s see if he can maintain his excellent form against Spezia this weekend.
Sassuolo 2-1 Fiorentina
Following two great performances against Roma and Inter, Sassuolo continued their impressive run with a victory against Fiorentina.
The guests scored an equalizer in the 88th minute, but Dregoire Defrel won the game for the Black and Greens six minutes later. Sassuolo are now officially a top-half team, and they need to beat Venezia this weekend to retain their place.
Torino 1-2 Cagliari
Torino continued their disappointing run of five winless games against Cagliari this week. They managed to equalize the game through Andrea Belotti five minutes before the hour-mark.
However, it took the guests only four minutes to restore their lead. The Turin side will now have to prepare for their next match against Bologna on Sunday.
Verona 3-1 Venezia
Verona’s attacking stats are way more impressive than their current place on the league table. However, the Yellow and Blues have managed to remain more consistent in their defence lately.
A dominant performance against Venezia came after their impressive 2-2 draw against Roma. We will see if they can repeat their success against Fiorentina’s much stronger backline this weekend.
Spezia 0-1 Roma
After two consecutive league draws, Roma returned to winning ways with a narrow victory over Spezia. Jose Mourinho’s side still showed significant signs of instability in their backline.
However, a 99th-minute goal from Tammy Abraham saved them from suffering another underwhelming draw. They reclaimed their sixth place on the table before their upcoming battle against Atalanta on Saturday.
Atalanta 4-0 Sampdoria
Following their impressive 3-0 win over Olympiacos in the Europa League, Atalanta came back to crush Sampdoria in Serie A.
Teun Koopmieners scored a brace for La Dea as they remained fifth in Serie A ahead of Roma. They will now prepare to face Mourinho’s side in their next league game.
Lazio 1-2 Napoli
The most anticipated game of the matchday saw Napoli end their run of four winless matches in the perfect time. A late winner from Fabian Ruiz sent the Partenopei to the top of the table as Milan and Inter both dropped points.
Napoli must now shift their focus on remaining up there, and they will face one of their main opponents next week. Luciano Spalletti’s side will host Milan in a crucial game on Sunday as they hope to increase their lead on top of the league table.