Serie A: Naples flies, Milan and Juve collapse, Lazio brakes – Sport

Milan sinks at home suffering a memorable 5-2 knockout from Sassuolo of the usual Berardi, Juve gets slipped in as in the first leg by Monza of the former Palladino certifying a crisis heavily aggravated by -15 for the capital gains case (and tomorrow they are waiting for the reasons for the sporting sentence). A double collapse that makes what Napoli is doing shine even more, which not even an excellent Roma can stop. In the big match of the first return leg, Osimhen and Simeone seal the 2-1 win over the Giallorossi at Maradona, annulling El Shaarawy’s goal, and Luciano Spalletti’s team further extends in the standings, with an abyss of 13 points ahead of the second, now became Inter. The Azzurri’s bench, in addition to play and trust, always guarantees winning solutions for the coach and every obstacle, however complicated – like the one set up tonight by Josè Mourinho – is overcome on a road that can only lead to the Scudetto.

Napoli-compressor aside, the first return makes the boldest bettors happy, as well as Inter and Atalanta who, with early victories, strengthen Champions League hopes. But for Pioli and Allegri there are serious problems, in light of the onerous commitments next week: derby for the blundered Rossoneri, Lazio in the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup for the Bianconeri. Pioli seems to have lost the helm of an increasingly adrift Milan. After the four goals from Lazio, he takes five from Sassuolo. The total is 18 in the seven races in 2023, no team in Europe has done worse. After Rome’s comeback draw, something broke and the team wanders lost on the pitch with players like Theo Hernandez and Leao unrecognizable. Dionisi’s Sassuolo celebrates, returning to success after more than three months, but above all Domenico Berardi who scores his 11th goal against Milan and then rounds off his sumptuous match with three assists. Alongside him, the other team man is Frattesi, top scorer with 5 goals. Giroud seems to put his players back in the game, already down by two goals, but in the second half the visitors find prairies and inflict a very hard lesson on their opponents by moving away from the safety zone.

After the triumph over Milan, little satisfaction for Lazio who recover Immobile, but are held back by an excellent Fiorentina who in closing hit the crossbar with Milenkovic. Viola redeems the last two defeats and finds the equal at the Olimpico with a match of excellent depth. The blue-and-whites play well with Milinkovic-Savic and Luis Alberto, try to get around the well-equipped Viola rearguard and find the advantage with an excellent insertion from Casale. But Amrabat mends the game, Fiorentina grows in the second half, finds the equal with a masterful conclusion from Nico Gonzalez, then Jovic engages Provedel. Roar at the Olimpico for the entry of Immobile who presents himself with a shot just outside.

Monza avenges the recent defeat in the Coppa Italia against Juve by repeating the success of the first leg, Palladino’s first match on the bench. This time it was 2-0 at the Stadium, with a dominated first half and even a goal disallowed: Machin and Ciurria in the first goal, Carlos Augusto and Mota Carvalho in the second, made fun of the ill-disposed Juventus defense lined up with Gatti, Bremer and Danilo . But nothing works in Juve’s mechanisms, with Kostic, Paredes, Rabiot and Kean non-existent, Di Maria contained in a cage by three opponents. In the second half the music changes, but Gregorio’s goalkeeper thwarts the conclusions of Locatelli, Milik and Di Maria. The calculation of the shots (22-3) explains the aggressive inconclusiveness of Juve who recovers Vlahovic while Pogba still remains on the bench.

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