Even if there are fifteen days to go and therefore 45 points to be taken, theInter gave a boost this weekend by winning in the derby of the Madonnina face au Milan AC (3-0). A success and four points ahead for the men of Conte who appear more and more as the most credible candidate for the Scudetto. Behind, the other weekend bargain is for the Juventus who took third place thanks to a success against Crotone (3-0). A brace from Cristiano Ronaldo, the only top scorer in the championship with 18 goals, combined with a draw in theAS Roma at Benevento (0-0), allow the Old lady to return to four lengths of Rossoneri, who have a game lead.
In ambush, theAtalanta and the Lazio prepared well for their European week, winning respectively against the Naples (4-2) and the Sampdoria (1-0). The two setbacks of the week continue to erode Gattuso’s position at the head of the Parthenopei. However, Napoli are just four points behind fourth place and behind, nor Sassuolo, held in check in Emilia’s derby against Bologna (1-1), ni l ‘Hellas, joined at the very end of the match by the Genoa, take the opportunity to come and put a little more pressure on the shoulders of the Napoli mister. For his part, The Griffin is now undefeated for seven games thanks to Badelj’s magnificent opening goal in Red Blue.
At the bottom of the table, two good operations are to be credited to the Fiorentina, who easily knocked over the Spice Football (3-0) and Torino, winner by the smallest of margins, in Sardinia, against Cagliari (0-1). Second worst attack in the championship before this day, Prandelli’s men have regained efficiency by scoring three goals against the promoted Ligurian. Finally, nothing works for Parma, who even with two goals ahead at the break, concedes a draw againstUdinese (2-2).
Lazio and Atalanta perform before the Champions League: Before welcoming respectively the two big pieces that are Bayern and Real Madrid, Biancocelesti and Nerazzurri recorded important victories in the race for Europe. On the side of the capital, the victory allows to restart the machine after the setback of the previous weekend against Inter, on the side of the give, this is the first series of two successes in a row since the beginning of January. The weapons are sharp for the duels of the week.
Torino’s victory in the fear match: After five consecutive draws, Torino finally won this weekend. And what a good idea to go and take three points on the lawn of a direct competitor for maintenance, Cagliari. Brazilian defender Bremer’s fourth goal of the season sees De Nicola’s side win for the first time since January 3 in Serie A and end a five-game winless streak against the Sardinians.
The mind of Udinese : Parma thought they could finally register their third victory of the season. A quick goal from Cornelius and then a penalty from Kucka gave D’Aversa’s men two steps ahead. But Udinese came back thanks to two saving blows of the helmet, from Okaka then from Nuytinck. With ten points ahead of the first relegation, the Zebrette have done a good operation.
Time of day
It is often said that to win a title you need a realistic striker and a successful goalkeeper. If this adage has been contradicted many times in the history of football, especially with the National 2006 which did not have an indisputable bomber, this weekend, Inter proved that they had both. A keeper again at a convincing level and not one, but two prolific strikers. Handanović, with three decisive saves to 0-1 allowed the Nerazzurri to stay in the game, then Lautaro and Lukaku recited their scores, scoring their team’s three goals. The Belgian is also the first player in history to score in five consecutive derbies.
And here is an additional record for Gigi Buffon. The former guardian of the National took advantage of the victory of Juventus against Crotone yesterday, to be the holder and therefore cross the bar of 654 games played in the five major leagues. He is now one unit ahead of former Manchester City and Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry, with whom Buffon has been tied so far. And what could be better than celebrating this record with a new clean sheet?