ROME – Serie A is back on the field for the Easter shift. All matches were played today less Naples-Atalanta which will be played at Easter Monday at 8.30pm. It was a very important day because it gave Juventus the eighth consecutive championship, an absolute record for the Italian soccer championship, with five rounds to spare. The party came after the 2-1 success against Fiorentina. The Viola went ahead with Milenkovic but then the Bianconeri completed the Italian comeback with Alex Sandro and an own goal by Pezzella on a cross from Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Champions area, nobody wins. Turin is approaching
In the Champions area, nothing has changed. They have all fence up less than Turin. Milan drew 1-1 at Parma and maintained fourth place, the last one useful to play in the next Champions League, with an advantage over Roma who drew 1-1 at San Siro against Inter. Lazio fell at home against Chievo and slipped to minus four from Milan. Torino won at Genoa and hooked Atalanta (who, however, has one less game) to three less than the Rossoneri.
Milan drew in the lunch match of the day in Parma . After a first half with few emotions, the race started in the second half. The game was unlocked by a goal packed by the two Spanish strikers at 69 ', Suso has crossed and Castillejo has scored. At the 87th minute, Parma equalized with an unstoppable punishment from Bruno Alves. False pass of the Rossoneri who now risk losing fourth place. At the end of the match, the Milan fans started a social protest against Gattuso , considered the main person responsible for this drop in the Rossoneri that could cost them the qualification for the next Champions League.
Internal splash of Lazio. The team coached by Simone Inzaghi lost at home against a Chievo already relegated mathematically in Serie B. Due to this defeat, Lazio slipped to minus four points from the fourth place occupied by Milan. Lazio pays for Milinkovic Savic's madness, sent off in the first half for a reaction foul on Stepinski, and a double sleep at the start of the second half that allowed Chievo to take the double advantage thanks to goals from the blue millennial Vignato and Hetemaj. Caicedo reopened the game but then the post said no to Correa and condemned Lazio to defeat.
The ko of Lazio was properly exploited by Turin. The grenades won at home to Genoa, increasingly in crisis after the beating in the derby, and were brought down to three by Milan and the Champions League zone. Ansaldi's goal on Berenguer's assist in the second half was decisive.
In the evening, Roma did not take advantage of Milan's misstep. The Giallorossi drew 1-1 at San Siro against Inter and remained fifth except one from the Rossoneri. The team coached by Claudio Ranieri had taken the lead in the first half with a magic from Stephan El Shaarawy but in the second half the Nerazzurri drew level with Perisic's header from D'Ambrosio's stroke.
Relegation zone, Frosinone and Empoli towards the Serie B.
In the safety zone, heavy knockouts for Frosinone and Empoli. The ciociari are almost in Serie B, only mathematical certainty is missing. While the Tuscans collapsed at home against Spal and are at high risk of relegation as they slipped to minus four from Udinese and minus five from Bologna and Genoa. The team coached by Prandelli did not recover from the derby defeat and lost at home against Torino. Bologna won 3-0 against Sampdoria, while Udinese took a draw at Sassuolo.
Results and scorers of all Serie A matches
Parma-Milan 1-1, goal: Samu Castillejo at 69 ', Bruno Alves at 87'.
The first half ended on the score of zero to zero. Milan tried to make the match, also because it has the motivation to keep the other competitors at a distance for a place in the next Champions League, but Parma defended itself with order and started again with danger. Parma, which is very close to the mathematical certainty of staying in Serie A again next year.
At 69 ', Milan went ahead with Samu Castillejo. The Spanish striker scored ahead, deflecting a powerful cross from Suso into the net. At 72 ', Milan had scored 2-0 with Cutrone on an assist from Piatek but the referee canceled the goal because both Milan strikers were offside. At 76 ', Siligardi dribbled Donnarumma and kicked from a tight angle. He hit the outer post. At the 87th minute, Parma equalized with a goal masterpiece from Bruno Alves's free kick. The conclusion of the Portuguese was powerful and angled, Donnarumma could not even move. False pass of the Rossoneri in key qualifications to the next Champions League.
Bologna-Sampdoria 3-0, goals: Tonelli's own goal at 55 ', Pulgar at 69', Orsolini at 83 '.
After going close to the net with Dzemaili in the first half, Bologna released the game at 55 ′. The rossoblùs went ahead thanks to an unfortunate Tonelli goal. At 69 ', Bologna closed the game thanks to a ballistic masterpiece by Pulgar. Orsolini makes Bologna's victory even sweeter with the 3-0 goal in the 83rd minute.
Cagliari-Frosinone 1-0, goal: Joao Pedro on penalty kick on 27 ′.
Cagliari unblocked the match on 27 ′. The goal on a penalty kick was made coldly by the Brazilian Joao Pedro.
Empoli-Spal 2-4, goals: Francesco Caputo at 22 ', Andrea Petagna on a penalty kick at 38', Sergio Floccari at 44 ', Traore at 47', Andrea Petagna at 61 ', Antenucci at 88'.
Empoli started strong and released the game at 22 'with Ciccio Caputo. The bomber of the Tuscan team has made yet another goal of its championship on an assist from Krunic. Spal equalized on 38 minutes thanks to a penalty kick coldly transformed by Andrea Petagna. At 44 ', the Spal overturned the game with Sergio Floccari. The striker confirms his extraordinary period of form and after the network at Juventus, he also scored at Empoli. Empoli equalized with Traore's 47th-minute goal on an assist from Levan Mch'edlidze. At 61 ', the Spal took the lead again thanks to Andrea Petagna's one-two goals from an assist from Sergio Floccari. Spal closed the game with a goal from Antenucci in the 88th minute. Great test of the Spal attackers, all on target.
Genoa-Torino 0-1, goal: Ansaldi at 58 '.
Before the game, the Ultras of Genoa protested against the president with a banner that read "Preziosi vattene". The ultras of Genoa have decided to strike on the occasion of this game in protest for the bad defeat in the derby last weekend. After a first half ended on the result of zero to zero, with few chances to score, Torino unblocked the game at 58 '. Ansaldi scored the goal that unlocked the game on an assist from Berenguer.
Lazio-Chievo Verona 1-2, goals: Emanuel Vignato at 49 ′, Hetemaj 50 ′, Felipe Caicedo at 66 ′.
At 34 ', Lazio remained in ten men due to the expulsion of Sergej Milinkovic Savic . The Serbian national midfielder was the protagonist of a reaction foul on Stepinski. He kicked from behind the Chievo striker, red net. The first half ended with a score of zero to zero with Lazio supporters booing their favorite team.
At 49 ', Chievo Verona took the lead with the first goal in Serie A of the millennial Emanuel Vignato. The Chievo baby phenomenon took the ball to the right and beat Thomas Strakosha with an unstoppable diagonal.
A minute later, Chievo Verona doubled with Hetemaj. The Veronese midfielder was left alone by the Lazio defense, in particular by Marusic who lost it, and beat Strakosha with a header that wasn't even too angled. At 66 ', Caicedo brought Lazio back into the match scoring with his left footed shot from Correa. At 90 ', Lazio hit the post with Correa.
Udinese-Sassuolo 1-1, goal: Sensi al 31 ′, Stefano Okaka at 80 '.
The Sassuolo took the lead at the Dacia Arena thanks to a goal scored by the Italian national midfielder Sensi on 31 ′. Sensi scored on an assist from another player in the blue lap, Domenico Berardi. At 80 ', Udinese equalized thanks to a goal scored by the center forward of the Friulian Stefano Okaka.
Juventus-Fiorentina 2-1, goals: Milenkovic at 5 ', Alex Sandro at 37' and Pezzella's own goal at 52 '.
Fiorentina led the first lunge. Al 5 ′, Federico Chiesa's cross from the right, Szczesny's short-kicked and Milenkovic's empty-footed tap after Emre Can's empty intervention.
At 10 ', Mirallas almost touched two to zero. The Fiorentina striker was unmarked by a nice touch from Federico Chiesa but did not find the door to be in a good position. At 19 ', another counter-attack untapped by Fiorentina. Veretout missed the last pass for Benassi. If he had got it right, the purple midfielder would have scored with an empty goal. At 20 ', Bernardeschi tried the goal with a left-footed shot, his conclusion was deflected in a corner kick by a providential intervention by Benassi.
At 25 ', the goal of the possible 2-0 for Fiorentina for offside was canceled . Simeone scored on a cross from Mirallas but was in an irregular position, in front of the line of Juventus defenders. At 33 ', Fiorentina hit the post with a powerful right foot from Federico Chiesa from the edge of the Juventus penalty area. The viola are playing a great game on the counterattack. At 37 ', Juventus equalized with a goal from Alex Sandro on a cross from Miralem Pjanic on a corner kick in favor of the Bianconeri.
At 42 ', Federico Chiesa hit his second wood of the day. The Fiorentina striker kicked a "bomb" with the left from outside the penalty area, the ball hit the crossbar, then bounced off the line and finally came out. The bianconeri breathed a sigh of relief. The first half between Juventus and Fiorentina ended on the result one by one.
At 52 ', at the beginning of the second half , Juventus completed the comeback . Cristiano Ronaldo's tense cross from the right was deflected behind Fiorentina goalkeeper Lafont da Pezzella. Own goal very unlucky for the Argentine defender. At 65 ', Juventus almost missed the third goal with Miralem Pjanic.
The powerful conclusion of the Bosnian midfielder was diverted into a corner kick by Lafont. At 74 ', Allegri put Moise Kean in the field in place of Bernardeschi, just recognition for a player who in this second part of the season was often decisive for Juventus. It's over Juventus won the match and the scudetto.
Inter-Roma 1-1, goals: Stephan El Shaarawy on 13 'and Ivan Perisic on 60'.
At 2 ', Roma had a great chance to score with Dzeko. The Giallorossi striker was unmarked by a passing pass from Kolarov but he kicked weakly giving the ball to Samir Handanovic. At 8 ', Lautaro Martinez struck head on a Politano cross.
Mirante's splendid parade that deflected Martinez's aerial conclusion on the post. At 13 ', Roma went ahead with Stephan El Shaarawy. The "Pharaoh" overtook two dribbling opponents and beat Samir Handanovic with a big right to turn. The first half ended with Roma leading by a goal at San Siro.
at 60 ', Inter drew the score with Ivan Perisic. The Croatian exterior scored with Danilo D'Ambrosio's cross from the right. At 90 ', Kolarov came close to scoring with a great left that was neutralized by Samir Handanovic with a real champion's parade. Final whistle, Roma and Inter draw at San Siro.
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