TURIN – New year, old habits. Juve, Inter and Lazio win their games and leave everything unchanged at the top of the standings. The championship is led by the bianconeri and the nerazzurri, who are first on an equal footing, then there is Lazio less than six but the biancocelesti must recover the game against Verona and in case of victory they would move to three points from the top. Atalanta poker against Parma, the Bergamo players gave continuity to the five goals scored at Milan before Christmas and moved to a point from fourth place, the last useful for qualifying for the next Champions League, minus one from Rome. Moving away from the top areas of the standings, we arrive at the event of the day which was the return to Serie A of Zlatan Ibrahimovic .
The Swede entered the second half, instead of a disappointing Piatek, he played 39 minutes but failed to score. Milan played badly, seriously risked losing, and came out among the whistles of its fans who expected another reaction after the humiliating defeat of Bergamo before Christmas. Sampdoria deserved success in San Siro but an extraordinary Donnarumma denied the joy of the goal to Manolo Gabbiadini with two miraculous saves.
Returning to the team coached by Maurizio Sarri, Juve removed the trident and returned to shine against a formidable opponent like Cagliari. Cristiano Ronaldo made the difference with an applause hat-trick while Dybala and Higuain were the protagonists of a relay. The number ten started from the beginning but failed to score, the ex Chelsea and Napoli striker entered the second half and found the joy of the goal.
Inter show at San Paolo. The team coached by Antonio Conte won three to one, exploiting in Naples, exploiting every mistake of the Campania rearguard with cynicism. The main protagonist of the meeting was the former Manchester United center forward Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian unlocked the game with an impressive coast to coast after a wrong pass back by the bells. Then he doubled, always on the counterattack, with a very powerful left that entered the net after a sensational duck by Meret.
Napoli returned momentarily to the game with Milik's goal net after a cross from Callejon's right but in the second half the nerazzurri definitively closed the match thanks to a Lautaro Martinez network propitiated by an awkward intervention by Manolas. Thanks to this success, Inter tied Juve to the top of the Serie A standings and moved to six more on Lazio third. Napoli, on the other hand, remains very far from both the Champions and the Europa League areas.
Usual spectacular performance of Atalanta. The team coached by Gasperini returns to see the Champions League thanks to the two consecutive five zeroes. After the goleada against Milan, the one against Parma came with two goals from Ilicic and highs from Gomez, Freuler and Gosens. In the lunch match of the day, equal between Bologna and Fiorentina. Orsolini responded to Benassi by ruining Iachini's debut on the purple bench.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano