ROME – A 'usual' Mandzukic network gives Juventus the title of winter champion two days from the end of the first round: the 1-0 victory against Roma at the 'Stadium' shows the bianconeri a +8 over Napoli that in the afternoon he had beaten the Spal with a similar score. But the pre-Christmas round – marked by the rediscovered contemporaneity of the ten matches over the course of a single day, as has not happened for some time – also marks the fall and the crisis of the Milanese.
Inter did not go beyond the 1-1 at Chievo, reached by the timeless Pellissier at 91 'after Perisic's initial advantage. It makes Milan ache worse than it bows to Fiorentina on a church prowess. Results that have at least the value of inflating the race for Champions and Europa League because Lazio outclasses Cagliari and bypasses the Rossoneri in fourth place, while behind are even seven teams enclosed in the space of 3 points. In the big match of the day, Juventus do not miss a shot and send back to -8 Napoli.
Roma have a good game but the team of the moment and the numerous absences weigh in front of the first of the class. In the first half a super Olsen keeps afloat, author of two amazing parades, but in the second half with a more unscrupulous set up they put pressure on the hosts, never however really worried for the umpteenth gray evening of Schick. Earn space also the Samp that expels Empoli with a double of the substitute Caprari. It falls heavily the Atalanta that yields 3-1 to Genoa Prandelli thanks to a goal and a half (worth a deviation of Toloi) of Piatek. Repetitive emotions in the same between Sassuolo and Turin with a queue of controversy for a goal by Iago Falque canceled late, while Frosinone gives the new coach Baroni a point in comeback in Udine.
All this, with a great use of the Var on the various fields, as in Empoli that has seen as many as six nets and as many 'moviole' required by Calvarese (which just a year ago of this period ago was never gone on the sideline). Naples's success on a well-organized Spal is less easy than expected. The Var cancels a goal by Insigne in the opening for offside, then we think Albiol to unlock the head. On the shields the goalkeeper Meret, protagonist of two major interventions in the final. Milan increasingly discharged after the internal knockout with Fiorentina, third game without a goal.
Purple sly, they find the joker with a great shot of Church from the distance, they risk little also because the first shot of Higuain is after an hour. Lafont saves the result on Rodriguez and many boos greet the exit from the Rossoneri field. Lazio hunt for the ghosts against Cagliari and give a clear Christmas to its fans. Milinkovic found the goal of the lead and was moved after a disappointing first leg. Unripe fishing the doubling of robbery and try to forget the goal in recovery in Bergamo that the Var has not granted him.
Also awarded with the tris captain Radu celebrating his presence 264, seventh with Negro in the history of Lazio. For the Sardinian goal of the flag with Joao Pedro on penalty. In the mid-afternoon session, at the Bentegodi Spalletti he unlocks it with Perisic, controls the match, goes close with Icardi to the doubling but at the end Pellissier escapes the absent-minded defense and with a lance Handanovic mockery and the ambitions Nerazzurri. Pari without nets instead in the Emilia derby Parma-Bologna Christmas happy for Genoa fans.
The Samp expelled Empoli after a splendid race, with 6 Var interventions. Ramirez's great goal for the initial equal, then Quagliarella scored for the seventh day in a row (it did not happen since the days of Di Natale). Caputo finds the equal but Giampaolo extracts the joker Caprari that with two spectacular goals sets a 4-2 of other times. Prandelli celebrates Genoa's 3-1 against Atalanta who wastes a penalty that was discussed with Ilicic.
At the distance Lazovic and Piontek make the difference and Gasperini closes in nine for the expulsion of Palomino and Toloi. Beautiful equal between Empoli and Turin: Belotti paves the way with 60 / o goal in career, Brignola recovered in the closing, then yellow with a goal of Iago Falque validated and then canceled with the Var. Frosinone recovered in Udine with a penalty of Ciano, who he had also hit the crossbar. The Lazio return to hope by engaging the Friulians who remain in the relegation zone.
All results and markers of the seventeenth day
At 12.30, Lazio won 3-1 against Cagliari (goals Milinkovic Savic, Acerbi, Lulic and Joao Pedro). At 3 pm, Milan-Fiorentina 0-1 (Church goal), Napoli-Spal 1-0 (goal Albiol), Sassuolo-Torino 1-1 (goals Belotti and Brignola), Genoa-Atalanta 3-1 (Piatek goal) two goals, Lazovic and Zapata), Udinese-Frosinone 1-1 (goals Mandragora and Ciano) and Empoli-Sampdoria 2-4 (goals Pasqual, Ramirez, Quagliarella, Caputo and Caprari two goals). At 6 pm, space for Chievo Verona-Inter 1-1 (goals Perisic and Pellissier) and Parma-Bologna 0-0. At 20.30, the expected postponement between Juventus-Roma 1-0 (Mandzukic goal).
The Serie A: Juve winter champion at +8 over Napoli, Milan's bad, Lazio fourth seems to be the first on Blitz daily .
Source: Blitz Quotidiano