Serie A — 16 April 2013

The 32^ round of Serie A has ended with an always more defined league table, in which Juventus maintains its big advantage compared to the other teams and in which Pescara is already in Serie B. Ilicic Palermo

Lazio-Juventus finished 0-2. An intense match that showed the clear superiority of Juventus. Arturo Vidal scored a double: the first goal has been a penalty, the second the result of an excellent action. Juventus has now 11 points more Napoli, while Lazio results qualified for Europe League.

Palermo-Bologna has been characterized by the mistake made by Palermo’s goalkeeper, Sorrentino, that cost Palermo the draw. In fact, Palermo gained the advantage at 5′ of the first half, thanks to Ilicic. The match could have ended in a positive way for Sannino’s team, but at 17′ Gabbiadini got the draw. A different result could have helped Palermo, that still risks to be relegated in Serie B.

Cagliari-Inter Milan represents a big defeat for Inter Milan. 2-0 in fact the final result, together with a negative performance of Inter Milan. Pinilla is the author of this double: the first has been a penalty, and the second a goal with a shot from outside. Inter Milan has added Nagatomo to its list of injured players, and also diminished hopes to be qualified in an European competition.

Genoa-Sampdoria, the so called “derby della Lanterna” finished 1-1. A positive result for Genoa, considered its position in the league table and the position of Sampdoria. Eder scored at 28′ of the first time, and Matuzalem gained the draw at 80′ due to a wrong position of Romero.

Parma-Udinese finished with a big defeat for Parma, that is playing in a good way during this season. Udinese scored 3 goals: a double by Muriel and Pereyra. Nothing important changes about the position in the league table for both the teams.

Torino-Roma  saw the return of Osvaldo and a positive result for Roma. The match finished 1-2: Osvaldo scored the first goal, a penalty assigned by the referee at 22′, Rolando Bianchi ten minutes later signed the draw for Turin. Decisive was the goal of Lamela, at 60′, that gives Roma the possibility to participate to Europe League next season.

Pescara-Siena counts in total 5 goals and the usual negative result for Pescara. The match finished 2-3 and confirmed Pescara as already relegated in Serie B. The decisive goal has been scored by Emeghara, that guaranteed the advantage to Siena.

Atalanta-Fiorentina permitted Montella’s team to get closer to AC Milan. Atalanta, after the great victory of last week, could not repeat the experience, because of a penalty scored by Pizzarro and another goal scored by Larrondo signed the 0-2.

Chievo-Catania can be considered the boring match of this round, considered the result and the scarce possibilities built by both the teams.

Last match has been AC Milan-Napoli, that finished 1-1. A good result for Napoli and Fiorentina, but less positive for AC Milan that risks to be overpassed by Montella’s players. The match has been equilibrated till the end, with a goal scored at 30′  of the first half by Flamini, and the immediate draw of Napoli thanks to Goran Pandev.


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