Serie A matchday 23 table

Serie A Matchday 23 Roundup: Juventus Triumph Over Inter Milan

Juan Cuadrado scored an emphatic long range strike which saw Juventus pick up a slender 1-0 win over Inter Milan on Sunday night in the historic Derby d'Italia. Antonio Conte paid a visit to Turin to watch the derby, and coincidentally, on-loan Chelsea star, Cuadrado, came up with the match-winner in spectacular fashion in the first-half.

Cuadrado's volley wasn't met with any other goals as both sides failed to convert most of their chances. Juventus are now six points clear at the top of the table with their closest challengers being high-flying Napoli.

Roma, though, have a game in hand and could possibly close Juventus' gap to four points, although it al depends on the results in midweek as Roma takes on Fiorentina and Juventus travel away to Crotone.

Elsewhere in Milan, the Rossoneri succumbed to their third straight defeat in a row as Sampdoria clinched a 1-0 win at the San Siro, thus adding a huge dent to AC Milan's hopes of European qualification.

Luis Muriel converted a penalty in the 70th-minute to give Sampdoria the three points. Jose Sosa got sent off late in the game which more or less added to the dismay at the San Siro.

Lazio's claim for Champions League football next season was strengthened by a magnificent win over cellar dwellers Pescara as Lazio picked up a 6-2 away at the Stadio Adriatico.

Marco Parolo scored four goals in the rout with two of them coming in the 10th and 14th minutes. Pescara drew level at that point courtesy of goals from Ahmad Benali and Gaston Brugman. Gianluca Caprari missed a penalty which might have seen the results turn out differently.

After Pescara's quick double-salvo, Marco Parolo completed his hat-trick as he gave Lazio the advantage once more. Balde Keita and Ciro Immobile added their names to the scoresheet before Marco Parolo scored his fourth goal of the game and scooped the man of the match award.

Atalanta's bid for Europa League qualification continued as Alejandro Gomez scored two goals which gave his side a 2-0 win over Cagliari. Atalanta are level on points with Inter Milan with just goal difference separating both teams.

Palermo and Crotone went up against each other in a relegation six-pointer with Palermo getting the better of their fellow relegation strugglers courtesy of Ilija Nestorovski's 27th-minute strike. The win was only Palermo's third of the season, but at this point, a resurgence seems unlikely as they're eight points below safety.

Sassuolo secured a 1-0 win over Genoa with Lorenzo Pellegrini proving to be the away side's saving grace. Genoa's recent slump has seen them drop to 16th-place and are in danger of falling beyond safety and into the relegation zone if an uncanny twist occurs going into the final stages of the Serie A season.

Bologna suffered a 7-1 defeat against the most prolific team in the league, Napoli, who are looking to cement their place in the top three in a bid to make it into next season's Champions League.

Marek Hamsik and Dries Mertens both scored hat-tricks, with Lorenzo Insigne being responsible for Napoli's second goal after Hamsik's opener.

Vasilios Torosidis was on the scoresheet for Bologna but his goal proved to be nothing but a consolation for the home side.

Adam Mina and Jose Maria Callejon were sent off for Bologna and Napoli respectively in the first-half.

Chievo Verona played out a goalless draw with Udinese, whilst Empoli drew 1-1 with Torino. Andrea Belotti opened the scoring for Torino, but Manuel Pucciarelli's strike right on the stroke of half-time drew both teams level. Iago Falaque missed a penalty which could have earned Tornio the three points.

Serie A Table after Matchday 23​

Serie A matchday 23 roundup

Highlights of Serie A Matchday 23 Games

Juventus vs Inter Milan

Bologna vs Napoli

AC Milan vs Sampdoria

Pescara vs Lazio

Empoli vs Torino

Genoa vs Sassuolo

About the Author Phillip Ekuwem

Phillip is a football writer with an immense love and passion for the beautiful game. He's well versed in European football as he enjoys watching the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and the Serie A.

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