Serie A matchday 25 roundup

Serie A Matchday 25 Roundup: Roma Thump Torino

Roma secured an emphatic 4-1 win over Torino on Sunday night. Edin Dzeko took his league tally up to 19 goals as he scored the opener against Toro courtesy of an assist from Radia Nainggolan.

Mohamed Salah and Leandro Paredes also got on the scoresheet for Roma before Maxi Lopez managed to nick a goal for Torino. Roma weren’t done yet, though, as Radija Nainggolan closed the scoring with a thunderous strike late in the game.

Roma remain in second place, seven points behind league leaders Juventus who grabbed an emphatic 4-1 win over Palermo on Friday.

Paulo Dybala put in a man of the match performance against Palermo as he scored twice and registered an assist to put the game out of reach for the visitors.

Claudio Marchisio opened the scoring for Juventus with a superb strike into the top corner. Sami Khedira looked poised to double Juventus’ lead in the 21st-minute with a volley, but Palermo’s goalkeeper prevented it from going in.

Ilija Nestoroviski drew Palermo level before Paulo Dybala put his name on the scoresheet with a sensational free kick from 25 yards out, but that was not to be his only contribution to the game as he played a through ball for Gonzalo Higuain in the 63rd minute which the Argentine striker duly converted.

Dybala closed the scoring for Juventus as Gonzalo Higuain provided him with a cheeky assist.

Elsewhere, Gerard Deulofeu’s first goal for AC Milan saw the Rossoneri go four points clear of Fiorentina as they grabbed a 2-1 win.

AC Milan’s hopes of qualifying for a European competition took many blows over the past month, but they’re seemingly back in the mix following a win over La Viola.

Deulofeu lined up alongside Suso and Bacca – the trio’s influence was suppressed during the game as Milan had to rely on a goal from Juraj Kucka to get the lead.

Nikola Kalinic scored the equaliser for Fiorentina to take the scores level at 1-1. Gerard Deulofeu had the final say in the game, though, as he capped off a solid display with a late goal that proved to be the match winner.

Napoli continued their superb form with a 3-1 victory over Chievo Verona. The Naples outfit have been scoring goals with increased regularity this term and they maintained the trend against Chievo.

Goals from Lorenzo Insigne, Maerek Hamsik and Piotr Zielinski saw Napoli grab all three points. Riccardo Mggiorini bagged Chievo’s lone goal.

In the Blue half of Milan, Gabriel Barbosa fired Inter Milan to a slender 1-0 win at Bologna with his first goal for the club.

Under Frank de Boer, the Brazilian was reduced to a bit-part player upon his arrival from Brazilian side Santos, and he’s struggled ever since to secure a regular starting berth in the side.

His 81st-minute goal against Bologna is sure to put him in contention for a spot in the lineup in the Nerazzurri’s subsequent fixtures.

An own goal from Lucas Orban and goals from Gianluca Caprari (2), Ahmed Benali and Alberto Cerri saw Pescara secure a 5-0 victory over fellow strugglers Genoa.

The win was only Pescara’s second of the campaign having undergone a terrible campaign since gaining promotion from Serie B.

Sassuolo pulled off a superb comeback at Udinese during the weekend. Seko Fofana opened the scoring for Udinese before a brace from Defrel saw the visitors go home with the three points.

Lazio also secured a 2-1 win over Empoli after conceding first. The relegation-threatened side went in front through Rade Krunic’s strike before Ciro Immobile and Balde fired Lazio to the victory whilst Sampdoria held Cagliari to a 1-1 draw as goals from Mauricio Isla and Fabio Quagliarella cancelled each other out.

Atalanta extended their winning streak to three games after a slender 1-0 win against Crotone. Andrea Conte struck home to ensure his side maintained their form.

Serie A Matchday 25 Table​

Highlights of Serie A Matchday 25 Games

Juventus vs Palermo

 

Roma vs Torino

 

Chievo vs Napoli

 

AC Milan vs Fiorentina

 

Empoli vs Lazio

 

Pescara vs Genoa

 

Udinese 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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