serie a matchday 28 roundup

Serie A Matchday 28 Roundup: Juventus Triumph Over AC Milan

AC Milan travelled all the way to Turin to take on Juventus as they looked to build on their 3-1 win at home to Chievo Verona last time out, but unsurprisingly, they left Turin empty-handed having been beaten by Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus.

The Bianconeri utterly dominated the tie but were restricted to just two goals thanks to Gianluigi Donnarumma’s solid goalkeeping.

Centre-back Mehdi Benatia opened the scoring for Juventus on the half-hour mark before AC Milan’s star striker, Carlos Bacca found the back of the net.

Juventus dominated possession in the second half, but they failed to score the match winner from open play with Paulo Dybala’s 90th-minute penalty helping the Bianconeri to a 2-1 win over the Rossoneri.

Roma did well to maintain their bleak title hopes with a victory away at Palermo which saw Juventus’ gap at the top of the table remain at 7 points.

Goals from Stephan El Shaarawy, Edin Dzeko and Bruno Peres saw the Rome outfit secure a 3-0 win away at relegation-threatened Palermo who ironically sit 7 points from safety.

Despite Juventus seemingly running away with the league title, Roma have still managed to maintain their high performance levels which will give them a chance of clinching the league crown if Allegri’s men slip up between now and the end of the season.

Luis Muriel led Sampdoria to a hard-fought 1-0 win away at Genoa's Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

The home side managed to register just 4 shots in the tie, with just one of them being on target as opposed to Sampdoria’s 3 shots on target from 10 shots.

Sampdoria are considered outsiders for Europa League qualification as they sit 13 points adrift of 5th-placed Inter Milan who grabbed a huge win over Europa League rivals Atalanta.

Mauro Icardi and Ever Banega both bagged hat-tricks as Inter Milan put 7 goals past Atalanta’s leaky defence at San Siro on Sunday. Roberto Gagliardini also got his name on the scoresheet for Inter with a goal early in the second 45.

What was expected to be a tightly contested Europa League six-pointer turned into the weekend’s most one-sided tie. Icardi scored a hat-trick in the first half whilst Ever Banega bagged a brace before Roberto Gagliardini got amongst the goals.

Banega closed the scoring in the 68th-minute as Inter moved closer to European qualification. Remo Freuler was the scorer of Atalanta’s only goal of the game.

Sassuolo succumbed to a slender 1-0 defeat at the hands of Bologna who had to rely on Mattia Destro’s 58th-minute strike to secure the three points at Stadio Citta del Tricolore.

Cellar dwellers Pescara were picked apart by Udinese on Sunday as the home side’s relegation woes continued.

Duvan Zapata, Jakub Janko and Cyril Thereau were all on target for Udinese as they won against Pescara in a routine manner. Sulley Muntari’s 83rd-minute strike was the only positive that the Stadio Adriatico faithful could take away from the tie.

Elsewhere, Napoli continued to cement their place in next season’s Champions League group stage following their 3-1 win over Crotone.

The league strugglers were unable to keep Mertens and Inisgne at bay with both players finding the back of the net on Sunday.

Insigne bagged a brace, including a penalty in the 32nd-minute, whilst Mertens also notched a goal by virtue of a spot-kick.

Fiorentina beat Cagliari 1-0 courtesy of in-form Nikola Kalinic’s 90th-minute goal. The game looked primed to end as a goalless draw before Kalinic’s dramatic late strike.

Andrea Belotti failed to find the back of the net as Torino suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Lazio. Ciro Immobile, Balde Keita and Felipe Anderson helped their side to the victory with a goal apiece. Torino’s consolation goal came through Maxi Lopez.

Serie A Table after Matchday 28​

serie a matchday 28 table

Highlights of Serie A Matchday 28 Games

Juventus vs AC Milan

Inter Milan vs Atalanta

Napoli vs Crotone

Palermo vs Roma

Lazio vs Torino

Fiorentina vs Cagliari

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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