serie a matchday 16 roundup

Serie A Matchday 16 Roundup: Juventus Triumph in Turin Derby

Juventus appear keen on extending their gap at the top of the table before the Serie A goes on a mid-season break, and they kicked those plans off with a 3-1 win over Turin rivals Torino.

Andrea Belotti opened the scoring for Torino, but two goals from Higuain and Pjanic’s late strike saw Juventus walk out with the three points.

Marcelo Brozovic also bagged a brace as Inter saw off Genoa’s threat. The result saw Inter climb to 9th place while Genoa currently sits in 13th place.

Napoli made their intention to finish within the top four known as they secured a 5-0 win over Cagliari. Dries Mertens scored a remarkable hat-trick while sensational showings from Hamsik and Zielinski were capped off with goals.

Crotone picked up only their second win of the season as they fought hard to beat fellow strugglers Pescara 2-1 while Bologna played out a goalless draw with Empoli.

The Serie A’s worst side, Palermo, suffered yet another defeat this season at the Stadio Renzo Barbera as Valter Birsa and Sergio Pellissier were on target for Chievo Verona to give their side a 2-0 win.

Elsewhere, Sampdoria succumbed to another defeat at home to Lazio with Sergej Savic and Marco Parolo getting their names on the scoresheet.

Patrik Schick scored Sampdoria’s lone goal which turned out to be a consolation strike.

Udinese picked up a shocking 3-1 victory away at Atalanta with Duvan Zapata, SekoFofana and Cyril Thereau all getting their names on the scoresheet for Udinese.

JasmineKurtic scored for Atalanta right on the stroke of half-time, but that goal seemingly had no effect whatsoever on the team during the game.

Fiorentina picked up a routine victory over Sassuolo as Nikola Kalinic bagged a brace to deliver the three points to La Viola.

Francesco Acerbi scored Sassuolo’s only goal in the 76th minute.

Roma maintained their title challenge with a hard-fought 1-0 win over AC Milan last night. Mbaye Niang missed a penalty in the 27th minute, andRadija Nainggolan made Milan pay dearly for their missed opportunity as he scored the winning goal for Roma.

Serie A Matchday 16 League Table

Serie A Matchday 16 Table

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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