Hello everyone welcome to the weekly Serie A review
Juventus defeated Palermo 2-0 in a one sided match, Juve controlled the match and with a little luck could have had more goals, after their 1-0 defeat in the Champions League it was important that Juve got a good result and they did. The goals for the Bianconeri were scored by Spanish international Fernando Llorente and Chilean international Arturo Vidal. Juve seem unbeatable in Serie A and newly promoted Palermo found out the hard way. The Sicilians must find a way to play better or they will be back down as fast as they came up, after a fantastic season in Serie B they are having trouble adjusting for sure.
Roma we’re held to a 0-0 draw in Genoa by Sampadoria. I don’t remember the last time Roma got shut out, although they controlled most
of the play they could not find the mark. In part because Sampa is playing very well right now and are unbeaten at home, Mihavolic’s men are right behind the Romans in the standings and I’m sure could not be happier. After the disastrous defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League it will be interesting to see if Roma can come back and play premier soccer again, one thing that game showed is that Roma have ways to go before they can compete against the best in Europe.
Napoli defeated Hellas Verona 6-2, Gonzalo Higuaín with 3, Marek Hamsik with 2 andJose Callejon with 1 got the goals for the Partenopei while Icelandic international Hallfredsson and Nico Lopez replied for Verona. Napoli are beautiful to watch and have lots of great talent when they are playing together they are amazing, they controlled the play and deserved the lopsided win however in my view they are vulnerable on defense and are inconsistent to say the least, they must find a way to get stronger and maybe only then will they challenge for the top spots. After a good season last year Verona are only a shadow of themselves this year, after selling key players I guess it was to be expected.
AC Milan and Fiorentina played to a 1-1 draw on a beautiful night at San Siro. The match up was a good one with both teams attacking and it led to many great plays. Dutch international Nigel De Jong scored for the Rossoneri while Croatian Josep Llicic replied for the Viola. Milan lost an opportunity to gain some ground on Sampa and Roma, playing at home a win was expected and although have more points than last year at this time their play has not convinced. Fiorentina who are having a hard time finding their rhythm in Serie A are nevertheless playing extremely well in the Europa League with 3 straight wins, a mystery of sorts I guess
In Other Results
Inter got a much needed win on the road by defeating newly promoted Cesena 1-0
Parma’s woes continue as they lose 3-1 to Sassuolo at home, things are getting worse for the Parmiggiani.
Lazio of Rome defeated Torino 2-1 in a well fought match, the game was in doubt till the last whistle
Cagliari keeps pumping goals at an astonishing rate, this time the demolished newly promoted Empoli 4-0
Genoa who is the surprise so far this season got an important road win by defeating Chievo Verona 2-1
Udinese who are right up there with leaders continue their fortunes by defeating Atalanta di Bergamo 2-0