Hello every one welcome the Serie A Review
Juventus defeated Lazio 3-0 on a beautiful evening in Rome, French superstar in the making Paul Pogba got 2 goals while sensational Carlos Tevez who continues to score at high pace got the other one. The expectations we’re high for Lazio who are playing well, playing at home there was no better moment to show what they can do however the Bianconeri we’re determined to not let this one slip away. Playing well from the start Juve never looked back after that initial goal from Pogba, they have so much depth that they can actually field a B team and still be competitive, if they keep playing this way it will be very difficult for Roma and the other pretenders to catch them. Lazio for their part I think have a better idea about their team after this game although they must not lose focus and continue to improve.
Roma kept pace with Juve with a 2-1 win over Atalanta in a game played in Bergamo, Belgian sensation Radja Nanggolan and Adem Ljajic who has been on fire since coming in scored for the Romans while Maximiliano Morales replied for the Bergamasci. Roma dominated possession as expected and their midfield was dominant however Atalanta who always play well at home showed some flashes of brilliance when they had the ball. The Romani have no choice but to keep pressing Juve and hope that they stumble at one point if they want any chance of surpassing them. It’s been a tough start to the season for Atalanta however in my view they do have some quality players and if they get their act together they might save their season.
Napoli stumbled at home in a 3-3 draw against high scoring Cagliari. Swiss international Gockan Inler, Gonzalo Higuain and Dutch Jonathan De Guzman got the goals for the Partenopei while Diego Farias with 2 and Victor Ibarbo replied for the Sardinians.
Napoli have a beautiful looking team fluid and explosive when they have the ball however when they don’t have the ball is more complicated again we saw the lack of anticipation from some of the players. If Napoli have any chance of catching Roma and Juve they have to replace some players on defensively. Cagliari have an exciting team as well with the same kind of problems if they can shore up defensively they could be dangerous.
The much anticipated derby between Inter Milan and AC Milan ended in a 1-1 draw the match marked the coaching return of Roberto Mancini who won 3 titles with Inter Milan his first time around. Frenchman Jeremy Menez scored for AC while Obi Joel Chukwuma replied for Inter. A fair result reflective of their respective qualities and faults, I don’t think either team has what it takes this year although AC seem more likely to advance their standing. Lots of quality on both teams however not much flow not convincing enough in my view.
Fiorentina got back to winning ways by defeating Hellas Verona 2-1 on goals from Gonzalo Rodriguez and Colombian Juan Quadrato, the usual suspect Nico Lopez replied for the Verona. The Tuscans who seem to play better away from home have one of the best passing teams in Europe although they miss Giuseppe Rossi they are showing that they are a total team in my view with a little help offensively they can be a real threat to the leaders. Verona for their part are having a sea saw season they need immediate help in midfield if they want to improve in my view.
In Other Scores
Torino was surprised at home 1-0 by surging Sassuolo, although playing in a small town Sassuolo is a very old team with great fans, I’m happy to see them win considering their relative meager budget
Empoli surprised Parma 1-0 on a cold night in Parma, the Parmiggiani are in deep trouble they need immediate help or they will be demoted which rarely happens in their case
Genoa and Palermo played to a 1-1 stale mate a fair result although disappointing for the Genovese who are looking up at the moment
Sampadoria continue their impressive start with another positive result in a 1-1 draw against newly promoted Cesena
Udinese and Chievo Verona also played to a 1-1 draw a disappointing result for Udinese I’m sure and a positive one for Chievo who desperately need points to move out of last place
All and all the standings in my view is reflective of the quality of the teams with a few exceptions in my view
Here you have it another exciting week in Serie A where the game is played with style…. stay tuned for more action and results