The Serie A continues with another round of matches across match day 28.
There were 40 goals scored, 44 yellow cards and four red cards. Five home wins were recorded, three away wins and two draws.
League leaders Juventus continued their sojourn to another title with a four nil smashing of 10-men Lecce on Friday night with goals from Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain and Matthijs de Ligt to open a seven points lead at the top.
Second placed Lazio reduced the deficit to four points with with a late win over Fiorentina.
Lazio were down by a lone goal at the end of the first half when former Bayern Munich winger Frank Ribery put Fiorentina up with a lovely solo goal in the 25th minute.
The second half saw the Eagles turned the tides. Serie A top scorer Ciro Immobile equalized from the spot before Luis Alberto scored the winner with seven minutes left on the clock to secure maximum three points for the capital based club.
Fiorentina ended the match with ten men as Dusan Vlahovic got a late straight red card.
Inter Milan delivered a late fight scoring two goals in the final ten minutes against Parma to grab the necessary three points as they keep up the pace in the title run.
The first half ended with Inter going behind as early as the 15th minute. Ivory Coast’s Gervinho putting Parma up.
The Nerrazurri’s resurgence in the second half suffered a set back when Tommaso Berni got a straight red card in the 69 minute.
Internazional were in danger of another loss but assistant manager, Cristian Stellini who was standing in for the suspended Antonio Conte had other options.
A quartet of substitutions changed the course of the encounter.
Stellini brought in former Premier League players. The trio of Alexis Sanchez, Victor Moses, Ashley Young alongside Alessandro Bastoni.
Inter got the much needed equalizer through Dutchman Stefan de Vrij heading home from a corner kick in the 84th minute.
Parma’s Juraj Kucka got a second yellow card and his marching orders shortly after.
The Milan based team took advantage of having equal men on the pitch with Parma as they surge forward for a winner.
Substitute Moses delivered a perfect cross for fellow substitute Bastoni to nod home the winner in the 87th minute to complete the turn around.
Atalanta won’t stop scoring and won’t stop winning. The Blue and Blacks edged Udinese in a five goal thriller away from home. Colombia duo of Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel made sure the Gasparini led side had all points in the bag going back to Bargamo. They maintained their fourth place on the log with four points behind third placed Inter.
Atalanta free scoring spree has seen them scored 80 goals in 28 games and 25 in their last 6 in the league.
AC Milan boosted their European qualification hopes with a two nil win over AS Roma. Croatia’s Ante Rebic and Turkey’s Hakan Calhanoglu two Second half goals gave Milan all points.
Napoli rejuvenation under Gennaro Gattuso continued with a three goals to one win over SPAL who are last on the table to move three points behind fifth placed Roma.
Other results saw Hellas Verona played out a three all draw against Sassuolo. Sampdoria lost 1-2 at home to Bologna, Brescia and Genoa also shared the spoils with a two all draw while Cagliari were 4-2 better than Genoa.
Results In Full
Juventus 4 – 0 Lecce
Brescia 2 – 2 Genoa
Cagliari 4 – 2 Torino
Lazio 2 – 1 Fiorentina
Milan 2 – 0 Roma
Napoli 3 – 1 SPAL Sampdoria 1 – 2 Bologna Udinese 2 – 3 Atalanta
Sassuolo 3 – 3 Verona Parma 1 – 2 Inter
Serie A returns for match day 29 between June 30 and July 2.
Match Day 29 Fixtures
Torino vs Lazio
Genoa vs Juventus
Bologna vs Cagliari
Inter vs Brescia
Fiorentina vs Sassuolo
Verona vs Parma
Lecce vs Sampdoria
SPAL vs Milan
Atalanta vs Napoli
Roma vs Udinese