Serie A Matchday 14 Review

By  Umair Asif - 29 November 2016

Despite losing to Genoa this weekend, Juventus are still at the top with 33 points. The Turin outfit is holding on to the top spot, and the competition at the top is getting intense. Teams like Lazio, Milan, and Roma are keeping the chase, making the title race even more attractive. Currently placed at the 5th spot – Atalanta – have proved to the surprise package this season.

Matchday 14 in Serie A saw some exciting and overwhelming encounters. Torino hosted Chievoverona and secured a hard-fought win against the visitors. Milan demolished Empoli, finding back of the net on four occasions. This was a much-needed away-win for Milan, who are now placed at the 3rd spot and leveled on points with Roma. The other outfit from Milan, Inter, hosted Fiorentina and despite conceding two goals, managed to win by a comfortable margin.

Lazio also secured a crucial win against the struggling Palermo, whereas Atalanta edged past Bologna in their away fixture. Roma hosted relegation fighter, Pescara, but the visitors gave the host a real tough time before handing them the win. The shock; however, was Napoli’s draw at home against the 16th placed Sassuolo. The happening of Matchday 14 has turned the temperature high in Serie A, and teams fighting hard for the European spots have now realized that there’s no room for mistake left.

Match of the Week

Genoa 3-1 Juventus

Genoa hosted the league leaders, Juventus, hoping to contain the Juve attack but instead delivered a major blow. The toppers were shocked to see the counter-attack of the hosts and had no answer for it. This is now the 3rd defeat of the season for Juventus and leaves them only four points clear from chasing Roma and Milan.

Team of the Week

AC Milan

AC Milan secured their seventh win of the season and surprisingly, it’s was an away win.  Empoli hosted Milan knowing they have a poor away-from-home record but were stunned to see the attacking mindset of their opponents. Despite conceding a goal, Milan netted four goals to silence the critics and announced their intentions deafeningly.

Player of the Week

Edin Dzeko

Edin Dzeko is now the leading striker in Europe with 12 goals and three assists so far in 14 appearances. The Bosnian is on fire this season and his partnership with M. Salah is the reason Roma are sitting comfortably at the 2nd spot. If Roma wants to keep their chances to lift the Serie A crown and qualify for next year’s Champions League, Dzeko needs to be the main man for them.

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