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Serie A Roundup: Juventus Remains Top Of The League

Paul Pogba of Juventus FC celebrates victory at the end of the Serie A match between Juventus FC and Empoli FC at Juventus Arena on April 2, 2016 in Turin, Italy. April 02, 2016| Credit: Valerio Pennicino

Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus remain at the top of Serie A in today’s Serie A Roundup on The Stoppage Time. At the Juventus Stadium in Torino, a 44th minute goal from Mario Mandzukic powered The Old Lady to a 1-0 win over Marco Giampaolo’s Empoli FC. The victory keeps Juventus six point clear at the top.

Meanwhile, at the Friuli Denominazione Commerciale “Dacia Arena” in Udine, Maurizio Sarri’s SSC Napoli suffered a shock defeat to Luigi De Canio’s Udinese by the score of 3-1. Bruno Fernandes scored a brace in the 14th minute and first minute of first half injury time while Cyril Thereau slammed the door shut on 57 minutes. Gonzalo Higuain scored an early equalizer in the 24th minute of play but would be sent off for a second yellow card in the 75th minute.

Luciano Spalletti’s AS Roma were ruthless in their 4-1 rout of Simone Inzaghi’s SS Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Stephan El Shaarawy (15′), Edin Dzeko (64′), Alessandro Florenzi (83′) and Diego Perotti (87′) scored for Roma, while Lazio’s lone goal came from Marco Parolo in the 75th minute of play. Wesley Hoedt was sent off for a second yellow in the 95th minute for Lazio.

Josep Ilicic gave Paulo Sousa’s Fiorentina a 1-0 lead on 24 minutes at the Artemio Franchi in Florece, but Ricardo Alvarez‘s equalizer in the 39th minute consigned the hosts to a 1-1 draw with Vincenzo Montella’s UC Sampdoria.

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Both Milan teams suffered heavy defeats on the weekend. Sinisa Mihajlovic’s AC Milan fell 2-1 to Edoardo Reja’s Atalanta at the Atletio Azzuri D’Italia in Bergamo. Mauricio Pinilla (44′) and Alejandro Gomez (62′) scored for Atalanta, while Luiz Adriano opened up the scoring in the fifth minute for Milan.

Meanwhile, at the San Siro in Milan, Giampiero Ventura’s Torino FC earned a big scalp in the form of a 2-1 win over Roberto Mancini’s Inter Milan. Mauro Icardi opened up the scoring in the 17th minute of play but Torino rallied back with goals from Cristian Molinaro (55′) and Andrea Belotti (73′).

Here are scores from other matches across Serie A.

Sassuolo 3, Carpi 1
Chievo Verona 3, Palermo 1
Genoa 4, Frosinone 0
Hellas Verona 1, Bologna 0

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Juventus (X) 31 23 4 4 56 16 +40 73 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Napoli 31 20 7 4 63 27 +36 67
3 Roma 31 18 9 4 66 32 +34 63 Qualification to Champions League play-off round
4 Fiorentina 31 16 8 7 51 33 +18 56 Qualification to UEFA Europa League group stage
5 Internazionale 31 16 7 8 41 30 +11 55 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round
6 Milan 31 13 10 8 41 33 +8 49
7 Sassuolo 31 12 12 7 40 34 +6 48
8 Lazio 31 11 9 11 39 42 −3 42
9 Chievo 31 11 8 12 37 40 −3 41
10 Genoa 31 10 7 14 36 37 −1 37
11 Torino 31 9 9 13 39 43 −4 36
12 Bologna 31 10 6 15 30 36 −6 36
13 Atalanta 31 9 9 13 30 36 −6 36
14 Empoli 31 9 9 13 34 43 −9 36
15 Udinese 31 9 7 15 29 46 −17 34
16 Sampdoria 31 8 9 14 44 49 −5 33
17 Carpi 31 6 10 15 29 49 −20 28
18 Palermo 31 7 7 17 29 54 −25 28 Relegation to Serie B
19 Frosinone 31 7 6 18 29 59 −30 27
20 Hellas Verona 31 3 13 15 27 51 −24 22
Updated to match(es) played on 4 April 2016. Source: Serie A, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-Head points; 3) Head-to-Head goal difference; 4) Head-to-Head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Away goals; 8) Draw.[33]
(X) Assured of at least Europa League, but may still qualify for Champions League.

Here are your predicted scorelines for Match Day 32 of the Serie A season.

Inter Milan 4, Frosinone 0
Chievo Verona 2, Carpi 1
Genoa 3, Sassuolo 1
Juventus 3, AC Milan 2
Fiorentina 3, Empoli 0
Napoli 3, Hellas Verona 1
Udinese 2, Sampdoria 0
Torino 2, Atalanta 2
Lazio 1, Palermo 0
AS Roma 4, Bologna 0

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