For the 36th day of Serie A, the suspense was at the rendezvous especially in the race for Europe. Juventus, in agony for several days, had to win against Sassuolo. Fifth at kick-off, the Old Lady was three points from fourth place and therefore from the Champions League. An anomaly especially for players like Cristiano Ronaldo. This Wednesday, Andrea Pirlo’s men suffered. Without an idea, Juventus were often manhandled by a Sassuolo who secretly dreamed of the Europa League. Jeremie Boga and Domenico Berardi were doing a lot of damage to the opposing defense. The Italian missed the opening goal from the penalty spot. His shot was well repelled by the eternal Gianluigi Buffon (16th), who announced that he would leave the club this summer. After doing a round back for almost thirty minutes, Adrien Rabiot’s teammates regained their football a little.
Like Cristiano Ronaldo, the Frenchman has shown his desire to do well and has more than once launched the pressing. It was he who gave the advantage to his family with a beautiful cross strike (0-1, 29th). The Portuguese, him, always available, obviously went there from his goal, the 100th to Juventus, the 29th of the season (0-2, 45th). But if in attack Juve seemed to be doing better, in defense it was not really reassuring and Buffon had to remain vigilant more than once (28th, 39th). But the 43-year-old veteran couldn’t fire everything. After a magnificent collective action, the young Raspadori quietly adjusted to reduce the gap (1-2, 59th). Not enough to capsize Juventus who scored five minutes later. Paulo Dybala, jealous of seeing CR7 pass the 100 goal mark before him, also scored his 100th goal with a nice dive (1-3, 66th). The score will not move any more. Despite their victory, Juventus will have to play their season against Inter this weekend as their rivals have also done the job.
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AC Milan destroy Torino, Inter shower Roma, Atalanta hold on
AC Milan also had to ensure the three points not to see Juventus come back to its height. Against Torino, the Rossonneri did not tremble, on the contrary. After a very serious and solid start, the Milanese opened the scoring through Theo Hernandez. The French scored his 6th goal of the season (0-1, 19th). Dominator, AC Milan made the break a few minutes later through Frank Kessie (0-2, 26th). In the second half, the young Brahim Diaz also went there for his goal (0-3, 50th). After this third goal, Torino completely cracked to the delight of Hernandez who scored a double (62nd) but especially Rebic who scored a treble (67th, 72nd, 79th) Final score 7-0. Very good operation for the Milanese club which retains its third place and which takes care of its goal difference.
The other Milan, Inter this time, were already champions, but still secured the victory against AS Roma. A 2-1 victory thanks to Brozovic (12th) and Vecino (20th). Mkhitaryan was the goalscorer for Roma (31st). Behind the already champion Interists, Atalanta was battling to recover second place in Naples. Gian Piero Gasperini’s men quietly rolled out their football to win against Benevento. Colombian Luis Muriel opened the scoring (1-0, 22nd) before Pasalic made the break on the hour mark (66th). This victory secures the second place to Atalanta. Finally, Lazio were held in check by Parma and missed a great opportunity to get a little closer to the seventh place occupied by AS Roma. The band at Ciro Immobile could not do better than a sad 0-0. A bad operation in the potential race for the Europa League.
The 8:45 p.m. results:
Atalanta 2-0 Benevento: Luis Muriel (22nd), Mario Pasalic (67th)
Bologna 0-2 Genoa : Davide Zappacosta (13th), Gianluca Scamacca (61st)
Inter 2-1 Roma: Marcelo Brozovic (12th), Matias Vecino (20th); Henrikh Mkhitaryan (31st)
Lazio 0-0 Parma
Sampdoria 2-2 Spezia: Valerio Verre (32nd), Baldé Keita (80th); Tommaso Pobega (15th, 73rd)
Sassuolo 1-3 Juventus: Giacomo Raspadori (59th); Adrien Rabiot (28th), Cristiano Ronaldo (45th), Paulo Dybala (66th)
Torino 0-7 AC Milan: Théo Hernandez (19th, 62nd), Franck Kessie (26th), Brahim Diaz (50th), Ante Rebic (67th, 72, 79th)