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2020-2021 Serie A Week 18 RESULTS / Eighteenth Round on Friday 15, Saturday 16, Sunday 17, and Monday 18 January 2021

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Hello, my friends. Here are the 2020-2021 Serie A Week 18 RESULTS / Eighteenth Round on Friday 15, Saturday 16, Sunday 17, and Monday 18 January 2021.

👉 Juventus winner of the 2019-2020 Serie A Scudetto

⚽️ Serie A Top Scorer up to Week 18: (Updated on Monday 18 January 2021)
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo with 15 goals

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The leadership remain the same with AC Milan being the sole leader of the Serie A after defeating Cagliari at the Sardegna Arena.  AC Milan reaching 43 points followed by Inter in the 2nd position with 40 points.   The hero for Milan is forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic scoring the two goals for the Rossoneri taking the team by the hand towards the Scudetto.

The awaited Derby d’Italia between Inter and Juventus at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium is won by Inter!. The duel Romelu Lukaku vs Cristiano Ronaldo did not exists. The goals for Inter were scored by the ex-Juventus player Arturo Vidal in the 13th minute and Nicolò Barella in the 52nd minute. Certainly, this is a super victory for Inter Coach Antonio Conte reaching 40 points.  Juventus went down from the 4th to the 5th position.  The last time Inter defeated Juventus in Serie A with a 2-0 was in April 2010.

Lazio with a sprint race to climb the Serie A Standing defeating AS Roma in the Serie A Week 18 game “Derby della Capitale” on Friday 15 January at the Olimpico di Roma Stadium in Rome.  Lazio shortening the distance reaching 31 points to be -3 points below Roma. It is an important home victory for Lazio because they claimed the full bragging rights to rule in Rome! What a slap for Roma not even being able to score an honor goal. This is the first time that the Derby is being played on a Friday.

Torino failing big time to win the Serie A Week 18 against Spezia game on Saturday 16 January at the Olimpico Torino Stadium in Turin. This goalless draw might be considered a lost for Torino considering they were playing against a 10-men squad since the 8th minute when Referee Fabbri sent off Luca Vignali upgrading his yellow card to a red card. Clearly, Torino are just desperately crying out for help as they remain in the relegation zone and not showing a convincing performance this season.  Torino, despite having 66% ball possession, failed to score a goal. Spezia with 34% and with 10 players resisted.  Simply put, Spezia, promoted from the Serie B, are doing a better job.

Udinese with a step back after taking the lead against Sampdoria in the 57th minute with Rodrigo de Paul.  Sampdoria making a comeback to claim the victory with a 2-1.   Antonio Candreva equalizing for the 1-1 after converting a penalty in the 67th minute.  The penalty conceded by Rolando Mandragora after a foul on Candreva.  Surely, a positive debut by forward Ernesto Torregrossa scoring the winner goal for the 2-1 in the 81st minute.   The Udinese crisis is alarming seeing them without a win in seven games!

Bologna claiming a home victory at the Renato dall’Ara Stadium defeating Hellas Verona.  Bologna win with a 1-0.  The goal scored by Ricardo Orsolini converting a penalty with a left footed shot in the bottom right corner.  The penalty was conceded by Marco Silvestri after a foul on Roberto Soriano.  Surely, the victory is a boost for the morale of the team and Coach Siniša Mihajlović.

Oh my gosh!  A thunder, an earthquake, a giant collapse for Fiorentina!!!!  Yep, Napoli just crushed Fiorentina humiliating them with a mega goleada 6-0 at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium!!  Napoli who were heavily criticized for the Covid-19 rumors among players, silenced the critics on the pitch!  It’s a super victory not only for the team, but for Coach Gennaro Gattuso and the City.  The victory helping Napoli climbed above AS Roma reaching 34 points and having better goal difference into third place, Fiorentina are 14th with 18 points. Goals by Lorenzo Insigne with a brace, Diego Demme, Hirving Lozano, Piotr Zielinski and Matteo Politano.  Napoli climbing from the 6th to the 3rd position.  That’s how important this victory is gold!

Atalanta and Genoa ending with a goalless draw at the Gewiss Stadium.  Not a good result for Atalanta having won three consecutive games.   Genoa seeing this away point more like a victory.

The battle of the “Serie B promoted teams” Crotone vs Benevento is won by Crotone! A poker against Benevento with a brace by Simy, Vulic and an own goal from Glik. Surely, an important home victory for Crotone Coach Stroppa and its players defeating Coach Filippo Inzaghi with a 4-1.

Another draw in this round is Sassuolo 1 – 1 Parma.  It is a painful lost for Parma because the 1 point is not enough to rescue them from the relegation zone having only 13 points just like Torino.

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👉 Results from Serie A Week 18

👉 Top Serie A teams standing AFTER Serie A Week 18 game. First 4 qualifying for Champions League, 5 and 6 for Europa League. (Monday 18 January 2021)

AC MILAN, 1st position with 43 points and a positive goal difference of +20

INTER, 2nd position with 40 points and a positive goal difference of +22

NAPOLI, 3rd positions with 34 points and a positive goal difference of +24

UEFA Europa League AS ROMA, 4th position with 33 points and a positive goal difference of +8

JUVENTUS, 5th position with 33 points and a positive goal difference of +17

– ATALANTA, 6th position with 32 points and a positive goal difference of +18

Relegation Zone:

– TORINO, 18th position with 13 points and a negative goal difference of -9

– PARMA, 19th position with 13 points and a negative goal difference of -20

– CROTONE, 20th position with 12 points and a negative goal difference of -20

👉 2020 – 2021 Italy Serie A Standing – Serie A Table up to Monday 18 January 2021
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Serie A Week 18: Result CAGLIARI 0 – 2 AC MILAN, Monday 18 January 2021

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44% Ball Possession CAGLIARI and 56% Ball Possession AC MILAN
Cagliari 0 – 2 AC Milan
.                                                           7′ Zlatan Ibrahimović (pen)
.                                                         51′ Zlatan Ibrahimović

Serie A Standing BEFORE the game:
AC Milan, 1st position with 40 points and a positive goal difference of +18
Cagliari, 17th position with 14 points and a negative goal difference of -11

AC Milan win the Serie A Week 18 defeating Cagliari on Monday 18 January 2021 at the Sardegna Arena in Cagliari, Italy.   AC Milan with the victory keep the sole leadership with 43 points followed by Inter in the second position with 40 points.  Cagliari failed to grab this home victory while AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimović claimed the full 3 points for the Rossoneri scoring 12 goals this season.

Referee Rosario Abisso gives a penalty to AC Milan and it is forward Zlatan Ibrahimović to convert the penalty defeating Cagliari goalkeeper Alessio Cragno with a right footed shot in the center.  The King is Back to lead the Rossoneri! The penalty is conceded by Charalampos Lykogianni after a foul on Ibrahimović.

Undoubtedly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has returned stronger and proving he is the leading force for the Rossoneri in the 51stminute. Ibrahimovic just increasing the score for the 0-2 after Referee Abisso validated the goal.

Here is CAGLIARI official starting lineup – formation by Coach Eusebio Di Francesco:

CAGLIARI (4-3-2-1): Cragno; Zappa, Ceppitelli, Godín, Lykogiannïs; Marin, Nainggolan, Duncan; Pereiro, Simeone; João Pedro.

Here is AC MILAN official starting lineup – formation by Coach Stefano Pioli:

AC MILAN (4-2-3-1): G. Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjær, Romagnoli, Dalot; Kessie, Tonali; Castillejo, Díaz, Hauge; Ibrahimović.

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Referee Rosario Abisso from the section of Palermo will be assisted by Stefano Liberti from the section of Pisa and Alessio Tolfo from the section of Pordenone. The fourth official will be Fabrizio Pasqua from the section of Tivoli. The VAR will be Davide Massa from the section of Imperia and Alessandro Lo Cicero from the section of Brescia.


2020 – 2021 Italian Serie A Week 18

Cagliari 0 – 2 AC Milan
Monday 18 January 2021
Sardegna Arena
Cagliari, Italy

20:45

Referee: ABISSO
Assistants: LIBERTI – TOLFO
Fourth Official: PASQUA
VAR: MASSA
AVAR: LO CICERO

Goals: 7′ Zlatan Ibrahimović (pen)(M), 51′ Zlatan Ibrahimović (M)

Official lineups – formations – tabellino:

CAGLIARI (4-3-2-1): Cragno; Zappa, Ceppitelli, Godín, Lykogiannïs; Marin, Nainggolan, Duncan; Pereiro, Simeone; João Pedro.

Subs: Aresti, Vicario; Boccia, Tripaldelli, Walukiewicz; Caligara, Delpupo, Oliva; Cerri, Pavoletti, Sottil, Tramoni.

Coach: Eusebio Di Francesco.

AC MILAN (4-2-3-1): G. Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjær, Romagnoli, Dalot; Kessie, Tonali; Castillejo, Díaz, Hauge; Ibrahimović.

Subs: A. Donnarumma, Tătărușanu; Conti, Kalulu, Musacchio; Di Gesù, Meïte, Michelis, Saelemaekers; Colombo, Maldini, Roback.

Coach: Stefano Pioli.

Referee: Abisso from Palermo.

 

Serie A Week 18: Result NAPOLI 6 – 0 FIORENTINA, Sunday 17 January 2021

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49% Ball Possession NAPOLI and 51% Ball Possession FIORENTINA
Napoli 6 – 0 Fiorentina

5′ Lorenzo Insigne
36′ Diego Demme
38′ Hirving Lozano
45′ Piotr Zielinski
72′ Lorenzo Insigne (pen)
89′ Matteo Politano

Serie A Standing BEFORE the game:
Napoli, 6th position with 31 points and a positive goal difference of +18
Fiorentina, 13th position with 18 points and a negative goal difference of -5

Napoli just crushed Fiorentina humiliating them with a mega goleada 6-0 at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Sunday 17 January 2021 winning the Serie A Week 18 game!!

Napoli, who were heavily criticized for the Covid-19 rumors among players, silenced the critics on the pitch and hello, what a way to silence them!  It’s a super victory not only for the team, but for Coach Gennaro Gattuso and the City.  The victory helping Napoli climbed from the 6th to the 3rd position above AS Roma reaching 34 points and having better goal difference. Fiorentina stepping down to the 14th with 18 points. Goals by Lorenzo Insigne with a brace, Diego Demme, Hirving Lozano, Piotr Zielinski and Matteo Politano.

Napoli climbing from the 6th to the 3rd position.  That’s how important this victory is gold! We might say it rained goals at the Stadium and no umbrella protecting Fiorentina. Imagine, Napoli are the only team in Europe’s top five leagues to score four or more first-half goals on two occasions this season, having done so against Atalanta in October 2020.

Napoli opened the score in the 5th minute  starting the flood with Captain Lorenzo Insigne defeating Fiorentina goalkeeper with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner. The assist is by Andrea Petagna.

Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso must have felt this defeat just as a bullet ! It’s so painful to watch one’s team to lose so badly.

Here is NAPOLI official starting lineup – formation by Coach Gennaro Gattuso:

Napoli (4-3-3): Ospina; Hysaj, Manolas, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Zielinski, Bakayoko, Demme; Lozano, Petagna, L. Insigne.

Here is FIORENTINA official starting lineup – formation by Coach Cesare Prandelli:

Fiorentina (3-4-2-1): Dragowski; Ger. Pezzella, Milenkovic, Igor; Venuti, Amrabat, Castrovilli, Biraghi; Ribery, Callejon; Vlahovic.

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2020 – 2021 Italian Serie A Week 18

Napoli 6 – 0 Fiorentina
Sunday 17 January 2021
San Paolo Stadium
Napoli, Italy

12:30

Referee: CHIFFI
Assistants PASSERI – PAGANESSI
Fourth Official: MANGANIELLO
VAR: DI BELLO
AVAR: CECCONI

Goals: 5′ Lorenzo Insigne, 36′ Diego Demme, 38′ Hirving Lozano, 45′ Piotr Zielinski, 72′ Lorenzo Insigne (pen), 89′ Matteo Politano

Official lineups – formations – tabellino:

NAPOLI (4-2-3-1): Ospina; Hysaj, Manolas (77′ Rrahmani), Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Demme, Bakayoko; Lozano (62′ Politano), Zielinski (72′ Elmas), Insigne (79′ Cioffi); Petagna (73′ Mertens).

Subs: Meret, Contini, Ghoulam, Maksimovic, Lobotka, Llorente.

Coach: Gennao Gattuso

FIORENTINA (3-4-2-1): Dragowski; Igor, Milenkovic, Pezzella; Venuti, Amrabat, Castrovilli (74′ Pulgar), Biraghi; Callejon (74′ Bonaventura), Ribery (45′ Kouamé), Vlahovic.

Subs: Terracciano, Ricco, Quarta, Caceres, Barreca, Borja Valero, Montiel, Eysseric, Krastev.

Coach:  Cesare Prandelli

 

Serie A Week 18: Result INTER 2 – 0 JUVENTUS, Sunday 17 January 2021

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49% Ball Possession INTER and 51% Ball Possession JUVENTUS
Inter 2 – 0 Juventus

13′ Arturo Vidal
52′ Nicolò Barella

Serie A Standing BEFORE the game:
Inter, 2nd position with 37 points and a positive goal difference of +20
Juventus, 4th position with 33 points and a positive goal difference of +19

The big match for the leadership is present with this Derby d’Italia!  Inter humiliate Juventus winning the Serie A Week 18 game on Sunday 17 January 2021 at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium in Milan, Italy.  Inter needed the victory to keep up the pace for the Scudetto with city rivals AC Milan reaching now 40 points.  AC Milan still to play on Monday against Cagliari.   Juventus needed the victory to defend their title and climb the Serie A Standing being now -7 points below Inter.  It’s a flop for Andrea Pirlo and a boost for Inter Coach Antonio Conte.   The duel between leading strikers Romelu Lukaku vs Cristiano Ronaldo was no duel both failing to score.

Inter opening the score in the 13th minute.  It is the ex-Juventus player Arturo Vidal to give the lead to Inter defeating Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny with a headed shot in the top left corner. The assist is by Nicolò Barella. Vidal not celebrating the goal while his teammates surround him to congratulating him for this early goal. This is the first goal of the season by Vidal for Inter.

Inter just gaining momentum at the Meazza and score the second goal of the match in the 52nd minute with Nicolò Barella.

Here is INTER official starting lineup – formation by Coach Antonio Conte:

INTER (3-5-2): 1 Handanovic; 37 Skriniar, 6 de Vrij, 95 Bastoni; 2 Hakimi, 23 Barella, 77 Brozovic, 22 Vidal, 15 Young; 9 Lukaku, 10 Lautaro.’

Here is JUVENTUS official starting lineup – formation by Coach Andrea Pirlo:

JUVENTUS (3-5-2): 1 Szczesny; 13 Danilo, 19 Bonucci, 3 Chiellini; 22 Chiesa, 25 Rabiot, 30 Bentancur, 8 Ramsey, 38 Frabotta; 9 Morata, 7 Ronaldo.

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2020 – 2021 Italian Serie A Week 18

Inter 2 – 0 Juventus
Sunday 17 January 2021
Giuseppe Meazza Stadium
Milan, Italy

20:45

Referee: DOVERI
Assistants: CARBONE – PERETTI
Fourth Official: MARESCA
VAR: CALVARESE
AVAR: ALASSIO

Goals: 13′ Arturo Vidal (I), 52′ Nicolò Barella (I)

Official lineups – formations – tabellino:

INTER (3-5-2): 1 Handanovic; 37 Skriniar, 6 de Vrij, 95 Bastoni; 2 Hakimi, 23 Barella, 77 Brozovic, 22 Vidal, 15 Young; 9 Lukaku, 10 Lautaro.

Substitutes: 27 Padelli, 97 Radu, 5 Gagliardini, 7 Sanchez, 11 Kolarov, 12 Sensi, 13 Ranocchia, 14 Perisic, 24 Eriksen, 36 Darmian, 99 Pinamonti.

Coach: Antonio Conte.

JUVENTUS (3-5-2): 1 Szczesny; 13 Danilo, 19 Bonucci, 3 Chiellini; 22 Chiesa, 25 Rabiot, 30 Bentancur, 8 Ramsey, 38 Frabotta; 9 Morata, 7 Ronaldo.

Substitutes: 31 Pinsoglio, 42 Garofani, 77 Buffon, 5 Arthur, 14 McKennie, 28 Demiral, 33 Bernardeschi, 36 Di Pardo, 37 Dragusin, 41 Fagioli, 44 Kulusevski, 56 F. Ranocchia.

Coach: Andrea Pirlo.

Serie A Week 18: Result SAMPDORIA 2 – 1 UDINESE, Saturday 16 January 2021

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54% Ball Possession SAMPDORIA and 46% Ball Possession UDINESE
Sampdoria 2 – 1 Udinese
67′ Antonio Candreva (pen) 55’Rodrigo De Paul
81′ Ernesto Torregrossa

Serie A Standing BEFORE the game:
Sampdoria, 11th position with 20 points and a negative goal difference of -2
Udinese, 15th position with 16 points and a negative goal difference of -7

Udinese with a step back after taking the lead against Sampdoria in the 57th minute with Rodrigo de Paul. Sampdoria making a comeback to claim the victory with a 2-1 on Saturday 16 January 2021 at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium. Antonio Candreva equalizing for the 1-1 after converting a penalty in the 67th minute. The penalty conceded by Rolando Mandragora after a foul on Candreva. Surely, a positive debut by forward Ernesto Torregrossa scoring the winner goal for the 2-1 in the 81st minute. The Udinese crisis is alarming seeing them without a win in seven games!

Sampdoria overturning the result in the 81st minute. The winner goal scored by Ernesto Torregrossa defeating Udinese goalkeeper with a headed shot in the top right corner. The assist is by Tommaso Augello with a cross. Torregrossa making his debut with a goal to claim the victory and making new fans.

Here is SAMPDORIA official starting lineup – formation by Coach Claudio Ranieri:

Sampdoria (4-4-1-1): Audero; Bereszynski, Yoshida, Colley, Augello; Candreva, Silva, Ekdal, Damsgaard; Verre; Quagliarella.

Here is UDINESE official starting lineup – formation by Coach Luca Gotti:

Udinese (3-5-1-1): Musso; Becao, Bonifazi, Samir; Stryger Larsen, De Paul, Walace, Mandragora, Zeegelaar; Pereyra; Lasagna.

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2020 – 2021 Italian Serie A Week 18

Sampdoria 2 – 1 Udinese
Saturday 16 January 2021
Luigi Ferraris Stadium
Genova, Italy

18:00

Referee: SACCHI
Assistants: TEGONI – VONO
Fourth Official: GARIGLIO
VAR: VALERI
AVAR: DEL GIOVANE

Goals: 55′ Rodrigo De Paul (U), 67′ Antonio Candreva (S)(PEN), 81′ Ernesto Torregrossa (S),

Official Lineups – formations – tabellino:

Sampdoria (4-4-1-1): Audero; Bereszynski, Yoshida, Colley, Augello; Candreva, Silva (73’ Ramirez), Ekdal (84’ Askildsen), Damsgaard (62’ Thorsby); Verre (62’ Keita); Quagliarella (62’ Torregrossa).

Subs: Ravaglia, Letica, Rocha, Regini, La Gumina, Leris, Prelec.

Coach:  Claudio Ranieri

Udinese (3-5-1-1): Musso; Becao, Bonifazi, Samir; Stryger Larsen (83’ Molina), De Paul, Walace (83’ Nestorovski), Mandragora (77’ Arslan), Zeegelaar (87’ Ouwejan); Pereyra; Lasagna.

Subs: Scuffet, Gasparini, Makengo, Deulofeu, De Maio.

Coach: Luca Gotti

Booked: Askildsen, Zeegelaar