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