The 20th round in Italy opens tonight (Friday) with the important victory of Bologna over Spezia and later this evening Lecce will host Salerno. On Saturday we will get the main course with Inter who will be hosted by Cremonese, Atalanta will meet Sampdoria and Empoli against Torino.
Carmonza – Inter (Saturday, 19:00)
Precisely after winning the Italian Super Cup at the expense of Milan, the loss in the last round to Empoli with the expulsion of Milan Shakriniar surprised all the San Siro residents who saw how their team lost fourth place with an amazing victory of Lazio 0:4 over the Rossoneri that put them above the Nerazzurri in the table. Against the leader of the table, even in an away game, Inter should manage and try to recapture the third place, and maybe even overtake the city rival on the way to the second place in the table. Juventus’ drop of points settled the top four for Simona Inzaghi’s team, the last time they lost to Cremona was in 1992.
Atalanta – Sampdoria (Saturday, 21:45, Sport2)
The team from Bergamo recorded one of the most exciting games of the season in the past round with a 3:3 against Juventus, a result that was enjoyable for the crowd at the stadium in Turin, but not for the club that dropped to sixth place following Roma’s victory over Spezia. Atalanta can take solace in the fact that they have won all four of their last meetings against Sampdoria and in the wonderful conquering form of Ademola Lookman. On the other hand, the team from Genoa with a shocking season is in 19th place, with three consecutive losses and only eight goals conceded – the fewest in the league. Dian Stankovic and his players will hope for a miracle and at least a point on the hard pitch in Bergamo.
Bologna – Spezia (0:2
For Bologna: Stefan Fosch (37), Riccardo Ursolini (77)
Lecce – Salernitana (21:45)
Empoli – Turin (Saturday, 16:00)
The other matches of the 20th round in Italy:
Milan – Sassuolo (Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Sport4)
Juventus – Monza (16:00, Sport3)
Lazio – Fiorentina (Sunday, 19:00)
Naples – Rome (Sunday, 21:45)
Udinese – Verona (21:45, Sport3)