Many goals in this 29th matchday of A league, brought forward to Saturday in anticipation of Easter 2021. After the 1-1 match between Milan and Sampdoria, important victories came for Gattuso’s Napoli, Atalanta, Lazio and for Verona on the Cagliari field. Draw instead for Roma against Sassuolo, between Benevento and Parma and also between Genoa and Fiorentina. Here are the results and scorers of the matches.
Naples 4-3 Crotone – Napoli wins 4-3 with Crotone not without suffering. However, Gattuso’s team found their fourth consecutive victory and rose to 56 points. Partenopei ahead on 19 ‘with Insigne, doubling with Osimhen on 22’, then Simy’s break on 25 ‘reduces the disadvantage but on 34’ Mertens finds the trio. At the beginning of the second half Simy again shortens the distance in the 48th minute and in the 59th minute finds an unexpected 3-3, but in the 72nd minute Di Lorenzo closes the accounts 4-3 against a nice Crotone. Cosmi’s team, however, remains last at 15 points.
Atalanta-Udinese 3-2 – Third consecutive championship victory for Atalanta who beat Udinese 3-2 to -2 from the second position in the standings occupied by Milan. At the Gewiss Stadium, under pouring rain, the ‘Goddess’ took the lead in the 19th minute with Muriel, the Colombian scored a brace in the 43rd minute, a minute later he shortened for the Friulian Pereyra. In the second half Zapata fixed the result at 60 ‘, with Larsen shortening the gap at 71’. The classification sees the Bergamo team rise to 58 points, while Udinese stops at 33.
Lazio 2-1 Spezia – Important European victory for Lazio who at the Olimpico suffers against an excellent Spezia but manages to win 2-1 thanks to goals from Lazzari in the 56th minute and a penalty from Caicedo in the 89th minute. For the Ligurians the momentary equal goal with a spectacular overhead shot by Verde in the 72nd minute. In the standings the biancocelesti rise to 52 points, while Spezia is still at 29.
Cagliari 0-2 Verona – The Verona corsair in Cagliari. Juric’s team won 2-0 away thanks to goals from Barak in the 54th minute and Lasagna in the 99th minute and moved to eighth place in the standings with 41 points, beating Sassuolo. Cagliari was very unfortunate and in the second half also hit a post with Simeone. For the Sardinians it is the third consecutive defeat that leaves them with 22 points in third from last place.
Sassuolo 2-2 Rome – Sassuolo blocks Roma at 2-2 in Reggio Emilia in a fun game with many opportunities for both teams. De Zerbi’s team got off to a better start but it was Roma who took the lead: on 26 ‘Pellegrini scored the net penalty for a foul on Marlon’s Carles Perez. The black-green peer arrives in the second half in the 57th minute with Traorè, in front of him from a few steps. Fonseca’s team did not break down and in the 69th minute took the lead again with a nice diagonal from Bruno Peres but Sassuolo in the final assault found the 2-2 in the 86th minute with the young Raspadori. With this draw, Roma go to 51 points while Sassuolo to 40.
Benevento 2-2 Parma – It also ends 2-2 between Benevento and Parma, a game full of emotions at Vigorito. Benevento closed the first half ahead thanks to Glik’s goal. Parma equalized in the 56th with Kurtic and five minutes later also found the overtaking network with Gagliolo, however canceled by the Var. At the 67th Ionita collects a perfect assist from Caprari and heads 2-1. Parma tries them all, nearly equalizing with a shot from Busi that ends at the bottom. The equalizer of the ducals arrives in the 88th minute with Dennis Man who collects at the edge of the opponent’s area and without thinking too much lets go of a shot on which Montipò can do nothing. Benevento rises to 30 points in the standings, +8 from third-last Cagliari, with Parma at 20.
Genoa 1-1 Fiorentina – Equality also between Genoa and Fiorentina in Marassi. It all happens in the first half, where Mattia Destro, who goes in double figures, responds to Dusan Vlahovic on an assist from Castrovilli. In the second half the viola remain in 10 men after Ribery enters with the hammer foot on Zappacosta leaving no doubts to the referee Maresca, who immediately extracts the red card. For both teams this is the second draw in as many games but their position in the standings does not change, respectively Genoa thirteenth and Fiorentina fourteenth, at 32 and 30 points.
The Serie A standings after the matches of the 29th day: Inter 65 points; Milan 60; Atalanta 58; Naples 56; Juventus 55; Lazio 52; Rome 51; Verona 41; Sassuolo 40; Sampdoria 36; Bologna 34; Udinese 33; Genoa 32; Fiorentina and Benevento 30; Spice 29; Turin 23; Cagliari 22; Parma 20; Crotone 15.