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No Changes at the Top of Serie A, More Trouble at the Capital

Selebrate Juventus playersAc Milan only managed to stay at the top of Serie A for a while as in Sunday, Juventus regain the throne after picking up a 2-0 victory over their visitor Cesena, with goals from Claudio Marchisio and Arturo Vidal’s dubious spot kick.

However, a much more interesting stuffs in Serie A last weekend happened in Florence where Fiorentina demolished As Roma, who in the end were playing only with eight men on the pitch.

After Udinese equaled Milan’s point on Saturday with a 1-0 victory over Inter Milan, the pressure was obviously on Juventus as they did face a tough battle against Cesena, which only ended when Marchisio broke through the opponent defense and scored his sixth goal of the season. Juve’s victory were sealed with a questionable penalty which was converted by Vidal, the victory gave an ecstatic feeling for Juve’s coach, Antonio Conte, who obviously starts to dream about Scudetto at the moment.

Meanwhile, after the defeat against Udinese which lead into into a scuffle between their two players, Eric Lamela and Pablo Osvaldo, more problems arrived for As Roma in their match against Fiorentina after having Juan, Fernando Gago along with Bojan Krkic sent off. Those red cards didn’t only forced the capital club to suffer a 3-0 defeat but it obviously bring problems for Luis Enrique, who will be facing Juventus without the luxury of having plenty choices especially for Roma’s back line.

Red card situation also received a head line a day earlier when Udinese steal all three points against the struggling giant, Inter Milan, as there were two sending offs happened on that match and one of them went for the Nerazzurri’s captain, Javier Zanetti. Zanetti’s marching order was interesting as it was a rare occasion for the veteran leader, who is usually known as a player that didn’t really received many reds during his footballing career with Inter.

Overall, the result in last weekend’s Serie A didn’t really changed anything much in the league as the top teams managed to collect victories which made no significant changes in the league table. However , there’s still one game left in Italy as Lazio set to face Novara in a match which is being used by the capital club to continue their hope in chasing the Serie A title this season.

Serie A results until Sunday:
Genoa v Ac Milan 0-2; Inter v Udinese 0-1; Napoli v Lecce 4-2; Chievo v Atalanta 0-0; Fiorentina v Roma 3-0; Juventus v Cesena 2-0; Bologna v Siena 1-0; Catania v Cagliari 0-1; Parma v Palermo 0-0


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