Manolo Gabbiadini found the net for the second round running and now has nine goals for the season between Napoli and Sampdoria: that’s a new personal best after eight last term. Dries Mertens has scored five goals this season, but only two of them were in Serie A.
For the second time in history, Juventus beat Milan in Serie A five times in a row, the other being from 1980 to 1984. The Diavolo have lost their last four League visits to Turin.
Torino had not celebrated four consecutive Serie A victories since March 1978, while nine rounds is their best unbeaten run since 10 Serie B ties in September 2011. Toro’s last defeat away to Hellas in the top flight was 2-1 in 1987, followed by a draw in 1989 and five wins on the bounce.
For the second time this season, Fiorentina go seven competitive games unbeaten – including five wins. Alessandro Diamanti becomes the 16th different player to score for Fiorentina in the current campaign, more than any other club. This was his 31st Serie A goal, the first since Bologna’s 1-1 draw at Sampdoria on January 26 2014.
Juventus have scored 10 goals in the opening 15 minutes this season and half of them were by Carlos Tevez. Leonardo Bonucci netted both his top flight goals in Turin this term and now has 10 in his career. Alvaro Morata got his fifth Serie A goal, the seventh in all competition. However, it’s the first time ever that Morata has scored and assisted in the same match, whether in Serie A or La Liga.
Napoli hadn’t put together four consecutive League wins since the opening month of last season. The Partenopei have scored in each of their last 15 competitive home matches for a total of 38 goals.
Inter ended a run of three consecutive defeats in all competition. Roberto Mancini’s official tally is now three wins, four draws and four losses. The Nerazzurri hadn’t kept a clean sheet at San Siro in the previous four Serie A games since Mancio took over.
Only one of the Granata’s 25 goals this season was scored from outside the penalty area.
Atalanta haven’t conquered Florence since a 1-0 result in January 1993, managing six draws and nine defeats between Serie A and B. The Orobici have lost three away fixtures in a row in all competition, two of them at the Stadio Franchi, as they also capitulated 3-1 in the Coppa Italia. Defender Davide Zappacosta now has three goals in his debut top flight campaign.
Miroslav Klose marked his 100th Serie A game, but has never scored against Genoa, losing all six encounters. This is the only Italian club the German has faced more than twice without finding the net.
Verona have lost four of their last five official games. Luca Toni rose to 136 Serie A goals, only two shy of Enrico Chiesa’s tally, while Fabio Quagliarella is on 84, five in the last four matches. Omar El Kaddouri got his seventh strike, but hadn’t found the net since a 2-0 win over Udinese on April 27 2014. Kamil Glik celebrated his 100th Serie A appearance.
With 19 points from the last nine rounds, Juventus, Napoli and Torino have been the most successful teams.
Palermo had previously lost just one of the last 13 rounds, 4-3 at Fiorentina, along with six wins and six draws. They also fired blanks after netting 27 goals in 13 games. Beppe Iachini’s men conceded eight headers this term, more than any other side.
Luca Antonelli got his 10th Serie A goal, the fourth of the campaign after netting three for Genoa and sets a new personal best.
Genoa have beaten Lazio in eight consecutive League meetings, home and away, since May 2011 and didn’t concede in the last four. This was their fourth win at the Olimpico in a row, keeping clean sheets in three of them. The last Biancocelesti player to score in this fixture was Giuseppe Sculli in a 2-1 defeat on September365bet线上攻略 18 2011.
Sampdoria extended their winless run to two draws and two losses in all competition. Along with Juventus they are still unbeaten on home turf, but won just one of the last six at Marassi. Sassuolo are Eder’s favourite victims, as he put five goals past them between Serie A and B.
Juve extended their unbeaten home Serie A run to 35 wins and four draws, while in all competition it’s 37 victories and eight stalemates in Turin. They scored in each of the last 42 League home matches for a total 100 goals.
For the second game on the trot, Napoli benefited from an own goal.
Daniele Verde got his full Serie A debut and provided two assists. Aged 18 years and seven months, he is the youngest to have assisted a goal this season.
Fredy Guarin has scored three Serie A goals this season, all of them at the Stadio Meazza. Mauro Icardi has a career total 32 Serie A strikes, including five braces. Of his 13 goals this season, 10 were on home turf. Icardi has scored 18 times in 30 competitive games this term.
Milan scraped just four draws and three away defeats since their 3-1 victory at Verona on October 19. The Rossoneri haven’t kept a clean sheet in eight official matches, conceding 13 goals.
Udinese saw their four-round unbeaten run come to an end after one win and three draws, while they hadn’t lost in four away games. The Friulani picked up just one point from their last four Serie A trips to the Stadio San Paolo.
Pippo Inzaghi has amassed only 29 points after 22 rounds, but this is exactly the same tally Milan had last season.
Cagliari suffered their first home defeat under Gianfranco Zola after beating Cesena and Sassuolo 2-1. Paul-Jose M’Poku found the net on his Serie A debut.
With 29 points after 22 rounds, Sassuolo have increased their tally from last season by 12 points. They have found the net in each of the last 11 rounds, the best run of any club right now. Francesco Acerbi has scored three top flight goals, two of them in the current campaign setting a new personal best.
Lazio had five players sent off before half-time this season, more than any other club. Genoa finally enjoyed their first win of 2015 and have picked up more points on their travels than at home (18 to 14).
The Bianconeri have their best defensive start to a season since 1999-00, conceding just 10 goals after 22 rounds. However, their clean sheet was broken after 420 minutes in competitive games.
Roma are unbeaten in 12 rounds, winning half of them, but this result interrupted four consecutive draws. The Giallorossi have scored with 15 different players this season, so only Fiorentina have done better with 16. Leandro Paredes broke his Serie A duck at his sixth game, while Morgan De Sanctis celebrated his 400th top flight match.
Empoli hadn’t enjoyed a Serie A victory since beating Parma 2-0 on November 23, managing just seven draws and two losses. Massimo Maccarone went up to 55 Serie A goals, four of them this season and two in as many games, but it was the first for Franco Signorelli at his sixth appearance.
The Rosanero have never beaten Inter at San Siro in the League, scraping eight draws and 19 defeats. There was one 1980 success in the Coppa Italia. The Sicilians are without an away victory since their 2-0 at Milan on November 2, managing four stalemates888博彩 from six 捕鱼平台attempts.
Cesena had won two on the bounce, both 2-1 against Parma and Lazio, but this was their 13th defeat of the season. They also fired blanks after netting 12 in eight rounds. The Sea Horses only ever won away to Empoli twice in Serie C, most recently in 1967-68, along with seven draws and nine defeats between Serie A, B and C. Cesena haven’t even scored at the Castellani in their last five visits, netting in Serie B in 1999.