Empoli are unbeaten in seven rounds, matching their Serie A club record set in 2006-07 and earlier in the current campaign. However, five of those were stalemates. The Tuscans have never won a top flight game at Cagliari, losing three visits and drawing 0-0 in 2007.
The Bentegodi clash saw 12 yellow cards – including a double booking – more than any other Serie A match this season.
Napoli had not lost three Serie A away fixtures on the bounce since October 2009. The Partenopei have one point from the last three rounds and fired blanks in two of them. Rafa Benitez had previously won all three of his meetings with Andrea Mandorlini.
Atalanta notched up a second straight goalless draw and are now without a win in six rounds. Udinese haven’t won in Bergamo since a 2-1 result in 2006, securing five stalemates and two defeats.
Sinisa Mihajlovic had never previously beaten Roma in his Serie A coaching career, earning only three draws from seven attempts.
Above all, Toni has scored 33 top flight goals in a Verona jersey, putting him just two shy of the all-time club record holder Emiliano Mascetti.
Felipe Anderson went up to eight Serie A goals with his second brace, the other being against Inter.
Zdenek Zeman’s return saw Cagliari end their run of three consecutive defeats, but they still have only two points from the last seven rounds. Zeman is still without a victory in nine games, drawing five. The Sardinians have conceded 24 goals in the last 12 rounds, failing to keep a single clean sheet in that period.
Alvaro Morata’s seventh goal of the Serie A season – the first from outside the penalty area – allows him to set a new personal best in a top flight League. The ex-Real Madrid man now has 10 for the campaign in all competition.
Rodrigo Palacio has scored six in his last seven official appearances for Inter and his Serie A career tally now stands at 69. Gregoire Defrel scored six Serie A goals, all of them this season. Lukas Podolski has played 604 minutes of Serie A football with 18 shots, but is yet to find his debut goal.
Only Carlos Tevez has scored more Serie A goals than Toni since August 2013, Apache getting 34 to the veteran’s 33.
Roma fell to their first Serie A home defeat of the campaign, ending a run of seven victories in a row and six consecutive draws since Juventus emerged 1-0 on May 11 2014. The Olimpico crowd hasn’t celebrated since beating Inter 4-2 on November 30.
For the first time this season, Cesena have managed to go unbeaten for three rounds. Home and away, the Sea Horses have defeated Inter only once. Other than the 1-0 result at San Siro in 1975, they scraped just eight draws and seven defeats. This result ended a run of five consecutive losses to the Nerazzurri.
Palermo had been unbeaten at the Barbera since a 4-0 to Lazio on September 29, picking up seven wins and three draws. That had also been their only previous home defeat of the campaign. The Rosanero have only won two of the last 10网球开户 rounds, seeing off Verona and Napoli, drawing four and losing four.
Juve have conceded only 14 goals after 27 rounds, their best defensive record since 13 at this stage in 1982-82.
Andi Lila got his debut Serie A strike in his second appearance, the first start. Both Parma and Sassuolo ended a three-game goal drought.
Gonzalo Rodriguez got his fifth goal of the season, but the first at the Stadio Franchi. Joaquin netted twice last term and this was his second of the current campaign. Mattia Destro bagged his 40th Serie A goal, the second for his new club.
Genoa saw their unbeaten run grind to a halt after two wins and three draws. They also fired blanks after 17 goals in the previous 10 rounds. Chievo confirmed their excellent record at Marassi, winning six, drawing three and losing four here in all competition. The Flying Donkeys are unbeaten in three games, but had failed to score for 369 minutes of football and now enjoy a clean sheet for 293 minutes.
Alberto Paloschi has put seven of his 39 Serie A goals past Genoa in just eight games, making them his favourite targets – as well as his former club. This was his sixth top flight brace.
Juventus have won their last six consecutive meetings with Palermo, home and away, keeping a clean sheet in all of them. The Bianconeri ended a run of three Serie A away stalemates in a row.
Sassuolo got back to wi金沙正网nning ways after a draw and four consecutive defeats. Nicola Sanshg娱乐棋牌one enjoyed his third Serie A brace for 18 career goals, while Simone Missiroli went up to seven and Domenico Berardi 24.
Torino have lost three in a row in all competition, their worst streak since November 2014. Their last Serie A home defeat was 1-0 to Sassuolo on November 23, followed by three wins and as many stalemates. The Granata had scored in each of their previous six League home games for a total 12 goals and found the net in their last nine official meetings with Lazio.
Parma suffered their 19th defeat in the opening 25 games – as two were postponed – matching the all-time Serie A record set by Udinese in 1960-61. The Ducali have just four points from 14 away fixtures this season.
Verona had not beaten Napoli, home and away in all competition, for 14 years. Since the 2-1 Serie A victory in 2001, Hellas had managed only four draws from 10 attempts. That included four consecutive Serie A defeats conceding 16 goals. They also kept a clean sheet after conceding 21 goals in the last seven meetings, home and away in all competition.
Milan have conceded nine headed goals this season. The Diavolo have one win from 12 away games, 3-1 at Verona interrupting seven draws and four defeats. They hadn’t gone nine in a row without an away victory since 2001.
Luca Toni went up to 142 Serie A goals in 310 games, overtaking Vincenzo Montella in the all-time charts to catch Christian Vieri, Paolo Pulici, Benito Lorenzi and Marco Di Vaio in 27th place. It was his 24th Serie A brace and his seventh goal in the last six games. Curiously, four of his last six goals were scored in the opening 20 minutes.
Joao Pedro netted his fourth Serie A goal, while Matias Vecino equalled his personal best of two set last season.
Ex-Lazio player Lorenzo De Silvestri scored his eighth career Serie A goal, the second this season equalling his personal best. Roma are Luis Muriel’s favourite targets, as he has put four of his 25 Serie A goals past them.
Roberto Mancini has an average of 1.38 points per game from 23 competitive matches. This season Walter Mazzarri had 1.76 points per game from 17 encounters.
Rudi Garcia’s men were unbeaten in the League since November, enjoying six wins and 10 stalemates. The Giallorossi have conceded 45 per cent of their goals from set plays – more than any other Serie A side.
Andrea Barzagli made his first Serie A start since facing Roma in May 11 2014, a gap of 307 days. Leonardo Bonucci celebrated his 100th top flight victory in a Juventus jersey out of only 154 played.
Milan have fumbled 21 points from leading situations this season and 15 of those were since the start of the calendar year. If they had kept hold of that advantage, the Rossoneri would now be in second place just eight points shy of Juventus.
Lazio hadn’t put together five Serie A wins in a row during the same season since October 2010. The Aquile have won 15 matches this term, second only to Juventus on 19.
Sampdoria have won three in a row, but hadn’t enjoyed two consecutive top flight away victories since September 2012. The Blucerchiati last won this fixture 2-1 in 2010, followed by two draws and a defeat.
Inter have just one win from their last four League home ties, 3-0 over Palermo along with this draw and two losses.
Fiorentina hadn’t beaten Milan at the Stadio Franchi for a decade, managing only three draws and five losses since a 3-1 victory on November 20 2005. The Viola extended their unbeaten competitive home run to five wins and four stalemates.