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Sunday September 30 2012
Serie A Week 6: Did You Know?

Roma and Fiorentina find no joy in Turin and Milan, but Fabrizio Miccoli loves facing Chievo and Toro annihilate Atalanta as Susy Campanale rounds up the stats from Serie A Week 6.

Juventus have not lost any of their last five meetings with Roma, home and away, and always found the back of the net in the last 15 encounters for a total 34 goals. Andrea Pirlo had also scored against the Giallorossi in Turin last season. Arturo Vidal has put three of his total nine top flight goals past Roma, so they are his favourite targets.

Alessandro Matri’s 56th Serie A strike was his first since a 1-1 at Milan on February 25. He is the ninth different player to find the net for Juve this season.

Roma hadn’t lost an away League game since their last trip to Juve, 4-0 on April 22, followed by a draw and three wins. The Lupi have emerged defeated in 51 of their total 80 Serie A visits to Juve, winning eight and drawing 21. Pablo Daniel Osvaldo’s 22nd top flight strike was his third past the Old Lady for three different clubs.

Zdenek Zeman has lost 15 of his career total 22 encounters with Juventus, winning only four.

The Bianconeri now have an unbeaten run of 45 rounds (including 28 victories) and have never lost at the Juventus Stadium with 18 wins and seven draws in all competition.

Fabrizio Miccoli’s hat-trick took his career tally to 98, but he hadn’t found the net since another treble against Chievo on May 6. It is his fourth Serie A hat-trick and his eighth goal past the Flying Donkeys. Luigi Giorgi got his second Serie A goal.

Palermo registered their first Serie A victory since a 3-1 over Bologna on April 1, ending a run of five draws and eight defeats. The Sicilians had previously scored only one goal all season.

Chievo had not lost five on the bounce since November 2008, when that run ended at six straight defeats. Marco Rigoni marked his 12th top flight goal.

Inter finally register their first San Siro victory between Serie A and Europe after three defeats and two draws, having won all their away fixtures. They did so against Fiorentina, who have now lost their last 11 consecutive League visits. All three of Diego Milito’s goals this term have been scored in the opening 20 minutes. Antonio Cassano has a strong record against Fiorentina, putting six strikes past them.

Parma have drawn their last three consecutive games by a 1-1 scoreline. Their unbeaten run at the Tardini extends to six wins and two draws since Milan left here with a 2-0 result on March 17. Daniele Galloppa celebrated his seventh Serie A goal. Roberto Donadoni had faced Massimiliano Allegri four times before this and always lost.

Milan had won their previous four encounters with Parma, home and away, not conceding at the Tardini for 246 minutes of football. Stephan El Shaarawy took his Serie A tally to six goals, his fourth in three rounds. The Rossoneri have conceded six goals this season, five of them from dead ball situations.

Udinese notched up two goalless draws on the trot, something that hadn’t happened for this club since April 2000 against Torino and Parma. In the previous 18 Serie A meetings with Genoa in Udine, there had never previously been a 0-0 result.

The last time Atalanta conceded five goals in Bergamo was on November 7 2009, a 5-2 Juventus victory. Torino hadn’t netted five on their top flight travels since a 5-4 win against Roma in May 1993.

Torino stretched their unbeaten run to three rounds and Giampiero Ventura finally celebrated his first victory in Bergamo after one point from three attempts. Rolando Bianchi scored his 70th goal in a Torino jersey, catching Ezio Loik in 10th place for the all-time club charts. Alen Stevanovic and Danilo D’Ambrosio both got their first Serie A goals. Alessandro Gazzi has put two of his total three top flight strikes past Atalanta.

Bologna got their first home win of the campaign and hadn’t scored four on home turf since a 5-2 drubbing of Torino on December 13 2008. Alberto Gilardino took his Serie A career tally to 151 and has netted six goals in six games – as many as in his previous 31 matches.

Tiberio Guarente hadn’t found the net in Serie A since May 2 2010, Atalanta 1-1 Bologna, but it was Panagiotis Kone’s third. Catania’s last away victory was 1-0 at Siena on February 22, followed by six draws and four defeats. The Elefantini have only won one of their 13 top flight visits to the Dall’Ara, in 1960, along with 11 defeats and a draw. Catania’s last 4-0 defeat on their travels was at Milan on November 6 2011.

Cagliari are now the only team without a victory so far this season. Pescara earned only their second ever win in Sardinia out of 13 attempts, the other being a Serie B meeting in 1986. Cristian Terlizzi hadn’t found the net in Serie A since November 21 2011, Catania 1-0 Bari, but Vladimir Weiss got his second in as many games.

Lazio ended their 303 minute goal drought in all competition with Ederson’s debut Serie A goal and Cristian Ledesma’s 15th. Siena’s unbeaten streak ended after two wins and a draw.  The Tuscans have never beaten Lazio in Rome with five losses and as many draws in the top flight. Serse Cosmi has lost 10 of his total 14 encounters with the Biancocelesti, winning only in 2005.

Sampdoria were unbeaten since a 3-1 at Varese in Serie B on May 26, managing six wins and four draws in all competition. Napoli had already conquered Marassi in their last visit. The Partenopei remain unbeaten between League and UEFA fixtures this season, winning six and drawing once. Edinson Cavani’s 89th Serie A goal was his 73rd in a Napoli jersey. The Uruguayan has found the net in eight of his last 11 League outings.

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Have your say...
@ Dario - what an insult to Juve to say that she can ever be confused the Garbage Men
on the 1st October, 2012 at 4:05pm
Maybe the ref got confused and thought it was Juve!! Anyway even Gastardello thought it was a penalty hence his lack of protest and just walked off! Apart from that the ref was way too lenient with some of the tackles flying in from Samp especially the one on Maggio! Forza Napoli!
on the 1st October, 2012 at 1:00pm
@ Big D - perhaps the match was fixed
on the 1st October, 2012 at 12:19pm
Did no one notice that the Napoli penalty was the wrong call? The foul was outside the box. Why is De Laurentis (aka the bigh whiner) not complaining about the refs?
on the 1st October, 2012 at 10:40am

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