Juventus set a new club record of 93 points in a single season, previously 91 under Fabio Capello in 2005-06. They also match Inter’s all-time Serie A record of 30 victories from 2006-07, but are four points shy of the Nerazzurri’s tally of 97.
Carlos Tevez put four goals past Sassuolo in two meetings, making them his favourite Italian victims after the Turin hat-trick. Claudio Marchisio celebrated his 200th Serie A appearance in a Juve jersey with his 28th goal. Fernando Llorente now has 15 goals, so three more and he’ll equal his personal best with Athletic Bilbao in 2010-11. Stephan Lichtsteiner set up seven League goals this season, six of them for Llorente.
Sassuolo had been unbeaten in three rounds, amassing seven points. Simone Zaza scored eight goals this season, six of them at the Mapei Stadium. This ended Juve’s League clean sheet after 286 minutes of football (over four and a half hours). The Neroverdi’s record without Domenico Berardi this term is one win, one draw and seven defeats.
Roma set new club records with their 26th win of the season and 85 points on the board, surpassing the 82 achieved in 2007-08. This was their ninth consecutive victory, confirming the Giallorossi’s home run this term of 19 wins and three draws in all competition. The Lupi have kept 23 clean sheets in 39 official matches.
Miralem Pjanic’s sixth goal of the season (all of them on home turf) equalled his personal best set with Olympique Lyonnais in 2009-10, taking him up to 12 overall in Serie A. Gervinho has nine goals, as many as he scored in two Premier League seasons at Arsenal.
Milan’s unbeaten run ground to a halt after a draw and five victories on the trot. The Rossoneri also lost this fixture last season, the first time they fell to a double defeat since 2001-03. As Christian Abbiati scored an own goal for Genoa, Milan hadn’t conceded from an opposition player for 521 minutes of football (over eight and a half hours). Clarence Seedorf’s men fired blanks after 15 goals in the previous eight competitive games.
Napoli hadn’t drawn a Serie A fixture away to Inter since another 0-0 in 1994, followed by 11 games with a grand total of 37 goals. Those were nine home victories and a 3-0 for the visitors in 2011. The last time the Partenopei played any goalless draw in the League was in Udine on February 25 2013, a gap of 46 rounds.
Marek Hamsik celebrated his 300th competitive appearance in a Napoli jersey.
Inter fail to register a third consecutive victory, a run the club hasn’t enjoyed since October 2012. With 15, the Nerazzurri have more draws than any other team and their last home win was 1-0 over Torino on March 9. They fired blanks after netting at least two goals in each of their previous four matches.
Luca Toni’s 19th goal of the season was his 128th in Serie A, putting him on a par with Gianni Rivera. Marquinho went up to eight, but hadn’t found the net since Roma 3-1 Napoli on May 19 2013, while it was Juanito Gomez Taleb’s fifth.
Verona set an all-time club record of 16 wins in a Serie A season. It was only their second home success of 2014 along with two draws and five losses at the Bentegodi. Catania hit a new low, as the Sicilians had never previously lost 16 away fixtures in a single Serie A campaign. The Elefantini have never beaten Verona in the top flight, managing only two draws from six encounters.
Torino amassed 13 points from an available 15 over the last five rounds and hadn’t managed four consecutive home victories in Serie A for 30 years. Ciro Immobile’s 21 goals match the club record set by Paolo Pulici in 1975-76 and Ciccio Graziani in 1976-77. Omar El Kaddouri had never scored in the top flight before this season, but now has six.
Udinese managed just two draws and five losses since their most recent away victory, 2-0 at Bologna on February 1. They put together only one point from four rounds.
Fiorentina set new club records with their ninth away and 28th competitive win of the campaign. The Viola’s last Dall’Ara success was 3-1 in 2009, followed by two draws and as many defeats, but they hadn’t won here by a three goal margin since 1961.
Juan Cuadrado has scored four in as many games and celebrated his first Serie A brace. He now has nine goals this season, one more than in the previous four campaigns put together. Josip Ilicic has put six of his 24 League strikes past favourite victims Bologna. The Rossoblu managed one win and four draws from the last 12 rounds. They hadn’t lost 17 in a single season since suffering 19 defeats in 2008-09, but still managed to avoid relegation.
Cagliari are mathematically safe after seven points in the last three rounds since Ivo Pulga took over from Diego Lopez. Parma were unbeaten in Sardinia since a 2-0 result in 2010, managing two draws and a victory here. The Ducali scraped together just one point from their last five away games, but it was the first time they failed to score in 13 trips outside the Tardini, having amassed 26 goals. Roberto Donadoni’s men lost five of the last seven matches.
Sampdoria have received 10 red cards this season, more than any other club. Dias Felipe received Parma’s sixth straight red of the season, the seventh overall dismissal. The Brazilian has been sent off seven times in 228 Serie A appearances.
Antonio Candreva is now the most prolific midfielder in Lazio history, as 12 goals this season surpass the totals of Pavel Nedved and Hernanes. Stefano Mauri found the net for the second week running and now has 44 Serie A career goals. Livorno have one point from the last seven rounds and have conceded in each of their last 24 official matches, leaking a total of 53 goals. Home and away, the Amaranto managed a single 1-1 draw in 2006 from their last nine meetings with Lazio.
The Blucerchiati got back on track after a draw and three consecutive defeats, as Eder went up to 25 Serie A goals and Roberto Soriano four.
Chievo set two new club records with their 21st defeat of the campaign and 62 goals conceded. Between Serie A and B, their history away to Samp is a 2-1 win in 2005, four draws and six losses. Having failed to receive any penalties for 24 Serie A rounds, the Flying Donkeys have taken seven spot-kicks in the last 11 games.
Atalanta ended a run of three defeats on the bounce, while Genoa terminated four consecutive losses. Giuseppe De Luca scored four goals this season and half of them were against the Rossoblu, who become his favourite victims along with neighbours Sampdoria. Paolo De Ceglie celebrated his fourth career Serie A goal, where he hadn’t found the net since Juventus 1-1 Chievo on March 3 2012.
Mattia Perin has parried two penalties this season, denying Mario Balotelli in November and German Denis. He saved three over the last two Serie A campaigns.
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