From Rome derby dismissals to Juventus going goal crazy and Inter's winning streak crashing to a halt, Susy Campanale rounds up the stats from Week 12.
Daniele De Rossi received the sixth red card of his Serie A career. There have been 14 dismissals in the last nine League Rome derbies, including seven from the last four. Zdenek Zeman has only won one of his seven derbies for the Giallorossi, losing four. The lone success was 3-1 on April 11 1999.
The last foreign Lazio Coach to win the Derby Capitolino was Sven Goran Eriksson, 2-0 in the Coppa Italia on September 9 1984.
Lazio have now won the last three Rome derbies and Miroslav Klose scored in two of them. Stefano Mauri has netted 39 Serie A goals, including two in this fixture. Antonio Candreva took his top flight tally to 13.
The Giallorossi have fumbled 14 points from leading situations this season, more than any other club. Erik Lamela has scored seven goals in the last six rounds and becomes the first ever Roma player to find the net in six consecutive Serie A outings.
This was Francesco Totti’s 35th meeting with Lazio, 31 in Serie A and four the Coppa Italia, winning 12 and losing 14. Roma have not shared the spoils in seven rounds, winning three and losing four.
Inter had won all 10 of their away matches this season between Serie A and Europe before capitulating in Bergamo. This also ended a run of 10 consecutive victories in all competition, as they last failed to get three points in a 2-0 defeat to Siena on September 23. This is their first away defeat since the 3-1 result with Lazio on May 13.
The Nerazzurri haven’t won at the Stadio Azzurri d’Italia since a 2-0 result in April 2008, followed by two losses and as many draws. However, they have scored in each of their last 16 visits to Bergamo for a total 24 goals. Stefano Colantuono had never previously beaten Inter in five meetings, drawing four of them.
German Denis converted the first penalty awarded to Atalanta this season. El Tanque hadn’t netted more than once in a top flight game since February.
The last time Juventus won 6-1 on their travels was April 6 1997 at San Siro against Milan. They hadn’t netted five in the first half since a 7-3 victory over Venezia in 1947. Now Juventus, Milan and Inter have all won 10 Serie A games by at least a five-goal margin.
Fabio Quagliarella scored his first ever Serie A hat-trick and now has a total of 71 goals in the top flight. The Neapolitan became the first Juventus player to score a treble on his League travels since Alessandro Del Piero against Atalanta in April 2008.
Quagliarella is Juve’s top marksman this season with eight goals in all competition, the same as Arturo Vidal, but his average is a goal every 56 minutes rather than the Chilean’s goal every 157 minutes. Kwadwo Asamoah got his 10th Serie A strike, the 35th for Sebastian Giovinco.
Midfielders are responsible for 13 of Juve’s total 29 goals domestically this term, more than any other team.
Pescara suffered their worst ever Serie A home defeat, surpassing the 4-1 to Inter in 1992. The last time Juventus visited the Stadio Adriatico, it was Pescara who won 5-1 in May 1993. They hadn’t won here since a 2-0 for Giovanni Trapattoni’s side in January 1980.
The Delfini have the worst strike force (nine goals) and the worst defence (23 conceded) in the Division, sharing the latter record with Roma and Chievo. Emmanuel Cascione marked his first Serie A goal at the 40th appearance.
Fiorentina also conquered San Siro 2-1 last season, but hadn’t scored three here since September 1998. It is only the third time they have netted a treble at the Meazza in 73 visits. Giampaolo Pazzini took his top flight tally to 85 and has scored five goals in his six encounters with Fiorentina since quitting the club.
Alexandre Pato had never taken a penalty before and he fired it over the bar. This ends Milan’s streak of 16 consecutive successfully-converted Serie A spot-kicks.
The Viola have now notched up five victories and a draw in the last six rounds and have an extra 11 points compared to this time last season. Alberto Aquilani’s 13th Serie A goal was his first since Napoli 3-1 Milan on September 18, 2011. Borja Valero and Mounir El Hamdaoui broke their Serie A ducks.
Genoa notched up a fifth consecutive defeat, meaning Gigi Del Neri has lost all four at the helm. Ciro Immobile got his third Serie A goal, the seventh for Andrea Bertolacci, ending the Rossoblu’s 368-minute drought. Bosko Jankovic marked his 100th Serie A match.
Napoli ended a run of two consecutive League away losses. Giandomenico Mesto’s 12th Serie A goal was his first since September 11 2011, Genoa 2-2 Atalanta. Edinson Cavani’s 91st Serie A goal was his 80th for Napoli, putting him sixth in the all-time club scorers’ charts. El Matador has found the net 22 times in Serie A this calendar year, bettered only by Diego Milito on 27. Marek Hamsik got his 55th top flight goal, the second for Lorenzo Insigne.
Palermo had been without a win since a 4-1 result against Chievo on September 30, followed by four draws and a defeat. Paulo Dybala broke his Serie A duck with a brace at his fifth appearance.
Sampdoria match the club record with their seventh consecutive Serie A defeat, something that had only been done in 1935. The Blucerchiati have only won one of their last six trips to the Barbera along with three losses and two draws.
Chievo extended their unbeaten Bentegodi run to four rounds, winning two of them. Marco Andreolli celebrated his second Serie A goal, while Alberto Paloschi’s 14th was his first since April 7, Chievo 3-2 Catania.
Danilo has the unedifying record of being the first player to give away two penalties during the same match in the top five European Leagues this season. Udinese have drawn their last three League games in a row. Gabriele Angella marked his first ever Serie A brace at the 10th game.
Cagliari have picked up just one point from the last two games, having previously won four on the bounce. This is the Sardinians’ first draw in eight rounds after four victories and defeats, but they have had four clean sheets – more than any other side this season. Catania are still without an away win since 1-0 at Siena on February 22, followed by eight stalemates and five losses. The Elefantini have not scored in Cagliari since March 7 2010, a 2-2 draw.
Parma had not played a single 0-0 draw so far this season and it’s their first blanks fired at the Tardini too. Siena have never won at the Tardini in 11 official visits, losing five and drawing six. This result ended their run of three consecutive away defeats.
Torino terminated a run of two losses and three draws. D’Ambrosio marked his second Serie A goal after he netted against Atalanta on September 30. Bologna have scraped just one point from the last six rounds. The Rossoblu haven’t conquered Turin in Serie A since a 2-1 win on December 28 1980, managing only four draws and five losses. Stefano Pioli had never previously lost against Giampiero Ventura, winning twice and drawing the other two encounters.