Sunday November 4 2012
Serie A Week 11: Did You Know?

In one fell swoop Juventus lose their 49-match unbeaten run and their new Stadium's invulnerability, as Inter keep notching up their own records. Susy Campanale rounds up the Week 11 stats.

Juventus were unbeaten in 49 Serie A rounds, made up of 32 victories and 17 draws. They had never lost an official match at the Juventus Stadium, winning 20 and drawing eight. They had been unbeaten in the last 19 top flight games where they were 1-0 up at the break.

The all-time record remains Fabio Capello’s Milan with a 58-match run without defeat from May 1991 to March 1993. That list of 39 wins and 19 draws was ended with a 1-0 home loss to Parma on March 21 1993.

Milan were the last side to leave Turin with three points in a 1-0 result on March 5 2011. Juve hadn’t tasted defeat in Serie A since a 1-0 at Parma’s Stadio Tardini on May 15 2011.

Inter have won their last nine consecutive games in all competition, just four shy of the record set by Roberto Mancini’s men in 2007-08. It is also their ninth overall away victory on the bounce and maintains their 100 per cent record on their travels.

The Nerazzurri hadn’t conquered Turin since Julio Ricardo Cruz decided a 1-0 result on April 20 2005, managing only four defeats and two stalemates. They hadn’t even scored more than one goal per game here since November 2003. Diego Milito had never previously netted against Juve in an Inter jersey, scoring only with a Genoa penalty in 2008, but took his total Serie A tally to 82 goals.

With just 18 seconds on the clock, Arturo Vidal’s goal was the fastest in any of the top five European Leagues this season. Since 2004-05 the quickest in Serie A was Palermo’s Eran Zahavi with 16 seconds in September 2011.

The last time the Bianconeri conceded three in Turin in the top flight was Palermo’s 3-1 result on September 23 2010. Arturo Vidal got his fourth goal of the campaign and is Juve’s current top scorer. Mirko Vucinic marked his 300th League game between Serie A and B.

Milan hadn’t won two home games on the trot since May 2012 and the last time they scored five at San Siro was in a 5-2 victory over Genoa on January 6 2010. The Rossoneri had only netted three in their previous five home outings this term.

Urby Emanuelson broke his goal drought which had lasted since March 17, a 2-0 win in Parma. Chievo are Riccardo Montolivo’s favourite victims with three of his 22 Serie A goals past them, on a par with Novara. Bojan Krkic finally celebrated his debut Rossoneri strike at the 10th official outing.

Stephan El Shaarawy has already set a personal best with his eighth goal of the campaign, which include four in as many rounds. In all competition, it was his ninth strike in 14 matches. Giampaolo Pazzini’s only goals for the club had been a hat-trick against Bologna in Week 2.

Chievo have lost all five of their away games this season and have never conquered Milan at San Siro in Serie A, scraping two points from 11 visits. The Flying Donkeys had only ever conceded five on their travels once before in Serie A, 5-0 at Roma on April 28 2002. The Verona outfit have now lost their last 12 meetings with Milan, home and away.

Francesco Totti’s 219th Serie A goal was his ninth past Palermo, so now he’s alone in third place in the all-time charts, just six shy of Gunnar Nordahl. Erik Lamela becomes the first Giallorossi player to find the net in five consecutive League games since Totti in December 2003. Roma have scored 12 goals in the first halves this season, more than any other club.

Pablo Daniel Osvaldo has scored six goals in Serie A this season, nine in all competitions including international duty. Mattia Destro’s 15th top flight goal was his first in a Roma jersey. He was on the pitch for seven minutes, resulting in a goal and two yellow cards.

Josip Ilicic hadn’t scored since November 27 2011, Palermo 2-0 Fiorentina, going almost a full year without getting on the scoresheet. Palermo have the worst away scoring record in Serie A along with Chievo, netting just twice. Zdenek Zeman has beaten Gian Piero Gasperini twice and lost once. The Palermo Coach has been defeated in all five of his trips to Roma’s Olimpico.

Catania have an excellent record against Lazio in Sicily, earning nine wins, three draws and only two defeats in this fixture. The last time the Elefantini scored four at the Massimino was a 4-0 thrashing of Genoa on February 12. Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez celebrated his first Serie A brace for a total 12 goals, while Francesco Lodi has 16 and Pablo Barrientos six.

Lazio have scraped only two points from their last four appearances in all competition and just one point from three Serie A rounds. They hadn’t conceded four on their travels in the League since another 4-0 at Siena on January 7. Abdoullay Konko marked his 100th Serie A match.

Pescara celebrated again after one point from four rounds, as their only previous home win was 1-0 over Palermo. The Delfini had lost their only two previous top flight meetings with Parma here. Elvis Abbruscato’s seventh Serie A goal was his first since April 17 2010, Chievo 0-2 Livorno. He ended their 423-minute goal drought, but Pescara remain the side with the least effective attack in the Division. Parma were beaten after three consecutive victories and have lost four of their total six away games this season.

Bologna ended a four-round losing streak with Alessandro Diamanti’s 21st Serie A goal, the third of the current campaign. Stefano Pioli has never beaten Francesco Guidolin, earning only four points from seven head-to-heads. Antonio Di Natale took his Serie A career total to 160 goals.

Fiorentina are on a strong streak with 13 points from an available 15. Since a 2-1 home defeat to Chievo in April, they have won six and drawn five at the Stadio Franchi. The Viola have eight more points than at this stage last season.

Gonzalo Rodriguez got his second Serie A strike, but Stevan Jovetic had not found the net since October 7. Luca Toni’s 104th means he is only one shy of Pietro Anastasi in the all-time charts and has scored 50 in 75 top flight games for Fiorentina. Juan Cuadrado’s last goal was in Lecce’s 4-1 win over Siena on February 19.

Cagliari had won their last four on the trot, but haven’t earned a victory in Florence since a 1-0 result in 1972. That was followed by 22 defeats and only four stalemates here. Casarini got his debut Serie A goal at the 69th cap.

This was only Napoli’s second draw of the entire season after a 0-0 at Catania, ending their run of eight consecutive Serie A San Paolo victories. Edinson Cavani has netted 90 top flight goals, 74 of them with the Partenopei jersey, and 21 in the calendar year. Only Diego Milito has scored more in 2012 with 27 goals.

Torino, Juventus and Inter are the only sides still unbeaten away from home this season. The Granata haven’t lost their last five League meetings with Napoli, home and away, earning three wins. Gianluca Sansone celebrated his debut Serie A goal at the fifth game.

Sampdoria equal the club record of six consecutive Serie A defeats, set in 1965-66 and 2005-06. The Blucerchiati are without a win since the 3-2 at Pescara on September 16, registering two points. Enzo Maresca’s 19th Serie A goal was his second of the season.

With 10 points from the last four rounds, this is the strongest Atalanta spell since September 2011. The Orobici hadn’t won away to Sampdoria since another 2-1 result on March 20 2005, followed by four consecutive defeats with only one goal scored. Giacomo Bonaventura’s fourth top flight goal was his second of the campaign, as many as he managed throughout all of last season. Giuseppe De Luca broke his Serie A duck.

Siena terminated their run of four defeats and a draw. This is the first time Robur have won and even scored against Genoa in five Serie A editions of this fixture, having lost two and drawn two. Massimo Paci took his tally to 11 top flight goals. Genoa have lost four on the bounce and are without a win in seven. Gigi Del Neri has been defeated in all three of his games in charge.

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Did you know walter gargano is the only player to hand juve their only two losses in the past two years... napoli and inter.
on the 6th November, 2012 at 4:24pm

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