Tuesday November 29 2016
Serie A Week 14: Did You Know?

Juventus historic thumping, Atalanta shock Europe, Palermo set a new record, Inter super start and all-Italian Sassuolo in Susy Campanale's stats round-up.

Giovanni Simeone scored against Juventus in Serie A 6,084 days after his father Diego did the same for Lazio on April 1 2000. Cholito is also the first Genoa player to bag a brace against Juve since Marco Rossi in February 2010. Simeone hadn’t found the net since October 2 and now has four Serie A goals.

It’s the first time Max Allegri has conceded three in a single Serie A game on the Juventus bench. The Turin giants hadn’t let in three or more in the league since the 4-2 loss at Fiorentina on October 20 2013.

Juve hadn’t been 3-0 down at half-time in the top flight since visiting Milan in October 2005. The Bianconeri went behind on their travels only three times in Serie A this season and lost all of them.

Miralem Pjanic scored his 13th Serie A free kick, more than any other player since his arrival in 2011.

Not since Chievo in 2001-02 had the Serie A leaders already lost three games by Week 14.

Inter had lost their last four meetings with Fiorentina, home and away. These two teams haven’t shared the spoils at San Siro in Serie A since a 2-2 in 1996-97, followed by 16 home victories and three for the Tuscans.

The last time Inter got three goals in the first 19 minutes of a Serie A match was in January against Bologna, when Lothar Matthäus scored twice along with Jürgen Klinsmann.

Marcelo Brozovic’s goal came after two minutes and 15 seconds, the fastest on home turf since Antonio Cassano against Chievo in February 2013.

Icardi is the first Inter player this century to score multiple goals in three consecutive Serie A home fixtures. He bagged three braces in as many home games. The Nerazzurri have kept just one clean sheet in the last nine Serie home matches.

The last time Josip Ilicic scored in back-to-back Serie A matches was in January 2016. Both Nikola Kalinic and Ilicic have found the net in the last two editions of Inter-Fiorentina. Kalinic has scored 13 of his total 18 Serie A goals outside the Stadio Franchi.

For the first time since September 2014, both Inter and Milan scored four or more goals in the same round.

From September 26 onwards, Atalanta are the form team in Europe’s top five leagues with eight wins and a draw. The Orobici equalled the club record of six consecutive Serie A victories, set in March 2014.

Andrea Masiello set a new personal best with his third goal of the campaign. Atalanta have taken the lead 10 times this season and won nine of them.

Gian Piero Gasperini celebrated his 100th Serie A victory as a Coach. It’s another new club record for the Bergamo boys with 28 points after 14 rounds.

Bologna have managed just one win in the last nine rounds, 3-1 at Palermo, along with four draws and as many defeats.

Daniele De Rossi celebrated his 400th Serie A appearance, all of them in a Roma jersey. Radja Nainggolan played his 100th top flight match for the Giallorossi.

Roma have scored 33 goals in the opening 14 games, something they had only previously achieved in 1934-35.

Edin Dzeko had never previously managed to score 12 goals in the first 14 rounds of Europe’s top five leagues. The Bosnian has found the net in six of the last seven Serie A home games.

The Giallorossi received eight penalties this season, more than any other Serie A side. Diego Perotti provided two assists in the same match, something he had never managed in Serie A before.

Ledian Memushaj scored his maiden Serie A goal at the 13th appearance.

Sassuolo become the first Serie A side this season to field an all-Italian starting XI. The Neroverdi have conceded in each of the last eight top flight matches.

Napoli are unbeaten at home to Sassuolo with two wins and two stalemates. Gregoire Defrel has scored three goals in his three visits to the Stadio San Paolo.

Lorenzo Insigne enjoyed his first Serie A home goal since April 2016 against Verona. Insigne has three goals from two rounds, as many as he’d scored in the previous 28 matches.

Palermo set a new all-time club record of seven consecutive Serie A defeats.

The Sicilians have lost all seven of their home games this season. In Europe’s top five leagues, only Rostock had a worse start with eight in the 2004-05 Bundesliga.

During the second half, Palermo had players of 11 different nationalities on the pitch: Norway, Slovenia, Holland, Bulgaria, Italy, Sweden, Costa Rica, Bosnia, Switzerland, Macedonia and Croatia.

Lazio extend their unbeaten streak to nine rounds (six wins and three draws), their best run since January 2013. With 28 points after 14 rounds, it is their best start in 13 years.

The Biancocelesti picked up three wins and a 2-2 draw in their last four visits to Palermo.

Milan hadn’t won two Serie A away fixtures on the bounce since April 2014. With 29 points from 14 rounds, it’s their best start since 2011, when the tally was 30.

Suso has contributed to each of his side’s last six Serie A goals, scoring four and assisting two (excluding own goals).

The last time Milan scored four goals on their top flight travels was a 4-2 victory at Frosinone in December 2015.

Empoli scored their first Stadio Castellani goal since September 12 against Crotone, a run of 500 minutes. The Rossoneri have never lost a Serie A fixture in Empoli, coming away with six wins and as many draws.

Torino get off to strong starts, as their 14 first half goals are more than any other side. Iago Falque has scored six goals in his last five home Serie A games. The Granata have only been trailing for 121 minutes in total this season, fewer than any other Serie A side.

Andrea Belotti is the first player since Ruggiero Rizzitelli in 1994-95 and 1995-96 to reach double figures for Torino in two consecutive Serie A seasons. With 25 points from 14 rounds, it’s their best start since 1977.

Chievo have only won one of their 14 trips to Torino, a 2-1 result last term. Rolando Maran’s men have just one victory and two draws in the last seven rounds.

Crotone have dropped 16 points by conceding goals in the second half this season, as seven of their 11 goals came before the break. Diego Falcinelli has scored four of his team’s last six goals.

Sampdoria have never won away to Crotone, managing three stalemates and a loss between Serie A and B. The Blucerchiati suffered just one defeat in the last eight games, along with three wins and four draws.

Cagliari have won five of their last six home matches. Diego Farias converted his first Serie A penalty and hadn’t scored in the top flight since May 2015.

Have your say...
I am not sure how it is possible to have the best squad at your disposal and continue to make baffling decisions. I can't grasp how anyone would play Alves and Litchenstein at the same time. If you factor in Cuadrado, you have 3 right wing backs on the field. Still makes series interesting when in truth Juventus should be outta reach by now. As for yesterday's game the ref was a disgrace but Pioli's ineptitude almost bailed the ref out. I stopped watching one he took off Banega for Melo
on the 29th November, 2016 at 6:00pm
Allegri has seriously lost the plot, Juventus were a disgrace on sunday, this season they have been so poor, the midfield is terrible, hernanes he is shocking, stuaruo awful, and these are the go to players, no depth in attack, an ageing midfield, thye have not bought well or for the future, and injury after injury, that's got to be training. Bring back Conte, please
on the 29th November, 2016 at 4:05pm

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