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Tuesday January 31 2017
Serie A Week 22: Did You Know?

Another Juventus all-time Serie A record, Roma's Marassi problem, Inter five-year best and last-minute Roberto Inglese in Susy Campanale's stats round-up.

Juventus set a new all-time record of 33 Serie A rounds without a stalemate, beating the previous run of 32 by Como in 1950-51.

The Turin giants scored 10 goals in the opening 15 minutes, more than any other side this season. Gonzalo Higuain was responsible for five of them.

Higuain has scored in each of the last six rounds (for a total of eight goals) and is the first Juventus player to achieve this streak since David Trezeguet’s nine games from October to December 2005.

Max Allegri had never previously won a visit to Sassuolo on the Juventus bench, earning one point from two visits. The Neroverdi lost four of their last six competitive home fixtures.

Sampdoria terminated their run of two draws from the last six rounds. Their players had technically not scored since a 2-1 loss to Chievo on December 18, as the only goal in the next five competitive games saw Elseid Hysaj of Napoli put through his own net.

Patrik Schick found the back of the net 83 seconds after coming off the bench, the fastest goal by a substitute this season, and his fourth off the bench. Dennis Praet got his debut Serie A strike.

Luis Muriel has scored 39 Serie A goals, but this was the first direct free kick. The Colombian has put six past Roma in all competitions.

Roma had won four Serie A games on the bounce before this setback and kept a clean sheet for 344 minutes of league football (435 in all competition). They failed to put together four 1-0 top flight victories in a row for the first time since October 2013. The Giallorossi were unbeaten since December 17, 1-0 at Juventus, enjoying five straight wins in all competition.

The Lupi have only one victory in their last eight Serie A trips to Sampdoria, drawing three and losing four.

Marco Giampaolo has beaten Luciano Spalletti three times and lost four, but they’ve never shared the spoils. Giampaolo has never drawn with Roma either, getting three victories and seven losses. Spalletti had been unbeaten against Sampdoria since his Udinese fell 2-0 at Marassi in January 2005, so a run of nine wins and five stalemates is interrupted.

Inter enjoyed a seventh consecutive Serie A victory, equalling the run set by Andrea Stramaccioni in November 2012, the ninth in all competition.

Mauro Icardi has contributed to more goals than any other player in Europe’s top five Leagues this season, scoring 15 and assisting eight.

Danilo D’Ambrosio became the first defender to find the net for Inter in this Serie A season. Joao Mario provided two goals and three assists in his last six Serie A appearances. Eder celebrated his 200th Serie A game.

Pescara only ever won one of their top flight trips to San Siro, 2-0 in 1987, along with a draw and five defeats.

Napoli extended their unbeaten run to 16 games, but failed to win for the first time in 2017. Dries Mertens contributed with 10 goals and two assists in his last seven Serie A appearances.

Palermo picked up a point on the debut of Diego Lopez, their fourth Coach of the campaign. Ilija Nestorovski broke his goal drought after eight rounds.

Milan picked up just five points from the last six Serie A rounds. Giacomo Bonaventura was responsible for both the two fastest Serie A goals scored by the Rossoneri this season, but this was his first in an away fixture in the current campaign. Bonaventura also scored at Udinese last season.

Udinese ended a run of three consecutive defeats. Rodrigo De Paul enjoyed his debut Serie A goal.

This season the Friulani are unbeaten in a game where Cyril Thereau was on target, earning five wins and two draws. He has scored nine goals, six of them on home turf.

Fiorentina v Genoa also ended 3-3 on January 26 2014. The Viola have kept one clean sheet in the last eight rounds and two of their last three home games were 3-3 thrillers, the other being against Napoli on December 22.

The Stadio Franchi is not a happy site for the Grifone, who are without a win there for 40 years, managing only eight draws and 11 defeats.

Torino have won just one of their last nine official outings between Serie A and the Coppa Italia, losing five. Atalanta picked up two points from their last seven Serie A trips to Torino.

Iago Falque has put five goals past Atalanta in five meetings, making them his favourite victims.

Lazio had 28 shots, more than any team this season who failed to score and who went on to lose. Felipe Anderson marked his 100th Serie A appearance.

Chievo ended a run of five consecutive defeats in all competition. Lazio hadn’t lost two in a row since April 2016. The Aquile suffered three home defeats this season, against Juventus, Roma and Chievo, all without scoring.

Roberto Inglese has scored three goals this season, all of them in the final five minutes of a game. He hadn’t found the net since November 26 against Torino.

Cagliari striker Marco Borriello has hit at least 10 goals for the fifth season of his Serie A career.

Bologna only conquered Sardinia three times in 26 top flight trips, drawing 12 and losing 11.

All three of Crotone’s wins this season were at the Stadio Scida. Diego Falcinelli got his first top flight hat-trick and the first for a Crotone player, making them the 56th club to achieve this feat.

Davide Nicola had only previously won one January game, Bari 4-0 Frosinone in Serie B in 2015, along with seven draws and eight defeats.

Levan Mchedlidze has scored five goals in the last six rounds and sets a new personal best in Serie A. Empoli saw their 293-minute clean sheet broken. The Tuscans have never won away to Crotone, earning three draws from nine attempts between Serie A and B.

Roma, Juventus and Udinese are the only teams without a red card this season.

Have your say...
Fantastic win by Udinese, thoroughly deserved. They should have beat Inter a few weeks back if their lack of belief made them bottle it.I miss the days where they would easily score 4 against the Milan clubs.
on the 2nd February, 2017 at 3:02am
It was unbelievable that De Paul did not get a red for taking out De Sciglio. He should get a 3 game retrospective ban. The lines man was right beside them.
on the 31st January, 2017 at 9:17am

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