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Thursday February 2 2012
Serie A Week 21: Did You Know?

Susy Campanale rounds up the stats from Week 21, including the last Inter player to score a poker and the Serie A snow record.

The last time four Serie A games were called off in a single round was Week 17 in 2009-10, December 20 2009. The record is five Serie A matches snowed off in three different dates: January 15 1933, January 27 1952 and February 19 1956. There were also five called off on November 10 1957, but these were due to rain.

The last game snowed off at the Tardini was Parma-Inter on January 31 2010.

Bologna-Fiorentina was the fourth Stadio Dall’Ara match called off due to snow in the last four seasons, after games against Fiorentina in 2008-09, Atalanta in 2009-10 and Chievo in 2010-11.

Inter, Palermo, Genoa and Cesena have only three stalemates all season. Diego Milito nabbed his 63rd Serie A goal, nine in the last five rounds. He has put 10 past the Sicilians, who are now his favourite target. The last Inter player to score four in a single game was Christian Vieri on December 1, 2002 against Brescia.

Palermo are unbeaten in three rounds, but have never conquered San Siro in the League, picking up just 17 defeats and eight draws. Andrea Mantovani took his career tally to seven Serie A goals, while Fabrizio Miccoli is now on 88. Miccoli has put eight goals past Inter. His last hat-trick was on March 27, 2009 against Bologna.

Lazio had not beaten Milan in Serie A since a 2-1 here on February 8 1998, managing only 14 defeats and 13 draws. Tommaso Rocchi netted his 99th Serie A goal, the 17th for Hernanes. The Rossoneri have lost three away games (Napoli, Juventus, Lazio) and failed to score on their travels in only three occasions (Juventus, Fiorentina, Lazio). Ignazio Abate marked his 100th appearance in a Milan jersey.

Napoli extended their winless streak to three draws and a defeat. This was their second consecutive San Paolo stalemate after the 1-1 with Bologna. Cesena ended a run of two consecutive losses, but have never beaten Napoli with just 11 draws from 30 attempts.

Udinese are still unbeaten on home turf with 10 wins and a draw, as only Juventus emerged with a point. The Friulani’s last Serie A defeat here was on April 23 2011, 2-0 to Parma, followed by 11 wins and two draws. Michele Pazienza’s fifth Serie A goal was his first since January 6, 2011, Inter 3-1 Napoli. Maurizio Domizzi celebrated his 100th appearance in an Udinese jersey. Antonio Di Natale took his career total to 145 top flight goals, five in the last four rounds.

Lecce had picked up seven points from the previous three games. David Di Michele’s 77th Serie A goal was his third on the trot after scoring against Fiorentina and Chievo.

Cagliari were without a win in three rounds and hadn’t scored for 228 minutes of football. Thiago Ribeiro took his Serie A tally to four goals, 11 for Mauricio Pinilla and three for Albin Ekdal (who hadn’t scored since January 9 2011 in Bologna’s 2-0 win at Bari).

Roma haven’t conquered Cagliari since October 1995, 2-0, followed by eight defeats and four draws in all competition. The Giallorossi were unbeaten in Serie A since December 4, when they lost 3-0 at Fiorentina, picking up four victories and two draws. Juan took his career total to eight top flight goals, three for Fabio Borini.

Emiliano Mondonico had not been in charge of a Serie A game since he was fired by Fiorentina at the start of the 2004-05 campaign. Sergio Pellissier celebrated his 100th League goal in a Chievo jersey, having joined the club in 2002.

Have your say...
Latest day of Serie A was just unbearable and disgusting. Not only were 4 matches cancelled but also the rest was ugly , The empty San Siro was a nightmare and Olimpico also was bald-patched let alone Friuli which was so empty and cold it hurt. I think in England and Germany even in the lowest leagues match arrangements look better Serie A seems to be in a huuuuge crisis
on the 3rd February, 2012 at 1:12pm

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