Surprise Serie A: Milan and Juve collapse, Lazio slow down

Milan sinks at home suffering a memorable 5-2 knockout from Sassuolo of the usual Berardi, Juve gets slipped in as in the first leg by Monza of the former Palladino certifying a crisis heavily aggravated by -15 for the capital gains case, and tomorrow they are waiting for the reasons for the sports ruling. There was also little satisfaction for Lazio who recovered Immobile, but were held back by an excellent Fiorentina who hit the crossbar with Milenkovic in closing. Chronicle The first return makes the most audacious bettors happy, as well as Inter and Atalanta who, with the victories in advance, strengthen the hopes of the Champions League.

But for Pioli and Allegri it’s serious trouble, in light of next week’s onerous commitments: derby for the blundered Rossoneri, Lazio in the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup for the Bianconeri. Pioli seems to have lost the helm of an increasingly adrift Milan. After the four goals from Lazio, he takes five from Sassuolo. The total is 18 in the seven races of 2023, no team in Europe has done worse. After Rome’s comeback draw, something broke and the team wanders lost on the pitch with players like Theo Hernandez and Leao unrecognizable. Dionisi’s Sassuolo celebrates, returning to success after more than three months, but above all Domenico Berardi who scores the 11th goal against Milan with a header and then completes his sumptuous match with three assists. Alongside him the other team man is ‘Frattesi, top scorer with 5 goals. Giroud seems to put his players back in the game, already down by two goals, but in the second half the guests find grasslands and inflict a very hard lesson on their opponents by moving away from the safety zone.

After the triumph over Milan, Lazio returns to the earth because Fiorentina redeems the last two defeats and finds the equal at the Olimpico with an excellent match. The blue-and-whites play well with Milinkovic-Savic and Luis Alberto, try to get around the well-equipped Viola rearguard and find the advantage with an excellent insertion from Casale. But Amrabat mends the game, Fiorentina grows in the second half, finds the equal with a masterful conclusion from Nico Gonzalez, then Jovic engages Provedel. Roar at the Olimpico for the entry of Immobile who presents himself with a shot just outside. But in the end Fiorentina nearly hit with a cross from Milenkovic.

Monza avenges the recent defeat in the Coppa Italia against Juve by repeating the success of the first leg, Palladino’s first match on the bench. This time it was 2-0 at the Stadium, with a dominated first half and even a goal disallowed: Machin and Ciurria in the first goal, Carlos Augusto and Mota Carvalho in the second, made fun of the unwilling Juventus defense lined up with Gatti, Bremer and Danilo . But nothing works in Juve’s mechanisms, with Kostic, Paredes, Rabiot and Kean non-existent, Di Maria contained in a cage by three opponents. In the second half the music changes, but Gregorio’s goalkeeper thwarts the conclusions of Locatelli, Milik and Di Maria. The calculation of the shots (22-3) explains the aggressive inconclusiveness of Juve who recovers Vlahovic while Pogba still remains on the bench.

Source: Ansa

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