Czech midfielder Antonín Barák helped the Lecce footballers in the penultimate 37th round of the Italian league with assistance in winning 2: 1 in Udine and maintaining hopes for rescue. Already a certain champion Juventus Turin lost in Cagliari 0: 2 after winning the title
Lecce needed to win the chance to save and at the same time hope to lose FC Genoa in a parallel match. The second condition was met comfortably, the Genoese performed a bloodless performance in Sassuol and suffered a debacle 0: 5. The home team got a taste after they did not recognize four goals in the last round after the intervention of the video referee in the 0-2 loss in Naples.
Lecce in Udine lost from the unprotected corner from the 36th minute, but in just four minutes he cleared Marco Mancos’ hand from the penalty for a lime. The guests took the lead 81 minutes into the match, after a right-side attack resulted in a goal. Barák was in no hurry, in a good position he presented the ball to even better placed Gianluc Lapadul and he made a turn into an empty goal.
Lecce loses one point before the last lap from the first 18th place descent to Genoa. Due to the worse mutual balance, he needs to win and at the same time hope that the opponent will play the maximum draw.
Juventus celebrated the defense of the title in the last round and threw a chance in Cagliari. On the other hand, the home team scored twice in the first half and scored their first win after eight rounds. They beat the “Old Lady” for the first time since November 2009. Juventus has not scored in Serie A for the first time since last September.
The final fifth place was secured by AS Roma, who defeated the home team FC Turin 3: 2 in a shootout. AC Milan will finish sixth, confirming even against Sampdoria that he is doing extremely well after the coronavirus break. He did not lose in Serie A for the eleventh time in a row and won the fourth of the last five rounds.
After the arrival in San Siro in January, the balance was improved again by the stellar Milan veteran Ibrahimovic, who has nine goals in his scoring table after today’s two goals. The 38-year-old Swede was also the first to score 50 goals for both Milan’s rivals AC and Inter. The Czech national team member Jakub Jankto played for the whole match for Sampdoria.
The leader among the gunners was secured by the striker Lazia Ciro Immobile. The 30-year-old shooter underlined the insurance goal with a 2-0 victory over Brescia and scored his 35th goal in the league season. Before the last round, he lacks the only shot to equalize the Serie A record of Gonzalez Higuain, who recorded 36 accurate hits in 2015/16.
Immobile has four goals ahead of Cristiano Ronald of Juventus, who once got the ball into the net in Cagliari, but did not pay for the offside. Lazio loses to the second Inter Milan from the fourth place before the last round. The Czechs Jaromír Zmrhal and Aleš Matějů played in the Brescia jersey for the whole 90 minutes.
On the other hand, midfielder Ladislav Krejčí was not even on the Bologna bench due to injuries from the last duel during a high 0: 4 defeat on Fiorentina’s ground. The “violets” scored all the goals after the break, Federico Chiesa flashed a hat-trick.
Italian Football League – Round 37:
Hellas Verona – Spal Ferrara 3: 0 (7. to 11. Di Carmine, 47. Pharaohs), Lazio Rome – Brescia 2: 0 (17. Correa, 83. Property), Sampdoria Genoa – AC Milan 1: 4 (87. Askildsen – 4. a 58. Ibrahimovic, 54. Calhanoglu, 90. + 2 Leao), Sassuolo – Genoa FC 5: 0 (66. to 77. Caputo, 26. Traoré, 40. Berardi, 74. Raspadori), Udine – Lecce 1: 2 (36. Samir – 40. Mancosu z pen., 81. Lapadula), Cagliari – Juventus Turín 2: 0 (8. Gagliano, 45. + 2 Simeone), FC Turin – AS Roma 2: 3 (14. Berenguer, 66. Singo – 16. Džeko, 23. Smalling, 61. Diawara z pen.), Fiorentina – Bologna 4: 0 (48th, 54th and 89th Chiesa, 74th Milenkovic).