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Milan is in second place in the table. © APA/afp / GABRIEL BOUYS

Milan pushes Juventus out of second place

The fight between Milan and Juventus for second place in Serie A continues to heat up. The Milanese team overtook their rivals on today's matchday. Lecce coach Roberto D'Aversa, however, caused a scandalous moment.

While league leader Inter Milan rushes from victory to victory and confidently lead Serie A with 16 points, behind them it is hotly contested between Juventus and Milan for second and third place. The big winners of the match day were the Milanese, who overtook the record champions in the table.

The Rossoneri celebrated a 1-0 home win against Empoli, who are firmly involved in the fight to stay in the league. Christian Pulisic scored the winning goal shortly before half-time. The American confidently converted a pass from Noah Okafor. The home team was the better team throughout the entire game and controlled the game at will. The only downer for Milan was that Stefano Pioli's team was unable to score the second goal, meaning the visitors stayed in the game until the end.

Juventus and Atalanta drew 2-2. © ANSA / ALESSANDRO DI MARCO

Juventus Turin, on the other hand, failed to defeat Atalanta and thus slipped to third place in the table. The guests from Bergamo took the lead in the first half: Teun Koopmeiners confidently converted a well-rehearsed free kick variation. In the second half, the Turin team turned the game around. At first Andrea Cambiaso stayed cool in front of Marco Carnesecchi and scored safely, a little later Arek Milik dry-used a McKennie pass. The equalizer was scored by double goalscorer Koopmeiner, who could play for the Bianconeri next season.

Lecce trainers blow the fuses

Hellas Verona celebrated an important 1-0 away win at Lecce in the fight to stay in the league. Michael Folorunsho scored the winning goal in the 17th minute. However, it wasn't what was happening in the game that was the topic of conversation, but rather what happened afterwards. After the final whistle, Lecce coach Roberto D'Aversa headbutted Thomas Henry. Both were shown a red card by the referee. D'Aversa is probably about to be kicked out by the southern Italians.

Thomas Henry receives a headbutt from Roberta D'Aversa. © ANSA / ANSA

In an extremely exciting game with numerous scoring opportunities, Fiorentina and Roma played out a 2-2 draw. In the 18th minute, Luca Ranieri powerfully headed a corner into the net. After just under an hour of play, Houssem Aouar equalized the game before Rolando Mandragora gave Fiorentina the lead again. The Italian remained ice cold in front of Mile Svilar. In the 95th minute, Diego Llorente equalized the game with a dream goal. Roma's goalkeeper Svilar became the match winner by defusing a penalty from Cristiano Biraghi in the 80th minute.

The results, 28rd matchday

Lecce – Hellas Verona 0:1
Goals: 0:1 Folorunsho (17th)

Milan – Empoli 1-0
Goals: 1-0 Pulisic (40th)

Juventus – Atalanta 2:2
Goals: 0:1 Koopmeiners (35th), 1:1 Cambiaso (66th), 2:1 Milik (70th), 2:2 Koopmeiners (75th)

Fiorentina – Roma 2-2
Goals: 1:0 Ranieri (18th), 1:1 Aouar (58th), 2:1 Mandragora (69th), 2:2 Llorente (90th + 5th)


1. Inter28243170:1375
3. Juventus28177444:2358
5. Roma28146854:3548
6. Atalanta28145951:3247
7. Naples28128843:3244
8. Fiorentina28127941:3243
9. Lazio281241233:3140
11. Torino28911826:2638
12. Genoa28891131:3633
14. Hellas Verona28681425:3626
15. Cagliari28681429:4926
16. Lecce285101325:4525
17. Empoli28671522:4225
18. Frosinone28661635:5724
19. Sassuolo28651733:5523
20. Salernitana28281823:5814

Schlagwörter: Soccer Serie A Juventus Milan


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