Soccer / Football : Italy : Serie A 2016/2017
|29.Torino - Sampdor.|
|30.Roma - Lazio|
|Bologna - Udinese|
|Empoli - Sassuolo|
|Cagliari - Pescara|
|Palermo - Fiorentina|
|Genoa - Chievo|
|Crotone - Milan|
|Inter - Napoli|
Dybala suffers ankle injury
Juventus star Paulo Dybala asked for a substitution after picking up a knock during the Serie A match against Pescara on Sunday. While the severity of the issue isn't clear at this point, any knock is bad news with an eye on the return match against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League in midweek. Dybala has grown into a crucial figure at the Juventus Stadium since his arrival at the club in the summer of 2015.
Pasalic to miss the derby through suspension
Inter midfielder Mario Pasalic will miss next weekends Milan derby through suspension. The Croatian went in to Sunday's game with Palermo one booking shy of suspension and picked up a yellow card on the 20th minute.
Juve without Mandzukic
Juventus have left forward Mario Mandzukic out of their squad to face Napoli in the second leg of their Coppa Italia semifinal on Wednesday. Mandzukic played all 90 minutes for Juve against the same opponents in Serie A on Sunday, but will not be able to play in the cup after picking up a knock to his knee.
Coach Max Allegri called Juan Cuadrado into the squad as Juventus look to defend their 3-1 aggregate lead.
Ankle sprain for Gagliardini
Inter midfielder Roberto Gagliardini suffers the injury late in the first half of Monday's game against Sampdoria. He took a knock on his ankle after a collison and was subsequently replaced by Geoffrey Kondogbia at half time. The initial assessment from Inter's medical staff is that he has sprained his right ankle.
Reina doubtful for Juve match
Reports in Italy suggest goalkeeper Pepe Reina is still a doubt for Napoli's match with Juventus. Reina was forced to withdraw from the Spain squad with a calf injury and he will face a fitness test ahead of Sunday's game against the Serie A leaders. On a brighter note, Marek Hamsik is ready to play. The Napoli captain suffered severe bruising while representing Slovakia against Malta.
Dybala and Mandzukic doubtful
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has lost Marko Pjaca for the rest of the season and has Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic as potential doubt for the trip to Napoli over the weekend. Mandzukic reportedly did not train alongside the rest of his teammates after suffering an inflammation of his knee in training on Wednesday. Dybala had to be taken off against Sampdoria 10 days ago with a strain, and then for precaution he was not picked to play for Argentina, although he did make the trip to South America.
|28.4||Atalanta - Juventus||2 : 2|
|24.4||Pescara - Roma||1 : 4|
|23.4||Chievo - Torino||1 : 3|
|23.4||Juventus - Genoa||4 : 0|
|23.4||Lazio - Palermo||6 : 2|
|23.4||Milan - Empoli||1 : 2|
|23.4||Udinese - Cagliari||2 : 1|
|23.4||Sampdor. - Crotone||1 : 2|
|23.4||Sassuolo - Napoli||2 : 2|
|22.4||Atalanta - Bologna||3 : 2|
Italian Serie A stats
|home wins||48 %|
|away wins||31 %|
League format : Soccer / Football : Italy : Serie A 2016/2017
Serie A is the highest football (Calcio) league in Italy. The new format was introduced in the 2004/05 season, when the number of teams was increased from 18 to 20. The teams play a total of 380 matches in a season, with three points awarded for a victory and one for a draw. Each team plays each other twice, once at their home ground and once at their opponents, making a season-total of 38 games. All games in the last four rounds of the season must be played at the same time. The team ending with the most points gains the Italian Serie A title (Scudetto).
According to the final standings, the first two teams enter the group phase of the UEFA Champions League, while the third have to go through qualifying rounds to enter the competition. The bottom three teams in Serie A are relegated to the Italian Second Division, Serie B. The Serie B champions and the runners-up are promoted directly, while the third promoted team is determined by a play-off between the four teams finishing from third through sixth place.