Serie A 2016-17 – Week 14 Roundup: Genoa dismantle Juventus while AC Milan continue pursuit

Round 14 of Serie A action saw Juventus defeated at the hands of Genoa, while Torino and Atalanta continued their run of good form in what proved to be an exciting week.

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Genoa dismantled Juventus 3-1 at Stadio Luigi Ferraris. The Grifone struck three times within the first 29 minutes thanks to two quick goals from Giovanni Simeone and an own goal from Alex Sandro.

To make matters even worse for the visitors, Leonardo Bonucci and Dani Alves were forced off due to injury. Pjanic’s consolation goal from a free kick in the 82nd minute proved to be too little too late for the Turin giants, with the Grifone claiming their second upset after they beat AC Milan 3-0 last month.

Milan themselves earned yet another win at Stadio Carlo Castellani, netting three times in the second half to defeat Empoli 4-1.

The Rossoneri struck first thanks to Gianluca Lapadula, but the home side equalized just two minutes later through former Milan player Riccardo Saponara.

The second half, however, was a different story as the Diavolo took a hold on the game. Suso struck for the third time in two games, putting the visitors ahead. From there, there was no looking back for Milan.

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Giacomo Bonaventura forced an own goal from Empoli defender Andrea Acosta and Lapadula notched a brace off an assist from Suso. Lapadula’s performance may make Montella consider who he wants leading his line.

Roma and Pescara proved to be a close match, with the Giallorossi clinching a 3-2 win at the Stadio Olimpico.

The hosts started off strong, with a resurgent Edin Dzeko scoring two goals in the opening 10 minutes to bring his tally to an impressive 12 goals in the season. Ledian Memushaj pulled one back in the 60th-minute only for Diego Perotti to convert a penalty 10 minutes later. Gianluca Caprari scored to bring the visitors within one, but Roma were able to hold on for a win.

Torino continued their impressive form with a 2-1 win against Chievo. Iago Falque slotted home two goals within a three-minute span in the first half. Chievo pulled one back, Roberto Inglese scoring in the 85th-minute, but a late red card to Fabrizio Cacciatore ensured that Torino would achieve victory.

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Atalanta extended their hot streak with a 2-0 win away at Bologna. Goals from Andrea Masiello and Jasmin Kurtic sealed a sixth straight win for the Bergamaschi.

Lazio also earned themselves a win at struggling Palermo who currently sit at the foot of the table. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic scored his first goal of the season to give the Biancocelesti a 1-0 win.

Crotone and Sampdoria battled it out to a 1-1 draw at Stadio Ezio Scida, Diego Falcinelli and Bruno Fernandes providing the goals for their respective clubs.

Cagliari defeated Udinese 2-1 thanks to goals from Diego Farias and Marco Sau. Diego Farias converted from the spot to hand Genoa a 1-0 lead. Seko Fofana equalised for Udinese in the 51st-minute, but Marco Sau scored just seven minutes later to help Genoa to their fifth win of the season.

On Monday night, Sassuolo and Napoli ended in a 1-1 draw, Lorenzo Insigne opened the scoring in the 42nd minute to put the home side ahead. Napoli fans hearts were broken when Gregoire Defrel levelled things in the 82nd-minute, causing Napoli to drop one spot to 7th.

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Inter beat Fiorentina in what proved to be a goal fest in the round’s final game. Three quick goals from Inter in the first 19 minutes put the hosts at a huge advantage, the goals coming from Marcelo Brozovic, Antonio Candreva, and Mauro Icardi.

Nikola Kalinic pulled one back, before Josep Ilicic brought the visitors within touching distance of a point, but there hope was extinguished when Icardi scored a second, leaving Inter to emerge with a 4-2 win.

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