Roma, owned by Portuguese coach Paulo Fonseca, won 3-1 today at the home of champion Juventus, who rested some pieces, including Cristiano Ronaldo, in the 38th and final round of the Italian football championship.
Juventus, in management for the Champions League, scored by Argentine Gonzalo Higuaín (1-0), in the five minutes, but Roma came around before the break with goals from Croatian Nikola Kalisic (1-1), in the 23rd , and Argentine Diego Perotti (1-2), at 44, with a penalty.
In the second half, Roma extended the advantage again by Diego Perotti (1-3), in the 52nd minute, when finishing a play led by Nicolò Zaniolo, and sentenced the first defeat at home by Juventus in Serie A after 39 games ( since May 2018).
In the fight for the second position, open for three teams until the final round, Inter Milan won with a 2-0 victory at Atalanta, one of the direct competitors, with goals from Danilo D'Ambrosio, in the first minute , and Englishman Ashley Young, at 20.
Atalanta, the most successful team in Serie A, with 98 goals, despite the defeat against Inter Milan, maintained the third position, the same that it reached the previous season, since the direct opponent Lazio lost 3-1 at home. Naples.
Spaniard Fabián Ruiz, in the nine minutes, Lorenzo Insigne, in the 54th, from a penalty, and Matteo Politano, in the 90 + 2, were the goalscorers of the goals of Naples, who finished the championship in the seventh place and outside the European places.
Lazio scored for the already virtual Golden Boot and best scorer in the Serie A Ciro Immobile, who, with the 36 goals scored this season, surpassed the maximum of the Argentine Gonzalo Higuaín, obtained in 2015/16, at the service of Naples.
AC Milan, with Portuguese Rafael Leão in the starting lineup, was replaced by Bonaventura, on 38 minutes, won 3-0 against Cagliari, with goals from Estonian Ragnar Klavan, on 10 minutes, in the own goal, by Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic, at 55, and Spaniard Samu Castillejo, 57.
Regardless of the result of the game against Cagliari, AC Milan had already secured sixth place in the league table, which allows them to compete in the 2020/21 Europa League group stage.
Relegated Brescia said goodbye to Serie A with a 1-1 draw against Sampdoria, who took the lead by Frenchman Mehdi Léris in the 41st minute after his colleague Fabio Quagliarella, in the 27th, missed a penalty.
Brescia, who, like SPAL, had already set their destination for Serie B a few days ago, drew by Ernesto Torregrossa (1-1), converting a penalty on 49 minutes.
The meeting also marked the farewell of the central and Brescia captain Daniele Gastaldello, 37, who left the pitch after 59 minutes, in exchange with Alessandro Semprini, for a tribute, without an audience, practically ‘private’.
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