Analysis of matchday 21 of Serie A
Cremonese-Lecce Zini Stadium in Cremona Saturday 4 h. 15.00
Low-ranking match, with the Cremonese returning from the brilliant victory in the Italian Cup against Roma, who will also try to repeat the same performance against Mourinho’s team in the league. A reaction is expected from Lecce, after the last two not exactly brilliant games.
Referee: Orsato from Schio Assistants: Lo Cicero – Vivenzi IV: Santoro di Messina Var: Abbattista
Prestige referee for a delicate match for the lower rankings. Orsato that even after the World Cup he is proving to be always very concentrated in all the matches he is called to.
Roma-Empoli Stadio Olimpico in Rome Saturday 4 h. 18.00
A match that sees Roma in a delicate moment after the elimination in the Italian Cup by the Cremonese. Furthermore, the Zaniolo case does not help the environment to be serene. An immediate reaction is expected from the Giallorossi so as not to lose the race for the Champions League. Empoli, who are back from a series of positive results, including at the Olimpico, will try to repeat what they did 15 days ago in the match against Inter at the San Siro.
Referee: Dionisi from L’Aquila Assistants: Bresmes – Rossi C IV: Marinelli from Tivoli Var: Maresca
For the young referee from Abruzzo, a delicate match at the Olimpico, where he will have to continue his positive period, already demonstrated in his last two matches in Serie A. The designator is trusting him and he is repaying her with a performance worthy of Serie A
Sassuolo – Atalanta Mapei stadium in Reggio Emilia Saturday 4 h. 20.45
A match that sees Sassuolo returning from last week’s brilliant victory against Milan and that they will want to repeat themselves against another big player in the championship, above all to give continuity to the results and move away from the low rankings. Atalanta, which is fresh from the defeat against Inter in the Italian Cup, cannot afford to lose in order not to move away from the Champions League position.
Referee: Marcenaro of Genoa Assists: Meli – Peretti IV: Barons of Florence Var: Nasca
Second consecutive match for the young Genoese referee, after last week’s excellent match in Empoli-Turin. Marcenaro, who came from a not very positive period, will have to prove once again that he is the brilliant referee of the first months of this season.
Spezia – Naples Picco stadium in La Spezia Sunday 5 h. 12.30
The leaders returning from the excellent results of the last few games, where she created a vacuum with the other teams, will also want to continue in Liguria to confirm her state of great form. for its part, Spezia will try to oppose the first in the class, trying to take at least 1 point to continue its race towards salvation.
Referee: Di Bello from Brindisi Assists: Preti – Di Iorio IV: Marchetti from Ostia Var: Aureliano
An important match due to the presence of leaders Napoli, the designator rightly calls an international referee like Di Bello, who with his experience gives absolute guarantees.
Turin – Udinese Grande Turin Stadium in Turin Sunday 5 h. 15.00
Torino will try to continue in its form, to try to get to the European area and also given the good market in January, nothing is precluded. For its part, Udinese will want to resume the good progress made at the beginning of the season, which saw them among the most brilliant formations.
Referee: Prontera of Bologna Assistants: Alassio – Lombardo IV: Miele di Nola Var: Guide
The Bolognese referee Prontera returns to Serie A, who had started well at the beginning of the season, but had revealed some difficulties in the second part. Let’s see if he will be fit again to face the Serie A races.
Fiorentina – Bologna Artemio Franchi Stadium in Florence Sunday 5 h. 18.00
Fiorentina, fresh from qualifying for the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia, will try to have continuity of results also in the league, where they have had a lot of difficulties lately. On the part of Bologna there will certainly be the desire to continue the good moment to try to do something important in a European key.
Referee: Pairetto from Nichelino Assistants: Carbone – Giallatini IV: Gariglio di Pinerolo Var: Di Paolo
An international referee as always for the Tuscan-Emilian derby. Pairetto who is not having his best season, however in recent times he seems to be recovering and let’s see if he confirms this trend in this match.
Inter – Milan Giuseppe Meazza Stadium in Milan Sunday 5 h. 20.45
It is the big match of the day, a delicate derby for both, but above all for Milan, which comes from a very negative period and which in the event of a defeat would open up unpredictable scenarios for the Rossoneri coach Pioli himself. On the Inter side, it is hoped that the positive period will continue, after qualifying for the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia this week.
Referee: Massa from Imperia Assists: Bindoni – Imperiale IV: Sozza di Seregno IV: Mazzoleni
For the derby the designation of Massa is obvious and this season he is proving to be up to any match. He is the after Orsato on an international level together with Mariani.
H. Verona – Lazio Bentegodi Stadium in Verona Monday 6 h. 18.30
Very delicate match for both teams. The hosts of Verona must try to score points to get out of the bottom of the standings, Lazio try to get back on track, after last Sunday’s stop against Fiorentina, towards the Champions League positions.
Referee: Ayroldi from Molfetta Assistants: Costanzi – Passeri IV: Giua from Olbia Var: Banti
Important test for the Apulian referee, who is traveling at very good levels this season, even if he had some problems in the last match in Serie A. This match is another test to verify the potential of him to become international.
Monza – Sampdoria Monza E Power Stadium Monday 6 h. 20.45
Very delicate match for Sampdoria as well as for its ranking but also for the serious corporate crisis. Another important opportunity for Monza to further demonstrate his strength, after the brilliant victory last week at Juventus.
Referee: Chiffi from Padua Assistants: Tegoni – Berti IV: Zufferli from Udine Var: Fabbri
Rightly for a delicate match given Sampdoria’s position in the standings, the designator calls Chiffi who gives absolute guarantees for the correct conduct of the match.
Salernitana – Juventus Arechi Stadium in Salerno Tuesday 7 h. 20.45
Game to follow for the situation of Juventus, which in addition to the penalty of 15 points, last week came out defeated at home by Monza. For its part, Salernitana is trying to get out of the negative period of the last few months and the match against Juventus is an important test to understand if they will be able to return to being the brilliant formation at the beginning of the season.
Referee: Rapuano from Rimini Assistants: Margani – Cipressa IV: Massimi from Termoli Var: Duties
Interesting game to understand the growth of the referee from Romagna, who has had some ups and downs in recent times. Rapuano has the trust of the designator, in this match it’s up to him to prove that he deserves it given that refereeing Juventus is never a normal thing.