Serie-A Gameweek-16 2022-23 results: Juventus started the new year with a victory on Wednesday thanks to Arek Milik. Cyriel Dessers and co were close to a bonus point, but left empty-handed. AS Roma tied in points with fellow townsman Lazio.
Cremonese 0-1 Juventus
Cremonese could use a good result after competitor Sampdoria’s victory over Sassuolo (1-2) and Spezia’s draw against Atalanta Bergamo (2-2). Juventus hoped to strengthen third place and succeeded.
Juve got away well in the early stages. Emanuele Valeri’s 1-0 was ruled out due to offside. Dessers was already active in the first half and even hit the post after the break after he had outplayed keeper Wojciech Szczesny. Juve had chances through Filip Kostic, Adrien Rabiot and Moise Kean, among others, but in the end it was Arek Milik who scored at the start of extra time with a free kick from a long distance. The bale flew into the goal via the post: 0-1.
AS Roma 1-0 Bologna
Like Lazio, Roma is chasing a place in the top four of Serie A, which at the end of the ride entitles it to a ticket for the group stage of the Champions League. So far, Napoli, AC Milan, Juventus and Internazionale have occupied those spots.
Before the match there was a nice tribute to Sinisa Mihajlovic, the former coach of Bologna who passed away on December 16 . Mihajlovic was not only a trainer of Bologna, but also a player of Roma. This is how both clubs reflected on his death in a beautiful way.
Roma remained in the wake of the top four on Wednesday. Without Rick Karsdorp, who is at odds with Mourinho, and the injured Georginio Wijnaldum, the home team needed an early penalty. Paulo Dybala went to the ground and Lorenzo Pellegrini hit. Mourinho also watched from the stands. The coach was suspended.
Roma subsequently escaped twice. Lewis Ferguson hoped for a penalty after contact with Nemanja Matic, but did not receive it after consultation between the referee and the VAR. In the closing stages, Tammy Abraham cleared a header from Jhon Lucumi off the line, keeping it at 1-0.
Lecce 2-1 Lazio
Lazio surprisingly went down against Lecce, which booked the third win in a row. The visitors from Rome still took the lead via Ciro Immobile, but were closed after the break by goals from Gabriel Strefezza and Federico Di Francesco. Lazio kept fifth place due to a better goal difference compared to Roma.