Serie A, 6 curiosities of the eleventh day


September 3, 1989 is a sadly memorable date for Italian football: that Sunday, along the road that connected Warsaw to Krakow, Gaetano Scirea lost his life. For the Lazio fans the same day had a slightly sweeter taste for a long time, although veiled by the melancholy of the past: the last victory in the championship at San Siro against Milan, coach Giuseppe Materazzi, in attack the Brazilian Amarildo and a young Paolo Di Canio, on the scoresheet Paolo Maldini author of a sensational own goal from 40 meters.

Where they have failed over the decades, Gentlemen, Riedle, Boksic, Mancini, Nedved, Veron, Simeone, Mihajlovic, Crespo, Stankovic, Rocchi, Hernanes and Klose, have made Immobile and Correa: the scalp of the Rossoneri San Siro is the penultimate that was missing from Lazio away from Simone Inzaghi, who now only needs the San Paolo to complete the trip album from three points in his management (the last Biancoceleste victory in Naples dates back to May 2015, coach Pioli, and it was the one that sanctioned the qualification for the playoffs of Champions). But what are the other Great Abstinences in our league?

Taking into consideration the possible intersections between the 20 teams currently in Serie A, the situation of Inter, which does not win in Naples since October 1997, has caused a sensation and since then has only scored eight goals in 13 games. That was a pretty crazy season for the Azzurri, who changed four coaches and ended up in last place, also taking on the last home defeat against Sampdoria that year. The longest abstinence (so to speak) of Juventus is that in the home of Roma: last victory in May 2014, with Osvaldo's goal which caused the Olimpico to freeze: but the bianconeri have the extenuating circumstance of having often visited the Capital at abundantly over season. Roma returns the favor, failing the goal of the three points at Juve for a decade now: the last success dates back to January 2010, marked by a very famous goals from Riise timed out. The last AC Milan championship, won in the 2010/11 season, also reminds the Rossoneri of their last victories at Juventus (0-1, Gattuso's goal, in the last pre-Stadium season) and in Naples (1-2, goals from Robinho and Ibrahimovic).

Inter's last win at San Paolo also coincides with the start of Carletto Mazzone's brief experience as a Napoli coach: four games, four defeats, goodbye and another one ahead).

As we level down, we find curses even more atavistic. For example, Turin and Genoa do not win in Florence from the same 1976/77 season, in which, moreover, Mazzone's Fiorentina performed very well, finishing in third place. Cagliari did not win in Serie A at Verona since January 1972, when the immortal signature of Gigi Riva appeared on the table. Bologna has not hit Marassi's blucerchiata bank since 1997/98, from the time of one Kenneth Andersson's resounding hat-trick. Parma does not win at Roma da this blaze of a very young Hernan Crespo of April 1997. Brescia has NEVER triumphed at Juventus (even though it won us in the Italian Cup in 2000, with two goals from Darione Hubner) as well as Verona, which also adds a resounding zero victory over 55 previous matches at San Siro (twenty-eight against Inter, twenty-seven against Milan): and Saturday afternoon there's Inter-Verona , to try to debunk this taboo that has lasted since 1957.

When did Hellas go closer to winning at Inter? In October 1987 he found himself in the lead thanks to a great goal from Elkjaer, but was reached seven minutes from Vincenzo Scifo – on head assists, ironically, of the future Mandorlini coach.

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