Berardi's exuberant Sassuolo and then Zapata's solid Atalanta will make the Scudetto test at Napoli in five days.
There is no respite for a stimulating and surprising Serie A, but Spalletti still wants to enjoy the 'indelible' emotions of yesterday.
The evocative statue of Maradona gave wings to the Neapolitans who lived a magical night overwhelming the Lazio of the former maestro Sarri, detaching Milan and proposing itself as a favorite, at least for the winter championship.
To come out with broken bones from the weekend at the end of November are Milan, Juve and Lazio who immediately have the possibility of coming out of their torpor against Genoa, Salernitana and Udinese. The under-key is the match between Mihajlovic and Mourinho with a Bologna in the Europe zone and a Roma that with Smalling and the three-man defense seems to have found a more appropriate set-up. Inter's task with Spezia was easy, while Atalanta's with Venice was a little less. After the shock of the derby with Empoli, Fiorentina of the top scorer Vlahovic tries to restart with Sampdoria which is recovering after a long decline. Equilibrium between two teams that play well, Juric's Bull who fell with honor at the Olimpico, and Andreazzoli's Empoli started a flattering path towards the middle of the classification.Tudor's Verona is also marking time for the downturn of goal scorer Simeone and will test the desperate will to raise the head of Mazzarri's Cagliari, which, however, after 4 knockouts has only found 2 draws and must give up Cragno and Godin. The next two close matches will be decisive for the benches in the balance: Mazzarri at Cagliari, Thiago Motta at La Spezia and Gotti at Udinese.
What a spectacle last night's Napoli. Mertens show, Lobotka never so alive, textbook actions for a score closed to cues. Playing now with Sassuolo who, after Juve, also mistreated Milan, will be a convincing test. Berardi, Scamacca, Maxime Lopez illuminate a team that Dionisi has brought back to the levels of De Zerbi and which is three points from the Europe zone. And Spalletti will also be able to count on Politano.
Pioli's Milan must come out of the tunnel of two consecutive defeats after a positive streak of seven months, for which the challenge of Genoa with the great ex Shevchenko becomes fundamental, making the rossoblu 'more reliable in defense, waiting for the recovery of many holders. Pioli asks for a shock, but he will have to focus on Ibra again. After the recovery of Maignan also comes the basic one of Tomori. Inter, which rests Barella and Perisic and which now also collects the progress of Calhanoglu, try to overtake Milan hoping for a decline in Napoli by having to face a team in crisis like Spezia. Okereke tries to challenge the unleashed Zapata, which Gasperini will line up with Muriel. Atalanta, waiting for Napoli, tries to archive the Venice practice with minimum effort,but Zanetti's team must redeem the opaque test with Inter. Good for Allegri that Juve, beaten by Atalanta, find themselves playing with Salernitana last of the class. But if the coach is struggling with a team that is not very proactive and that without the Church scores little, the company is worse off with the investigation by the Prosecutor's Office on capital gains that draws nebulous scenarios.
Together with Sassuolo-Naples the most appetizing match is Bologna-Rome.
The Emilians have grabbed Lazio, Juve and Fiorentina in sixth place and travel with full merit beyond expectations also for Arnautovic's charisma and goals.
Mourinho has made compact a Rome with too many ups and downs.
Despite the absences (last, until 2022, of Pellegrini) the team knows how to sacrifice itself and takes advantage of the young and talented couple Abraham-Zaniolo.
In addition to apologizing to the fans, Lazio must find themselves after the embarrassing surrender of Naples.
The match against Udinese seems tailor-made to make Sarri smile again, perhaps with some prowess from Ciro Immobile.