After another brilliant week of action of Serie A football, it’s time to check out the three biggest talking points of round 36.
Round 36 of the 2019/20 Serie A season has ended, meaning we’ll only have two more rounds left before clubs head into the summer break.
Despite the campaign being nearly finished, however, the teams are determined to go out on a high. There are also some key battles ahead of us, in namely the fight for top-six honors between AC Milan and Napoli.
A remarkable 29 goals also plundered in during the round 36’s 10 fixtures, giving us an average of 2.9 goals-per-match.
So now we got that out of the way, let’s check out the top 3 talking points from all the latest Serie A action.
Ronaldo helps Juve to another title
It’s fair to say Juventus’ form has been rather sketchy since returning from lockdown, winning just two of their previous six league games.
But Cristiano Ronaldo has stepped up wonderfully to the plate, scoring 10 goals in as many league matches since the season resumed. He’s found another gear when the team needed him most.
The 35-year-old’s incredible form helped secure the Bianconeri a ninth consecutive Scudetto. It also put him on the brink of equaling Felice Borel’s club record of 32 league goals from the 1933/34 campaign.
Immobile closes in on Higuain’s goal record
Although Ronaldo lost ground to Ciro Immobile in the race for the Capocannoniere and European Golden Shoe award this season.
Immobile scored two penalties on route to a hat-trick in Lazio’s 5-1 demolition of Verona on Sunday to give himself a commanding three-goal lead over Ronaldo in the Italian scoring charts.
The Lazio star also drew level with Robert Lewandowski in the Golden Shoe race. And with two games left, it’s hard to imagine Immobile not winning this one.
Meanwhile, Gonzalo Higuain’s record of 36 goals from the 2015/16 season is also under threat as Immobile sits just two goals adrift.
A resurgent Alexis Sanchez continues to thrive
The Manchester United flop has hit some excellent form lately for Inter Milan following a sluggish start to his loan stint.
There were fears that Alexis’ career was at the point of no return early this season. He showed minor improvement at the San Siro. Not even his first goal against Sampdoria sparked a resurgence.
Fast forward to the latter stages of this season, however, the old Alexis is cropping up again. That rotten form is no more, with the Chilean managing 3 goals and 7 assists since lockdown ended.
And the 31-year-old continued to impress by scoring the second goal in Inter’s 3-0 win against Genoa on Saturday.