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Race for the Scudetto: Ranieri celebrates with Cagliari - then leaves; Juventus spirit hauls back Bologna; Frosinone almost safe

Race for the Scudetto: Ranieri celebrates with Cagliari - then leaves; Juventus spirit hauls back Bologna; Frosinone almost safe
Race for the Scudetto: Ranieri celebrates with Cagliari - then leaves; Juventus spirit hauls back Bologna; Frosinone almost safe
Race for the Scudetto: Ranieri celebrates with Cagliari - then leaves; Juventus spirit hauls back Bologna; Frosinone almost safeAction Plus
Claudio Ranieri's tears at the end of yet another miracle in his career, Paolo Montero's joy after Bologna-Juventus, the happiness of Eusebio Di Francesco with his Frosinone one step away from staying in Serie A, the despair of Sassuolo being relegated to Serie B, Romelu Lukaku's glee after scoring an important goal against Genoa: this Serie A week was truly full of emotions and stories to tell, many more words would be needed than the ones you will read shortly. Let's see what happened!

MATCH OF THE WEEK - BOLOGNA vs JUVENTUS

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From 3-0 to 3-3, two goals scored by Riccardo Calafiori, hands down the best defender in the Italian league this season, the great shock produced by Fede Chiesa, Paolo Montero's joy at the end of the game, the celebration of the Bologna fans: it was an eventful night for this Monday evening showdown.

The team coached by Thiago Motta started the match dominating far and wide, crashing the Bianconeri with a truly devastating start. First Calafiori's goal, then the 2-0 signed by Santiago Castro and shortly after even the second goal by the former Roma and Basel defender, who seems a completely different player.

The Bianconeri looked completely dazed, completely out of the match, moreover without Max Allegri, who had been fired a few days earlier for what happened in the post-match of the Coppa Italia final.

It looked like a 3-0 without history, but it was Federico Chiesa who changed the story of the match: he split the game in two, finding the goal of the momentary 3-1, with one of his tricks. Shortly after came Arek Milik's goal and just a minute later Kenan Yildiz's.

In eight minutes Juventus managed to level the score by finding three goals, a great show of pride on the part of the Bianconeri, who thus managed to keep third place in the standings in the balance, which for over an hour of the match seemed destined to Bologna.

Montero's joy at the end of the match was explicative: moments he will hardly forget, just as no Italian fan will be able to forget Bologna this season.

 

TEAM OF THE WEEK - FROSINONE

The last word is not yet said, a final effort will be needed next weekend in the match against Udinese or a positive result from the matches to be played on the other Serie A fields, particularly between Empoli and Roma. but Eusebio Di Francesco and his boys experienced a good day on Sunday, one that could remain in the club's history. They surely hope so.

The goal scored by Walid Cheddira could be one of the most important in Frosinone's recent history: the 0-1 victory that came against Monza puts the Ciociari in an extremely interesting position in the standings, three points that almost mean "staying" in Serie A, which would be a truly incredible story.

There are still 90 minutes to go, but a lot of kudos should be given to the Moroccan striker, Frosinone's real leader in recent times, and his teammates. Just a few more hours of waiting for Frosinone and for Di Francesco - history is very close, just one last step away.

 

MOMENT OF THE WEEK - RANIERI WAVING GOODBYE TO FANS

Claudio Ranieri is the man of the week, perhaps of the month. The legendary Roman coach managed to pull off another miracle in giving Cagliari and the Sardinian people another year in Serie A with a matchday to spare, winning against Sassuolo and thus avoiding relegation - yet another exploit in a glorious, legendary career, full of success.

At the end of the match, the Roman coach was carried in triumph by the team and went to greet the Cagliari fans. Then, after a few hours of reflection, came the decision that shocked the entire football world, from Italy to England: he decided at the same time to leave Cagliari, a team to which he has now given all he could give, and then also to say "enough" to soccer.

Barring any turnaround, which is difficult to imagine at the moment, the legendary manager, who was able to win the Scudetto with Leicester, Ranieri will no longer coach. His is a career that would deserve rivers of ink, pages and pages of articles, because 20,000 words would not be enough to speak of the mark he managed to leave on the world of football, in the hearts of all fans.

A gentleman, a man with no enemies, respected by everyone for his work and for his class, elegance, all unique and rare characteristics in the world of football, even though we will always need someone like him. His tears in front of the Cagliari fans are already in history. Thank you for everything, mister!