Inter-Lecce Replay History, Salernitana-Milan Mirror Two Years Ago: Matchday 17 Coincidences

The 17th round of Italy’s Serie A unfolded across Friday and Saturday, with Inter Milan overcoming Lecce and AC Milan battling to a draw against Salernitana, amongst other results.

Lazio notched up their fifth consecutive win by defeating Empoli 2-0, replicating the result from the previous year. Genoa secured their second victory at Reggio Emilia against Sassuolo, triumphing 2-1. Fiorentina, on the other hand, managed to eke out a hard-earned 1-0 victory over Monza, a notable shift from last season’s 3-2 loss, largely attributed to Argentinean player Beltran’s performance.

In a remarkable coincidence, Salernitana’s encounter with Milan echoed an identical 2-2 result from two years ago, with the same sequence of goals – Milan taking the lead, Salernitana equalising before halftime, only to pull ahead and finally conceding an equaliser. The goal scorers this time around were Messias, Bonazzoli, Djuric, and Messias once again.

Despite Baez netting his first goal against Juventus at Stirpe, Frosinone was unable to avoid a 1-2 defeat, marking their third loss in as many encounters. Meanwhile, Bologna sealed a 1-0 win over Atalanta, a scoreline not seen since 2001-02, when Beppe Signori was the scorer, hailing from the region of Bergamo.

A thrilling Torino-Udinese match concluded in a third historical 1-1 draw, with none of the previous encounters from 1955 and 1980 witnessing such dramatic moments in the dying stages like this match.

Inter Milan secured their tenth consecutive win against Lecce, replicating the 2-0 outcome from a year ago. The scoreline might have been the same, but the main performers, Bisseck and Barella, were different, replacing the roles of Mkhitaryan and Lautaro.

Verona defeated Cagliari 2-0, a classic scoreline that has already occurred four times at Bentegodi, even though it had not been seen in this century. Finally, Roma managed to secure a 2-0 victory over Napoli, a result not witnessed for the past decade, reminding fans of an identical event back in 1961, with goals sourced from Lojacono and Pestrin.

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