Serie A 2020/2021 Season Roundup

Former Premier League stars Ashley Young and Christian Eriksen got the scoring under way in the first half at San Siro before Lautaro Martinez, with a penalty, Ivan Perisic and Romelu Lukaku added further efforts. Roberto Pereyra did pull one back for Udinese but Antonio Conte was able to lift the title after one last league win.

There was drama elsewhere in Italy with Juventus able to sneak into the Champions League courtesy of a 4-1 win at Bologna coupled with Napoli being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Verona. Marco Faraoni’s effort 21 minutes from time in the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium cancelled out Amir Rrahmani’s opener for the hosts after an hour. It meant Gennaro Gattuso’s side finished on 77 points and Alvaro Morata’s brace helped Juventus to a win which saw them end a point above Napoli.

Federico Chiesa and Adrien Rabiot were also on target before Riccardo Orsolini grabbed a consolation for Bologna. There was also drama involving the clubs based in Rome. Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s goal in the 85th minute ensured Roma were able to draw 2-2 at Spezia which qualified them for the Europa Conference League in Pablo Fonseca’s final match before Jose Mourinho takes over this summer.

Trailing by two goals at half-time, a point would be enough for seventh and after Stephan El Shaarawy reduced the deficit, Mkhitaryan produced the goods late on for the visitors. It meant Sassuolo missed out on a place in Europe despite a 2-0 win over Lazio, who finished sixth, while AC Milan were indebted to a brace of spot-kicks by Franck Kessie which earned victory at Atalanta by the same score to pip the hosts to second spot. Already relegated Benevento bid farewell to Serie A with a 1-1 draw at Torino, the team who consigned them back to the second tier of Italian football.

Quick Summary

Champion: Inter

Champions League: AC Milan, Atalanta and Juventus

Europa League: Napoli and Lazio

Relegated: Benevento, Crotone and Parma

Final Standings