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Plenty of penalties helped Immobile match scoring record

Helped by a rule change that led to extra penalty kicks, Ciro Immobile matched the record for targets in a Serie A season with 36. In his last match of the season, Immobile completed off an change with Adam Marušić with one contact halfway by means of the primary half of a 3-1 loss at Napoli on Saturday. Current Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuaín additionally scored 36 in 2015-16 whereas with Napoli, enhancing by one objective on the earlier mark set by Gunnar Nordhal 66 years earlier.

However, whereas Higuaín scored solely three of his targets in 2015-16 with penalties, Immobile had 14 penalties this season — round 40 % of his complete targets. Cristiano Ronaldo, who completed second on this season’s scoring checklist with 31 to match Juventus’ membership record, had 12 penalties.

The plethora of penalties was a product of a rule calling for involuntary handballs to be whistled as fouls. The rule is expected to be revised for subsequent season. Immobile additionally sealed this season’s European Golden Shoe award.

Fabián Ruiz, Lorenzo Insigne and Matteo Politano scored for Napoli. The loss noticed Lazio end in fourth place — having trailed chief Juventus by only one level coming into the break for the coronavirus pandemic.

INTER SECOND

Inter Milan sealed second place with a 2-Zero win over high-scoring Atalanta, which hadn’t been held to a clean sheet since November. Danilo D’Ambrosio scored with a header and Ashley Young discovered the goal from outdoors the world within the opening 20 minutes. Inter completed the season one level behind Juventus, which sealed its record-extending ninth straight title last weekend.

Atalanta completed third for the second straight season, 4 factors behind Inter.

RONALDO RESTS

Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus strike associate Paulo Dybala had been rested in a 3-1 dwelling loss to Roma. After Higuaín’s opener, Roma struck back with a objective from Nikola Kalinić and two from Diego Perotti. Still, it was a celebratory night time for Juventus, which obtained the Serie A trophy after the sport contained in the empty Allianz Stadium.

ZLATAN FOREVER

Despite enjoying solely half the season, Zlatan Ibrahimović grew to become the oldest participant to attain 10 or extra targets in a single Serie A season. At age 38, Ibrahimović performed a job in all three of AC Milan’s targets in a 3-Zero win over Cagliari, together with a strong shot of his own that made it 2-0. Ibrahimović additionally used his energy to carry off a defender and allow Rafael Leão to shoot from a pointy angle. The ball bounced off the post and rebounded off Ragnar Klavan for an own-goal. For Milan’s last objective, Ibrahimović arrange Samu Castillejo. Also, Sampdoria drew 1-1 at already-relegated Brescia. AP SSC SSC

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