Serie A Table 2013 Week 13: Updated Standings Following Matchday 12

Tyler Brooke@TylerDBrookeSenior Analyst IINovember 9, 2013

MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 09:  Yuto Nagatomo of FC Inter Milan (C) celebrates scoring the second goal during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and AS Livorno Calcio at San Siro Stadium on November 9, 2013 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
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While the top three teams in Serie A have a comfortable lead over the rest of the group, one team in particular is trying to make a push and challenge the top dogs.

Heading into Matchday 12, AS Roma had a strong three-point lead over Napoli and Juventus.  Still, the three were up six points from the rest of the group, and it wasn't going to be possible for them to drop this week.  Meanwhile, Chievo Verona sits at the bottom of the league with just five points.

It really appears to be a six-team race at the top of the league.  Fiorentina is currently in sixth with 21 points, then Lazio is in a distant seventh with just 15 points.  There are also seven teams in the middle of the standings separated by just three points.

There are some big games to watch for in Serie A this weekend.  Here's a look at the latest league table, which will be updated through Matchday 12:

Serie A Table (Updated Through Sunday, Nov. 10)
1AS Roma 1210202632332
2Juventus 12101126101631
3Napoli 1291224111328
4Internazionale 1274129121725
5Fiorentina 1273224141024
6Hellas Verona 127142219322
7Genoa 125251314-117
8Lazio 124441616016
9Atalanta 125161415-116
10AC Milan 123451719-213
11Parma 123451720-313
12Udinese 124171115-413
13Cagliari 123451320-713
14Torino 122641821-312
15Livorno 123361318-512
16Sampdoria 122461220-810
17Bologna 122461424-1010
18Sassuolo 122461328-1510
19Catania 12237819-119
20Chievo Verona 12138718-116

Updated: Sunday, Nov. 10 at 5:24 p.m. ET 

Juventus 3, Napoli 0

TURIN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 10:  Fernando Llorente of Juventus in action during the Serie A match between Juventus and SSC Napoli at Juventus Arena on November 10, 2013 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
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In the biggest match of the day, Juventus moved ahead of Napoli in the tables with a dominating 3-0 victory. Fernando Llorente got Goeba on the board early. His goal in the second minute was the first tally.

Paul Pogba and Andrea Pirlo would add goals in the second half to secure the win. The triumph also helped bring Juventus within one point of AS Roma in the tables. The leaders battled to a 1-1 draw with Sassuolo on Sunday.

The race for the top spot in Serie A is getting tighter.


Fiorentina Rides Rossi to 2-1 Win

FLORENCE, ITALY - NOVEMBER 10: Giuseppe Rossi  of ACF Fiorentina celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and UC Sampdoria at Stadio Artemio Franchi on November 10, 2013 in Florence, Italy.  (Photo by Gabriele Maltin
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Rossi scored two goals to lead his club past Sampdoria on Sunday. Both goals came in the first 17 minutes; from there Gigliati held on for the one-goal victory. Fiorentina dominated time of possession 66 percent to 34.

Vincenzo Montella's club is in fifth-place and safe for Europa League qualifying for now. If the club hopes to rise in the Serie A standings, it'll need more solid defensive performances and more sharpshooting from Rossi.

Here's a look at the scores from Sunday's Italian Serie A action.

Sunday, Nov. 10 Results
Genoa2-0Hellas VeronaComunale Luigi Ferraris
AS Roma1-1SassuoloStadio Olimpico (40,000)
Atalanta2-1BolognaAtleti Azzurri d'Italia (14,000)
Cagliari2-1TorinoStadio San Elia (7,500)
Chievo Verona0-0AC MilanStadio Marc`Antonio Bentegodi (11,000)
Parma1-1LazioStadio Ennio Tardini (12,000)
Fiorentina2-1SampdoriaStadio Artemio Franchi
Juventus3-0NapoliJuventus Stadium

 ---End of Update---



Catania 1, Udinese 0

CATANIA, ITALY - NOVEMBER 09:  Maxi Lopez of Catania celebrates after scoring the winning goal during the Serie A match between Calcio Catania and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Angelo Massimino on November 9, 2013 in Catania, Italy.  (Photo by Maurizio Lagana/
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In a match that featured a number of opportunities for both teams, Catania was able to score once and still came out on top over Udinese.

Maxi Lopez came up with the only goal in the match thanks to a penalty kick in the 30th minute.  It was the first win for Catania since September.

The win for Catania moved them up a spot over Sassuolo, but they're still stuck in the relegation zone.  If there are month gaps in between their wins, they may very well be facing relegation at the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Udinese lost a match that really could have helped them out.  Currently at No. 10 in the standings, a win would have given them 16 points, moving them all the way into seventh before Sunday's matches.


Inter Milan 2, Livorno 0

MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 09:  Fredy Guarin of FC Inter Milan in action during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and AS Livorno Calcio at San Siro Stadium on November 9, 2013 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
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Inter Milan needed a big win to move closer to the top three teams in Serie A, and they got just that in the victory over Livorno.

It did not start well for Livorno, with Francesco Bardi scoring an own goal in the 30th minute.  Yuto Nagatomo then helped seal the deal in extra time for Inter Milan with another goal.

It wasn't all good for Inter Milan, however, as Jonathan was taken off in a stretcher during the game:

It was a big win for Inter Milan, as the team stays in fourth but also draws closer to Juventus for that No. 3 spot.  Livorno stays at No. 14 with the loss, although they could have jumped over all of the other teams with 12 points had they won or at least tied.