Serie A Team of the Week – Round 6


As usual, some surprising names and some familiar faces are featured in the latest team of the week.

Simone Scuffet (7 points): a dazzling performance by the youngster, who brilliantly denied three point-blank attempts by Chievo, including two headers, keeping a clean sheet that eventually allowed Udinese to come away with a win. He had s shaky start, but after that he has been fully deserving of the starting job.

Nikola Milenkovic (9 points): he scored his second goal of the season, and the second one in Fiorentina-SPAL, with a thunderous header on a corner kick where he outjumped everybody, including Alfred Gomis and his outstretched arms.

Sebastien De Maio (6 points): bouncing back from a disappointing start, Bologna managed to contain Roma’s attack and the French defender technically assisted Federico Mattiello for the opening goal, but his teammate gets most of the credit there.

Milan Skriniar (5 points): Sampdoria had found the target eight times in the past three games, but they were held in check by Inter’s back-line and the ex-Blucerchiato led the way with his usual physicality.

Rodrigo De Paul (8 points): the Argentinian continues to impress and hit the net again with a tremendous strike from distance and then, in his element, he assisted Kevin Lasagna with a timely through ball on a counter.

Marko Pjaca (8 points): at last, he was able to put his name in the scoresheet in Serie A. The goal could not have been easier, as Mo Fares botched a clearance from inside the six-yard box in comical fashion and the winger just had to tuck the ball in. He later assisted Federico Chiesa after a nice, but probably fortuitous combination. Fiorentina’s trident needs to work on its chemistry, but the early returns are positive.

Marcelo Brozovic (6 points): he did not have a great performance on Saturday night, but he bagged an all-important goal in the final minutes, slotting it home from the left-hand side of the box after a corner kick.

Federico Mattiello (6 points): another first goal in the Italian league. The wing back punished Roma with a magnificent lefty curly shot from inside the box just out of the blue.

Ciro Immobile (8 points): he had misfired in the previous two outings, but he redeemed himself against Genoa with two easy scores, one beating the offside trap and the other in the empty net on a rebound.

Lorenzo Insigne (8 points): Carlo Ancelotti is de facto using him as second-striker and he looks extremely comfortable in the box. He bagged a brace, turning in two sudden shots, one just under the crossbar, the other kissing the post. He is deadly accurate.

Federico Di Francesco (7 points): a splendid showing by the winger on Friday, who picked up two assists and then sealed the deal by nudging the ball home with a backheel flick.

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