Gianluigi Donnarumma (7 points): goals galore in Serie A in the last round and just two goalkeepers kept a clean sheet, Milan’s one and Wojciech Szczesny. Neither was particularly challenged, but Donnarumma did it against an better opponents.
Matthijs De Ligt (9 points): the Dutch centre-back rounded out Juventus’ trashing of Lecce with an easy finish from close range, notching his third goal of the season. He was the top point-getter over the weekend.
Theo Hernandez (5 points): he did not have an overly dominating performance, but one of his deep cuts produced the late penalty that allowed Milan to put away Roma for good and grab their first win against a top-six enemy.
Alessandro Bastoni (5 points): in a weird trend after the resumption, defenders are effectively deciding games off the bench. Inter were victims of it against Sassuolo, but strong beneficiaries versus Parma, as Bastoni was left all alone in the six-yard box for the easy header that complete the comeback.
Jeremie Boga (8 points): he did not play well in the first two games of the restart and actually begun the Verona tilt on the bench, but he unleashed his wrath upon subbing in, bagging a lefty cross-shot and then curling one in astounding fashion over the outstretched arm of the goalie to keep his team in the game.
Darko Lazovic (6 points): the Serbian wing-back, who is one of the hottest players right now, opened that very same contest with an absolute piledriver right in top corner, but his soft trivela assist to set up Mariusz Stepinski, who literally just had to bump the ball with his chest, was perhaps even more beautiful.
Joao Pedro (6 points): the Cagliari star continues to produce, as he nailed another penalty and provided an assist for the second week in a row, this time teeing up a Radja Nainggolan daisy-cutter on a secondary counter-attack.
Hakan Calhanoglu (6 points): the signs of him turning the corner were present also before the stoppage, but he has been on fire in the past two matches, pulling the strings in his new ‘old’ role as no.10 and picking up plenty of bonuses, also thanks to Franck Kessie that let him take the penalty. Miscast no more.
Luis Muriel (8 points): there no in-between for him, as he can either as frustrating as anybody or as devastating as the best strikers. Udinese were stung by his best version, as he put a majestic free kick right under the bar and then smashed one home from distance. He is now the most prolific forward off the bench in the history of Serie A.
Kevin Lasagna (8 points): it was not enough to salvage points against Atalanta, but his display showed why he is one of the most dangerous attackers on counters, since he zoomed past the defenders on the first goal, then netted a header to give the Bergamaschi a scare.
Cristiano Ronaldo (6 points): in a matchday were few stars delivered, the biggest one came through with a vintage performance. He converted a penalty, assisted Gonzalo Higuain with a back-heel flick and could have easily been credited with another helper.
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