Emil Audero (7 points): just four clean sheets in this round, but with a clear top performer among goalkeepers as Emil Audero parried away a PK by Edin Dzeko to preserve the two-nothing lead over Roma in the Sunday night match.
Achraf Hakimi (9 points): it was a deluxe week for Serie A defenders as the most prestigious contributors all hit the net. The Inter dynamo opened the dances versus Crotone with a successful scamper late in the game and a precise finish in a one-on-one with the goalkeeper He is now up to seven goals and six assists, and he has been the Nerazzurri’s best player lately.
Theo Hernandez (9 points): the French fullback also bagged the second goal for his side in the Benevento contest, pouncing on a loose ball in the box for a tap-in after the goalkeeper had rejected an attempt by Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He snapped out of a scoring slump that had started in early February.
Alexis Saelemaekers (7 points): the Belgian winger has been a work rate option in his role for most of the season, but he has been decisively more involved in the offense in recent matches. He put his name in the stat-sheet with an assist Saturday as he perfectly combined with Hakan Calhanoglu on the opening goal and he was also instrumental in the second one.
Joaquin Correa (8 points): another glorious performance for the slippery Lazio attacker, who put together the second brace in a row in the Genoa game. He waltzed his way through defenders multiple times and it successfully got him open at point-blank range twice. He got lucky on the first goal as an adversary hit him while trying to clear the ball, which went in, while he did it all by himself in the second instance.
Hakan Calhanoglu (6 points): he is often the barometer for Milan and, when he is on, his side is generally tough to stop on offense given that he is their primary hub. He was on point in the Benevento game, dished a few quality passes, and found the target early with a precise strike from the edge of the box.
Luis Alberto (6 points): he found the target with a lovely curled shot as he was given too much room to take aim and place the ball where he wanted. He was also credited with a pretty generous assist for Correa, as the teammate, after his feed, took an opponent on before slotting it home. He had surprisingly struggled in that regard given his playmaking chops, but he has picked up two helpers lately.
Jakub Jankto (6 points): two Sampdoria midfielders hit the net to down Roma but, since Adrien Silva also caused PK with an avoidable handball, the god goes to the Czech international, who perfectly attacked the offside trap after a teammate recovered the ball deep and kept him aplomb in front of the goalkeeper to tally his sixth goal of the campaign.
Rodrigo Palacio (14 points): a surprise detonation since he had scored just once in 31 games before the hat-trick versus Fiorentina. The goals were rather similar, as he perfectly tiptoed the line in each of them and burnt the goalkeeper that was scrambling to close the gap. His savvy cuts and unsuspecting clutchness allowed Emanuel Vignato to register three assists.
Cristiano Ronaldo (8 points): he literally came to the rescue late after a blah collective display by Juventus, burying a vital PK that he won through a threatening free-kick and put a difficult header right between the legs of the goalkeepers to earn an all-important victory for his side.
Dusan Vlahovic (8 points): he is the gift that keeps on giving and added two more goals to his seasonal tally with another successful penalty kick and by besting few defenders and the opposing goalkeeper in the air to bury a header on a corner kick.
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