There were not very many goals in the last Serie Around: here are the players that made it to the Team of the week.
Gianluigi Donnarumma: there were several clean sheets in the weekend and some excellent goalkeeping, but no save was more impressive than Gigio’s one on a wide open Arek Milik in the six-foot box in the final minutes of Milan-Napoli.
Benedikt Howedes: the German world champion returned after a lengthy absence due to injury and buried a header in his second start of the season. He was the only player to either score on assist in his role, so he was the top defender with eight points.
The upcoming Serie Around is headlined by Milan-Roma, while Juventus and Napoli will continue their duel by taking on Atalanta and Cagliari respectively.
Inter-Benevento: the Nerazzurri crumbled against Genoa last week and failed to pick up steam after the win over Bologna. Not only their attack remains lackluster, but also their back-line is not as solid as it used to be at the beginning of the season. However, they will have a great opportunity to turn things around this week, because the Sanniti have lost every road game so far and have conceded a whopping 30 goals in the meantime. The guests are showing a lot of grit at home: when they will manage to replicate that in away fixtures, they might concretely re-enter the relegation race. Inter will probably not have Mauro Icardi back, and certainly not at full capacity: Eder has done OK relieving the star striker, while this could be a good match-up for the electric Yann Karamoh and for Ivan Perisic, who has been slumping for so long. Benevento do not really have a go-to-guy and now also Cheick Diabate has joined their attacking committee. Guilherme could be a longshot pick in a game where they could have some room to counter. Continue reading →