Ciro Immobile and Davide Zappacosta rated as the best Italians on matchday 33 by the mediaThe Lazio and Genoa players received the joint-highest average media rating
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Ciro Immobile and Davide Zappacosta were the best Italian players from matchday 33 in Serie A according to the three principal sports newspapers in Italy.
The Lazio man was one of the key figures in the Biancocelesti’s win over AC Milan, which Zappacosta shone in a local Ligurian showdown between Genoa and Spezia at Marassi. Both received an average rating of 7.33 from the various evaluations from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport-Stadio and Tuttosport.
Zappacosta was ever-present in Genoa’s most threatening offensive actions. He tested Provedel in the 28th minute with a brilliant right-footed effort on the turn from outside the area. 16 minutes later, he beat Badelj and narrowly missed with a left-footed volley. Finally, with half an hour to go, he carried the ball down the left and fired a low driven effort, which was spilt by Provedel for Scamacca to sweep home. The former Torino man put in a dazzling display in a vital win for Genoa in the relegation battle.
Immobile was a constant thorn in AC Milan’s side at the Olimpico. It took him just two minutes to set up Correa for the opener. Three minutes later, his close-range effort was saved by Donnarumma. In the 80th minute, fed by Luis Alberto, he dinked it over the Rossoneri ‘keeper with a delightful chip that swerved away and hit the post. He did get his goal in the end; three minutes from full time, he rifled in a precise right-footed effort to make it 3-0 to Lazio. The Lazio and Italy has now scored 18 goals in the league and has bagged four in his last three games.