The best Italians from matchday 23 according to the mediaA truly fine line-up full of many decisive performers who turned the course of their matches in the last round of Serie A
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Gianluca LAPADULA (G 7.5, C 8, T 7.5) Napoli 2-3 Lecce
Two instinctive centre-forward goals. Both were worth their weight in gold, especially on a stage as tough as the “San Paolo”. After a tricky start to the season, he’s regaining his form and tenacity, dragging his Salentini teammates into calmer areas of the table.
Domenico BERARDI (G 7.5, C 7, T 7) SPAL 1-2 Sassuolo
His match lacked the cherry on top of the cake in the form of a goal, but that shouldn’t take away from his excellent performance. He was the brain of De Zerbi’s electric Sassuolo side, a player rediscovered after two years in the shadows. His assist for Boga is definitely one to rewatch.
Riccardo SAPONARA (G 7, C 7, T 7) Napoli 2-3 Lecce
So much quality, with so many levels to his game, a luxury player for Liverani who can use his ability between the lines to direct play. There are still a few quiet spells within the match but that’s all brushed aside by his game-changing talent.
Giampaolo PAZZINI (G 7, C 7, T 7) Hellas Verona 2-1 Juventus
As is often the case, his substitution onto the pitch changed the Scaglieri’s makeup. Tenacity and expertise make him a loose cannon. He slotted the decisive penalty with ice in his veins, and his aerial ability gave continuity to the home side’s attacks.
Fabio QUAGLIARELLA (G 7, C 7, T 7) Torino 1-3 Sampdoria
An assist and a goal in a vital win for the league table. He saw his chance and seized the moment. With him, the team finds security both tactically and mentally.
Riccardo ORSOLINI (G 7, C 7, T 7) Roma 2-3 Bologna
He has already netted seven times this season: an evident sign of more consistent performances. His quick breaks and athleticism provide a constant thorn in opponents’ sides and the Giallorossi were not exempt to that treatment.