Halftimeng Serie A Team of Week 2 (2017/18)

Week Two of Serie A had goals galore; it didn’t disappoint one bit. The story of the weekend has to be Inter digging deep to get a win at the Olympico, Luciano Spaletti coming back to haunt his previous employers so early on in the season.

This was a weekend where the Usual suspects all suffered set backs but bounced back in fine fashion to maintain status quo. This week’s selection just like last week’s is dedicated to the fine art of goals scoring and overall attacking play. My selection for Week Two goes as follows in a 4-3-3 formation:

In Goal is Nicholas Andrade of Hellas Verona; his solid display earned his side a point in their 0-0 away draw to Crotone. In defense are Lorenzo DeSilvestri with an assist for Andrea Belotti’s goal and keeping clean sheet for Torino at home to Sassuolo, Faouzi Ghoulam for a solid defensive performance for Napoli and serving as an attacking outlet to help his team come back to win 3-1 vs Atalanta, Sebastian DeMaio put on a solid defensive display to help Bologna to an away win at new boys Benevento, Nicolas N’koulou with a mature defensive display, helping build up play from the back for Torino.

In Midfield, Milan’s Suso backed his 1st Spanish National team call up with goal and assist to help Milan win 2-1 at home vs Cagliari; Milinkovic-Savic helped Lazio win away at Verona vs Chievo with superb strike and Lorenzo Insigne helped Napoli to victory with his overall play.

Upfront, the line is led by Juventus’ Paulo Dybala after scoring his first Juve hat trick to help them come back from 2 down at Genoa; Mauro Icardi makes it back to back selections in my team of the week after guiding Inter to their first win at Roma since 2008 and scored a brace; Andrea Belotti rounds off the selection with a spectacular overhead goal and an assist for Torino’s 3-0 win against Sassuolo.

Manager of the week for the second time running is Luciano Spaletti after back to back wins against Fiorentina and Roma; great start for the Nerazzurri against top notch opponents.

 

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