Allison Becker (GK) emphasized why he is undoubtedly Brazil’s top choice GK with another super performance, improving on his already impressive saves and overall contribution especially his ball distribution. He helped Roma hold on to a point away to Inter and assisted their only shot at goal with a smart ball over the defence. Totally world class.
In defense, Benatia (Juventus) continues his impressive second season with another stable display; Mario Sampirisi (Crotone) Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli) kept things tidy as their sides earned clean sheets.
In the middle of the pack; Milinkovic-Savic’s price tag is boosted match after match. Lazio have themselves a ‘money-maker’ with his brace and overall impressive display as free scoring Lazio moved to 3rd place on the log. Frank Kessie (Milan) showed some of why the club invested in him with a good performance and a brace. Luis Alberto (Lazio) can barely do any wrong for the Roman side since joining. What a transformation he has had at the eternal city. Douglas Costa (Juventus) is finally adjusting to life at Turin. The speedster scored the only goal to enable the defending champions keep tabs with table topping Napoli.
Upfront, Simone Verdi showed why Napoli yearned for his versatility with 3 assists as Bologna ran out victorious. Fabio Quagliarella never gets old as he gets his hat trick to keep Sampdoria in the hunt for European football as they beat other hopefuls Fiorentina 3-1. Dries Mertens (Napoli) scored smartly as the Southern side held on to top spot away to the difficult Atalanta.