Halftimeng Serie A Team of Week 9 (2017/18)

Napoli failed to score for the first time since February and though generally regarded as one of the best football playing sides in Europe. Inter fought to keep them out with Goalkeeper Samir Handanovic and defender Milan Skriniar the standout performers. Aleksandar Kolarov continued from his mid-week form away to Chelsea by scoring the only goal to help Roma take all 3 points away to Torino. Francesco Acerbi completes the back 3 as Sassuolo keep a second consecutive clean sheet.

With Atalanta defeating Bologna at home, Remo Freuler was an ever present in midfield and set up the winner; Sami Khedira scored his first hat trick; yes you read that right a Hat trick, as 10 man Juve eased past Udinese at Udine. His midfield partner Miralem Pjanic controlled the midfield and scored one too. Marco Benassi had a solid display as Fiorentina scored 3 away goals to Serie A debutants Benevento.

In attack, Roberto Inglese got his brace to help Chievo win the dramatic Derby della Scala. Khouma Babacar’s contribution after being brought in the 2nd half was enough to earn him a place in the team with a goal and winning a penalty. The league’s leading scorer Ciro Immobile can’t seem to be able to stop scoring another brace to take his tally to Thirteen goals for the season.

Manager of the week is Ivan Juric of Genoa for leading his team to a goalless draw at the San Siro against struggling AC Milan.

Adeyemi Adesanya
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One thought on “Halftimeng Serie A Team of Week 9 (2017/18)

  1. Why is Ivan Juric Manager of the week tho? His team did not offer much of a threat against Milan that were a man down since 20th minute. Max Allegri on the other hand won 6-2 away while being a man down since 25th minute!!!!! Spalletti also organized and set up his Inter team well to nullify Napoli Armada.

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