Seven players level as the best Italian from matchday 27 in Serie AChiesa, Dimarco, Ferrari, Insigne, Locatelli, Politano and Quagliarella all had the best average rating according to the media
Monday, March 15, 2021
Seven players picked up the award for the best Italian on matchday 27 in Serie A according to the ratings afforded by the three principal sports newspapers in Italy.
All of the players below were brilliant in their respective games and received an average media rating of 7 in La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport-Stadio and Tuttosport.
THE TOP PLAYERS FROM THE MATCHDAY
Federico CHIESA (G 7; C 7; T 7) Cagliari 1 -3 Juventus
He pressed hard and marshalled the Cagliari defence to perfection, showing his ability in both phases of that game. His year until now has been one of constant growth and deserves a starting birth. He also provided another assist, his seventh of the season in the league.
Federico DIMARCO (G 7; C 7; T 7) Sassuolo 3-2 Verona
He came on at the start of the second half and, in just 45 minutes, showed that he is a key member of this Hellas team. He put in plenty of hard yards and showed quality on the ball too. He even equalised to make it 2-0, volleying home from Lazovic’s cross. That was the 23-year-old Milan native’s fourth goal of the season.
Gian Marco FERRARI (G 7; C 7; T 7) Sassuolo 3-2 Verona
He put in a brilliant performance both in defence and attack. In the 19th minute, his headed effort was denied brilliantly by Silvestri. A little more than ten minutes from full time, he saved his team with a spectacular clearance off the line. Furthermore, he was involved in Traore’s winner with an accidental touch, but one that counts as an assist.
Lorenzo INSIGNE (G 6.5; C 7; T 7.5) AC Milan 0-1 Napoli
The 29-year-old Neapolitan was, as usual, a real leader for the Partenopei. He had a hand in everything good that Napoli did and dictated his team’s play going forward. He was also very active in closing down and winning the ball back.
Manuel LOCATELLI (G 7; C 7; T 7) Sassuolo 3-2 Verona
He opened the scoring after just four minutes with a delightful finish from the edge of the box. In general, his performance was solid and creative. The former Atalanta and AC Milan man scored his third league goal of the current campaign.
Matteo POLITANO (G 7; C 7; T 7) AC Milan 0-1 Napoli
He was a constant threat down the wing and when making those deep runs into the middle. He was also very active in the defensive phases and managed to rein in a tough opponent in Theo Hernandez. In the 49th minute, he scored the only goal of the game with a precise finish.
Fabio QUAGLIARELLA (G 7; C 7; T 7) Bologna 3-1 Sampdoria
He marked his 400th start in Serie A with a goal that took him to second in the all-time leading goalscorers list for Sampdoria in the top flight - behind only Roberto Mancini. The Blucerchiati’s captain, for the most part, put in a performance loaded with spirit and sacrifice.