The best Italians from matchday 15 of Serie A according to the media’s ratingsThe seven players who made it into this week’s edition of the best Italians from the weekend’s Serie A matches
Monday, December 9, 2019
Filippo FALCO (G 7,5; C 7,5; T 7,5) Lecce 2-2 Cagliari
His appearance off the bench literally changed the game, with the Salento side coming back from behind to take the lead before the game ended as a draw. He injected talent and initiative into the side, levelling the game with a sublime left-footed curler. He also provided a smart assist for Tabanelli, earning himself a spot in this week’s list of best Italians.
Simone ZAZA (G 7; C 7; T 7,5) Torino 2-1 Fiorentina
It takes great desire to shake off a start to the season with more bad times than good, but if you keep looking for the right finish then eventually it will come. Zaza showed exactly that by never giving up in his chase for the ball, pressing his opponents high and getting his reward with a goal this weekend.
Giacomo BONAVENTURA (G 7; C 7; T 7) Bologna 2-3 AC Milan
AC Milan have looked a different side since his return. He’s got technique, timing and composure in front of goal and that makes him a vital player for Pioli’s side. His goal was trademark Bonaventura, deft control with a precise left-footed finish into the corner. This man could be the one to help the Rossoneri get back on their feet.
Antonio MIRANTE (G 7; C 7; T 7) Inter 0-0 Roma
He was called in to fill the gap, and he did it superbly. Always ready for a reaction save to keep Lukaku out, and safe and precise whenever he was needed. A back-up goalkeeper who could certainly be first choice if needed.
Andrea TABANELLI (G 7; C 7; T 7) Lecce 2-2 Cagliari
Together with Falco, this man came off the bench to revive Lecce’s performance. He scored a precise header for his first top-flight goal, standing out for the great intensity that characterised his performance.
Luigi SEPE (G 7; C 7; T 7) Sampdoria 0-1 Parma
There are few teams who are as solid at the back as this Parma side, and Sepe is to thank for much of that. He saved a Quagliarella penalty and then came up with some heroics to keep Colley out. A top-class performance and unparalleled consistency.
Marco SILVESTRI (G 7; C 7; T 7) Atalanta 3-2 Hellas Verona
He conceded three goals but nevertheless deserves a place in this list for the great number of incredible saves he pulled off. His contribution to the cause is never lacking.