The best Italians from matchday 31 in Serie A according to the media’s ratingsAll the details on this week’s top six Italian performances in Serie A
Friday, July 10, 2020
THE IN-FORM MEN IN SERIE A
Simone VERDI (G 7,5; C 7,5; T 7,5) Torino 3-1 Brescia
With matches coming thick and fast, fitness makes all the difference these days, and Simone Verdi is living proof of that. A constant nuisance, a gifted distance-shooter and a leader in the press: he was everywhere you looked. He scored the fortunate equaliser and was key in completing the comeback. An indisputably decisive performance.
Andrea BELOTTI (G 7; C 7; T 7,5) Torino 3-1 Brescia
When Il Toro’s in the mood, this man is always at the forefront. His fifth consecutive game on the scoresheet, and even though this time it was just a tap-in, he’s certainly a player in brilliant form. A massive player for his coach Longo and someone who could be so influential in ensuring a strong end to the season for the Granata.
Domenico BERARDI (G 7; C 7; T 7) Bologna 1-2 Sassuolo
A man having a season at the very top level, both in terms of numbers and performances. After an opening phase of the match without anything of note, he suddenly burst into life, causing plenty of trouble for the opposition defence and scoring an excellent goal with his weak foot.
Alessio CRAGNO (G 7; C 7; T 7) Fiorentina 0-0 Cagliari
He barely had anything to do for three quarters of the game, but when he was called into action, he responded brilliantly to keep out dangerous efforts from Kouamé and Cutrone. Always there when you need him: an essential trait for any top-class goalkeeper.
Jacopo PETRICCIONE (G 7; C 7; T 7) Lecce 2-1 Lazio
One of those players who adds so much to his side but often goes unnoticed. He constant pressure on whoever had the ball for Lazio was something to be admired. There are few players able to match the influence he has on games and the high intensity he always seems to maintain.
Mattia PERIN (G 7; C 7; T 7) Genoa 1-2 Napoli
He couldn’t keep out Mertens and Lozano, but he absolutely cannot be held accountable for that. He did his job and plenty more to keep the Rossoblù in with a shout.