The best Italians from matchday one of Serie A according to the mediaA great start for the Italian players involved in the opening day of the new season. Three particularly impressive performances adorn our usual column dedicated to Serie A
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Here are the three Italian footballers rated the highest by the most popular sports newspapers in Italy (La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport).
THE "TOP PICKS" FROM THE LEAGUE OPENERS
Ciro IMMOBILE (G 7.5; C 8; T 8) Sampdoria 0-3 Lazio
If he continues the way he has just started, this will be a sensational year for the Lazio striker. Dynamic and alert as he always is in his best performances, he seemed to be everywhere in Inzaghi's attack and was a constant threat for Sampdoria’s defence. He made this very positive season-debut one to remember, scoring a brace to help Lazio triumph 3-0.
Lorenzo INSIGNE (G 7; C 8; T 8) Fiorentina 3-4 Napoli
In the cracker of a game which was Napoli’s season opener, Insigne’s talent certainly stood out. Playmaker, clinical finisher and at the heart of all of their moves: a total player at the service of Ancelotti, who has praised him endlessly. After a difficult end to the season last year, this was a performance from a true leader, both in his play and his heart.
Antonio CANDREVA (G 7.5; C 7.5; C 7.5) Inter 4-0 Lecce
What an impact Conte's Nerazzurri have already made on the league, and what an impact Candreva made in yesterday’s game. Decisively rediscovered, he seems to have been rejuvenated to his sparkling form from the days of his time in the National Team, which was also coached by Conte at the time. He had a brilliant game at wing-back which was crowned with a spectacular goal to place the cherry on top of a match filled with intensity, good play and positivity.