After a snooze last weekend, the Italian Serie A rebounded to a powerful run full of exciting encounters and great strikes. In the two biggest matches of the weekend, Lazio stunned Inter with a 3-1 win over Olympico, while Roma managed to escape the Allianz Stadium with a valuable point. Elsewhere, Milan returned to winning ways at the expense of Bologna, while the noisy Napoli train derailed in Florence.
So here are the best and worst performers from match day in our highs and lows from Round Three of Serie A.
Top (player): Rafael Liao
In the last round, we were a little harsh on Rafael Leao, calling him the Serie A weekend’s biggest failure.
The Portuguese star is undoubtedly an ardent follower of our content, which explains how he bounced back with a great performance after reading our disturbing but constructive critique.
Last season’s Serie A player of the year put Bologna in third place with a tangible goal, before providing a superb assist to Olivier Giroud’s acrobatic effort.
you are welcome, melanistic!
Summit (Super-Subs): Luis Alberto, Pedro
This is where we’re supposed to pick up the weekend’s biggest failure. But instead, let’s focus on the brighter things in life and celebrate the two Lazio super divers who decided to face off in the end for Maurizio Sarri.
Luis Alberto (who was inexplicably not in the starting line-up) is back Biancocelesti He advanced against Inter with a free kick from outside his boot that almost ripped the top corner of Samir Handunovic.
Then the playmaker fed his brilliant compatriot Pedro who dealt the final blow to Nerazzurri Hopes.
Flip “Coach”: Silvio Berlusconi
I know what you’re thinking. Silvio Berlusconi is not a coach. He is the owner of Monza and the legendary president of Milan. Heck, he’s even been the Prime Minister of Italy on several (probably too many) occasions. The guy has a superhuman criminal record, but none of the charges hint at a coaching career.
However, Silvio might think otherwise, at least based on his post-match comments after Bianchorusi The third defeat in a row.
“I went into the locker room before the match and told the players that we must not loseOwner/President/Manager/Mascot Monza.
“I told the defenders how to deal with the Udinese attackers, keep an eye on them, and stay close to them, but they didn’t. I asked the goalkeeper to take it long and the attackers to take as many shots as possible on goal, these were all good suggestions that the team did not follow.. “
Oh boy, did we miss him!
The flop (coach): Simone Inzaghi
On a more serious note, here’s a real Serie A coach who got it wrong in the third round. One might suggest that Maurizio Sarri has outdone Simone Inzaghi. But the truth must be said, it was the latter who succeeded in his demise with a series of substitutions that reduced the danger of his team.
Lazio and Inter were still on the same level when the Italian tactical decided to pull the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Nicolo Parilla and Denzel Dumfries, which immediately gave the lead to the capital side.
Top (Coach): David Nicola
This weekend saw a thrilling performance from Salernitana that came as a stark reminder of Davide Nicola’s prowess. The understated tactic is building something special in Salerno as proven by his side’s performance in directing 4-0 over Sampdoria.
The coach altered the club’s fortune last season when he masterminded a stunning escape from relegation, and is hoping to cement the Southerners’ standings in the first division with another memorable campaign.
Failed (team): Sampdoria
After their impressive display against Juventus in the previous round, some believed that Sampdoria was finally starting to find a foothold.
However. Their defeat in Salerno was a big warning to the team that could face relegation if they fail to improve dramatically as quickly as possible.
Although it is still early days, Marco Giampaolo’s time is already running out.
Top (team): Salernitana
As previously mentioned, Salernitana put in an impressive performance this weekend, scoring four impressive goals and demonstrating the team’s ever-evolving harmony with its resilient brand of football.
Keep it up guys!
Top (match): Lazio-Inter
We talked about the top Lazio players above, as well as Inzaghi’s questionable calls against his former employers, but these were just some of the details of what was a magical night of football at the Stadio Olimpico.
Both sides must be credited for the thrilling pace and action-packed battle that left the neutral supporter happy and exhausted with the final whistle.
Top (quote): Demon Allegri
When your counterpart Jose Mourinho is called up, you are unlikely to win the post-match battle. For example, the Roma coach casually mentioned how he feels ashamed of his players after the first half performance against Juventus. Just another ordinary day in the life of Special One.
Therefore, Massimiliano Allegri had to invent something colossal to steal the limelight away from the Portuguese with exceptional charisma. Even if he had to ask for help from Satan himself.
“Football was invented the devildeclared the Italian tactic, in what can only be described as one of the most interesting and accurate.
We will definitely add this book to our book – and we often end up overusing it.