Here’s where we publish the Italian players who achieved the highest ratings in the country’s bestselling sports newspapers (La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport).
Federico CHIESA (G 7,5; C 7,5 T 7,5) Bologna-Fiorentina 1-2
Following a modest start to the season, during which he looked seemingly cut off from the Viola’s offensive play, Chiesa has now come to life. He is performing with considerable ease for Fiorentina, demonstrating all of the various qualities have brought to him where he is now. Unsurprisingly, all of these were on show against Bologna on Sunday, when his goal and performance helped his side secure all three points.
Luca CIGARINI (G 7; C 7; T 7) Cagliari-Spal 2-0
The Cagliari metronome scored his second successive league goal at the weekend, this time with a powerful right-footed effort that beat Meret. Once again, he was an authoritative presence in midfield for the Rossoblu, as he triggered the build-up play that led to the home side’s second goal.
Andrea BARBERIS (G 7; C 7; T 7) Inter-Crotone 1-1
Crotone’s Barberis also managed to score his second goal in as many games during the latest round of Serie A fixtures, as he helped his team secure a crucial and morale-boosting away point at the San Siro. The 24-year-old put in a tireless performance against the Nerazzurri, also showing glimpses of quality, such as his fine finish for the decisive equaliser.
Federico BERNARDESCHI (G 7; C 7; T 7) Juventus-Sassuolo 7-0
He was unable to get himself on the scoresheet during the Bianconeri’s emphatic win on Sunday, however, he was still there to provide two solid assists. He is now earning more and more game time in Turin, while he is also looking increasingly comfortable when out on the pitch. Despite not being at full match fitness, his vision ensured that he was still a threat every time he pushed forward.
Gianluca MANCINI (G 7; C 7; C 7) Atalanta-Chievoverona 1-0
Following yesterday’s Azzurrini analysis, today we can once again highlight yet another top league performance from a promising Italian prospect. Comfortable and solid in defence, he also savoured scoring his first Serie A goal during Sunday’s win, with his coach surely unable to ask for more.