Made in Italy: The best performances from week 32

Made in Italy: The best performances from week 32

Here’s where we publish the best player ratings earned by Italians in Serie A as awarded by the country’s bestselling newspapers (La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport).

Gianluigi DONNARUMMA (G 8; C 7,5; T 8)     Milan 0-0 Napoli

The shot-stopping starlet became the youngest-ever player to reach 100 Serie A appearances on Sunday, beating a record previously set by Gianni Rivera, and duly putting in his best performance of the season. Confident and comfortable when in possession of the ball, he also produced a number of great saves to keep out Mertens and Insigne. The most impressive of all, however, was a flying stop to prevent Milik in the dying stages, justifiably earning full post-match praise from Gattuso.

Simone VERDI (G 7; C 7; T 7,5)     Bologna 2-0 Hellas Verona

Still, to this day, no one knows which is his better foot and yesterday Simone Verdi did little to help that old-age argument. The versatile Italian opened the scoring with a fierce left-footed free-kick that whistled cleanly into the top corner, while also providing a positive outlet throughout. He was always available for his teammates and is now showing consistent levels of excellence in Italy’s top tier.

Alex MERET (G 7; C 7; T 7)     Fiorentina 0-0 Spal

Four fantastic saves ensured that Spal left Florence with a point on Saturday, with Meret once again reaffirming his status as a top up-and-coming goalkeeper in Serie A.

Luca CEPPITELLI (G 7; C 7; T 7)     Cagliari 2-1 Udinese

The Sardians secured a crucial win on their path towards salvation on Saturday, with a brave headed goal from Ceppitelli helping secure all three points. This was the highlight of a superb display for the 28-year-old, who has consistently been a positive presence for the Rossoblu this season.

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