This is where we publish the top player ratings earned by Italian footballers in the country’s bestselling sports newspapers (La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.)
Ciro IMMOBILE (G 9; C 9; T 9) Spal 2-5 Lazio
His magnificent tally of four goals saw him start the year on a high. He’s scored 20 goals in 17 appearance, a feat that needs no explanation. Imposing, composed and generous, he’s the symbol of a dynamic Lazio side that is full of enthusiasm. Champions League qualification and the Golden Boot are objectives very much within his reach.
Massimo CODA (G 7,5; C 8; T 8) Benevento 3-2 Sampdoria
Two goals and an assist. He practically did it all in the second straight win for the Campania side in Serie A. It was a hard-fought victory that came from fighting for every ball but also a brave spirit with a number of chances created as the team showed confidence. The forward from Cava de’Tirreni is the heart and soul for De Zerbi’s team and the dream of staying up hasn’t disappeared.
Enrico BRIGNOLA (G 7,5; C 7,5; T 7) Benevento 3-2 Sampdoria
An 18-year-old with the character of a veteran. With him on the pitch, Benevento have picked up seven points in three matches. Completely flawless in containing Torreira, he got off the mark with a memorable first goal in Serie A for his boyhood club that proved decisive in a magical afternoon for him.