Here is Italian Football Daily’s Team of the Week for Round 26
Vid Belec (Carpi): Carpi travelled to Torino and the Slovenian goalkeeper was in excellent form as he kept a clean sheet. In the 76th minute, he also saved a penalty from Maxi López to ensure Carpi took a point home with them.
Danilo D’Ambrosio (Internazionale): On Saturday evening, D’Ambrosio opened the scoring for Inter in their 3-1 victory over Sampdoria, and was a constant threat as he rampaged up and down the left wing. The full-back appears to be suited to Mancini’s system, despite this only being his 9th appearance of the season.
Domenico Maietta (Bologna): The 33-year-old defender showed all of his experience at the back for Bologna and was able to stifle any attack that Juventus had. The defence played so well that Juve didn’t record a single shot on target, the first time that has happened since March 2011.
Cristian Zapata (AC Milan): The Colombia international has been inconsistent this year but was a brick wall against Napoli. He shut down Higuain on several last ditch attempts and filled in nicely for the unavailable Alessio Romagnoli.
Mohamed Salah (AS Roma): Since Spalletti’s arrival at Roma, Salah has looked rejuvenated and continued his excellent form in the 5-0 win against Palermo. The Egyptian winger scored two goals, including one outrageous finish. Roma have now won five games in a row in Serie A.
Godfred Donsah (Bologna): The Ghanaian midfielder helped end Juventus’ 15-game win streak in Serie A with a dominating performance in midfield. Despite only being 19, performed at a much higher age. It is safe to say that the hype about him – along with fellow teammate Amadou Diawara as well – is real.
Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo): Sassuolo got a 3-2 win against Empoli, thanks in large part to the performances of Berardi and Grégoire Defrel. Berardi got the opening goal, a fantastic half-volley, along with an assist. He’ll need a few more Team of the Week performances to restate his claim to be a part of Italy’s Euro 2016 squad.
Cristian Tello (Fiorentina): Fiorentina’s on-loan winger Cristian Tello opened his account for La Viola in the 3-2 win away at Atalanta to become Fiorentina’s 16th different goalscorer this season (only Roma have more with 17). Along with the goal, the Spaniard also provided an assist for Matías Fernández. Eight games unbeaten for Fiorentina, now.
Artur Ioniță (Hellas Verona): He scored the third goal in Verona’s 3-1 win in the Verona derby against Chievo, but was a menace from midfield throughout. After looking doomed, Verona are now seven points from safety. Possible revival?
Edin Džeko (AS Roma): Despite causing one of the misses of the century against Palermo, the Bosnian quickly fired back with a composed finish and then scored a very good header late in the game. He also got two assists in what was an outstanding performance.
Grégoire Defrel (Sassuolo): Sassuolo’s French striker got his fourth and fifth goal of the season to help his side end a run of seven games without a victory.