Another week of Serie A action is behind us which means we have another team of the week. Who made the cut?
Here is Italian Football Daily’s Team of the Week for Matchday 29.
Christian Abbiati (AC Milan): After promising goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma had to leave the game with a head injury, Abbiati was thrown into the mix for his first Serie A game of the season. He made a couple of crucial saves to salvage a point for the rossoneri.
Danilo D’Ambrosio (Internazionale): The Inter full-back got himself an assist and a goal in front of Italy manager Antonio Conte. The two Inter goals, both coming from corners, were the first set piece goals conceded under Donadoni at Bologna.
Kostas Manolas (AS Roma): In their 2-1 win away at Udinese, Manolas – as always – was superb. The Greek defender shut down Udinese’s attack as they conjured up very few clear cut chances to score.
Riccardo Gagliolo (Carpi): Carpi picked up a vital 2-1 win against fellow relegation battlers Frosinone this weekend and Gagliolo was a vital part of that at the back. A dominant, calm and assured performance by the 25-year-old.
Alessio Romagnoli (Milan): Milan’s 21-year-old defender returned from the flu and looked solid against Chievo’s attack, often starting moves out from the back as well. Among all of the turmoil at Milan this season, Romagnoli – like Donnarumma – has given the fans a ray of hope.
Suso (Genoa): Genoa’s on-loan midfielder Suso came off the bench with the score at 2-2 for the scorer of both goals, Alessio Cerci. Suso got the assist, however, for fellow substitute Luca Rigoni as the rossoblu completed the comeback to jump up to 12th in the table.
Miralem Pjanić (AS Roma): Pjanić came on as a substitute at a point in the game where Roma were beginning to slack off, but he changed that and got an excellent assist for Alessandro Florenzi. The Bosnian midfielder is now the only player in Serie A to have 10 assists in both of the last two seasons.
Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli): The diminutive midfielder was a threat from the off and could have easily got on the scoresheet. In the run-in, his performances will be key in Napoli trying to secure their first Scudetto since the 1989-90 season.
Paulo Dybala (Juventus): Dybala ran the show as Juventus beat Sassuolo at the Juventus Stadium to extend their unbeaten run to 18 wins and one draw – an entire half of a campaign. Dybala’s goal, the only goal of the game, came after an excellent passing move by Juventus.
Ciro Immobile (Torino): Torino went 2-0 ahead against Genoa thanks to Immobile’s two goals, but Genoa came back with three goals – two of which were penalties – to win 3-2. In his 11 games for the Granata, Immobile has contributed five goals and two assists.
Miroslav Klose (Lazio): Klose scored his first goals of the Serie A season as he got a brace to beat Atalanta 2-0. Before this weekend, Klose had not scored since the 4-2 victory away at Napoli on the last weekend of last season.