The second week of the Serie A comes to an end, a week full of comebacks. Here we pick the best eleven performers of the week from the Italian division.
Goalkeeper – Marco Sportiello (Frosinone)
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Marco Sportiello put in a brilliant performance to keep a clean sheet as recently promoted side Frosinone drew 0-0 against Bologna.
Right Centre Back – Joao Cancelo (Juventus)
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João Cancelo vs Lazio:
90 Minutes ⏰
76 Touches 👞
31.93 Km/hr Top Sprint speed ⌚
10.403 Km Covered 🔛
81.3% Pass Accuracy 🎯
39/48 Passes Completed ✅
1 Pre-Assist 🗝️
— Juve Stats (@juvestats1897) August 26, 2018
The new signing Joao Cancelo had a good start to his Juventus career as he kept a clean sheet against one of the most prolific sides in the Serie A, Lazio.
Centre Back – Domenico Criscito (Genoa)
2 – Domenico Criscito has delivered nine of his 10 Serie A assists in Ferraris stadium (two in last league game against Empoli). Home.
— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) August 27, 2018
Domenico Criscito, who was making his debut in the Serie A, assisted both of Genoa‘s goals as his side beat Empoli 2-1 last week.
Left Centre Back – Bram Nuytinck (Udinese)
— Udinese Calcio (@Udinese_1896) August 27, 2018
Bram Nuytinck put in a really diligent performance for Udinese against Sampdoria as his side kept a tough clean sheet.
Defensive Midfield – Manuel Lazzari (SPAL)
Manuel Lazzari scored today in SPAL's 1st ever Serie A win.
He's been there since Serie D. Saw a merger, 3 promotions. Incredible story pic.twitter.com/mQxDz32szG
— Matteo Bonetti (@TheCalcioGuy) August 27, 2017
The 24-year-old Italian controlled the game from midfield and provided the only assist of the game as SPAL beat Parma 1-0.
Defensive Midfield – Piotr Zielinski (Napoli)
What a night for @sscnapoli – 2-0 down to AC Milan, come back to win 3-2!👏👏👏
2⃣ Serie A games, 2⃣ comeback wins for Napoli this season pic.twitter.com/4yowf8W5o1
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 25, 2018
Piotr Zielinski became Napoli‘s hero as he scored a brace, inspiring his team to come from behind to beat AC Milan 3-2.
Centre Midfield – Seko Fofana (Udinese)
— Udinese Calcio (@Udinese_1896) August 26, 2018
Seko Fofana inspired his side to a close 1-0 victory against Sampdoria. The 23-year-old Ivorian also provided the sole assist of the game.
Centre Midfield – Marco Benassi (Florentina)
— Marco Benassi (@MarcoBenassi15) August 29, 2018
Marco Benassi scored a brace as Florentina battered Chievo 6-1 last week. The Italian midfielder proved himself as one of the most promising players of the Serie A.
Left Attacking Midfield – Javier Pastore (Roma)
Javier Pastore ⚽️
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The former PSG midfielder put in an excellent performance in a 6 goal thriller against Atalanta. Pastore scored the opener of the game in the form of an audacious backheel.
Right Attacking Midfield – Emiliano Ariel Rigoni (Atalanta)
Emiliano Rigoni for Atalanta in Serie A:
🎯 2 shots on target
⚽ 2 goals
A perfect start. 💯 pic.twitter.com/a5ldObMStX
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 27, 2018
The 24-year-old Argentinean was one of the most impressive players in the game week 2 of Serie A. Rigoni scored a brace against Roma to hold them to a 3-3 draw.
Striker – Leonardo Pavoletti (Cagliari)
17 – Starting from 2014/15, only Cristiano Ronaldo (29) and Olivier Giroud (21) have scored more headed goals than Leonardo #Pavoletti (17) in the top-5 European Leagues. Specialty. pic.twitter.com/G2ZBoD6IU3
— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) August 26, 2018
Leonardo Pavoletti scored the 2 goals which helped Cagliari earn a draw against Sassuolo. The Italian striker put in the performance of a classic no.9.