The latest installment of Serie A fixtures produced the usual mix of upset, elation, spills and a six-goal thrill as the race for the championship title continues unabated between leaders Napoli and the chasing pack.
Lazio should have sold Felipe Anderson last summer
The Brazilian creative midfielder was one of the hottest properties in European football at the end of last season, as his scoring and assist creating exploits raised the eyebrows of every top football club on the continent. Linked to a multi-million euro deal with the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United, the capital club appeared to have enacted a minor miracle when the player decided to remain at the Stadio Olimpico.
However, the current campaign has been anything but as explosive and his insipid performance against Genoa on Saturday evening summed up in 90 minutes his entire season so far. His failure to make any impression against a struggling Grifone side was underlined in the final moments of the match as his team hit the away side with what looked like a promising counter.
With the ball at his feet, the Biancocelesti star had the chance to put a team-mate through one-on-one with Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin, but instead played his pass straight to one of the home side’s defenders and the opportunity was gone.
Should have been ‘money in the bank’.