Round three of Serie A was action packed with some brilliant performances and major surprises which even the most avid calcio fan would have found hard to predict.
Here at Forza Italian Football, we bring you the weekend’s winners and losers.
Winner – Francesco Totti
Being a super-sub works out pretty well for Roma’s talisman. Despite his complaints last season about his lack of minutes on the pitch, Totti’s current role with the Giallorossi allows the 39-year-old to enhance his living-legend status, exactly what he did this weekend.
With Roma facing an embarrassing home defeat at the hands of Sampdoria, Totti entered the pitch and completely transformed the match, providing a stunning assist for Edin Dzeko to equalise before converting an injury-time penalty with his usual tranquil style.
Ideally, Roma coach Luciano Spalletti would not still have to rely on Totti’s abilities, especially as the 39-year-old is evidently feeling the effects of his age. Spalletti will have to make sure that I Lupi start defending better to make sure Roma aren’t in need of Totti miracles every weekend.