Cristiano Ronaldo opened his Juventus account with a brace against Sassuolo as the Bianconeri sit top of the Serie A with 12 points in four games.
Napoli and Lazio also won, but Inter, Roma and AC Milan all dropped points against teams they were very much expected to beat. Parma got the win at the Stadio Meazza, while Chievo came back from two goals down to draw at the Stadio Olimpico.
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Thomas Strakosha – Lazio
His last minute save counts as much as a goal. Vital to get Lazio three crucial points.
Alessandro Florenzi – Roma
An absolute tank down the right flank, delivering the assist for Stephan El Shaarawy’s opener. He was subbed off, and Roma conceded.
Omar Colley – Sampdoria
The new Kalidou Koulibaly, as some say. And he showed it with an impeccable game against Frosinone.
Federico Dimarco – Parma
What a rocket of a goal to give Parma a historical win at the Stadio Meazza. He is on loan from Inter, who might be thinking about bringing him back as soon as possible now.
Valter Birsa – Chievo
An absolute beauty to get Chievo back in the game at the Olimpico.
Nicolo Barella – Cagliari
There is a reason why Cagliari are asking for about €40 million to let him go. He was everywhere on the pitch against AC Milan, defending, attacking, and almost scoring, with the post still trembling.
Soualiho Meite – Torino
A beast in midfield, but with pure class too: his goal to equalise for Toro is a gem.
Lucas Leiva – Lazio
Put simply, a wall. Empoli’s attacks were all stopped by his ability to tackle and to be covering the defence always in the perfect position. He also dictated Lazio’s game from deep and served some lovely balls on the counter.
Lorenzo Insigne – Napoli
This home win against Fiorentina was too important, and his goal is vital for Napoli. He was the main threat throughout the 90 minutes, then scored to kill Fiorentina.
Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus
Finally, he opened his Bianconeri account. Yes, the first goal was dead easy, and yes, he did miss two open chances after he had scored, but in the end his two strikes made the difference.
Andrea Petagna – SPAL
His first Serie A double, against his former club, in front of his new fans: and it’s another three points for SPAL, the biggest surprise of this start of the season.