AC Milan sit on top of the Serie A table after defeating city rivals Inter 2-1 while Atalanta lost for the first time this season after Napoli dismantled them 4-1.
Sassuolo came back to win 4-3 against local rivals Bologna, Juventus were held to a 1-1 draw away to Crotone, and Roma thrashed Benevento 5-2.
Elsewhere, Cagliari and Udinese got their first wins of the season, defeating Torino and Parma respectively 3-2, Sampdoria scored three without reply against Lazio, and Genoa held Hellas Verona to a scoreless draw.
Here is the Team of the Week for Round 4 of the 2020/21 Serie A season, which is deployed in the usual 3-4-3 formation. Let us know your thoughts!
Mattia Perin – Genoa
Returned in goal for the Grifone after recovering from COVID-19 and he kept a clean sheet. Made a few crucial saves, none more outstanding than his save from Eddie Salcedo’s header.
Giovanni Di Lorenzo – Napoli
Was involved in the build-up for the Partenopei’s opening goal and he nullified the threat of Robin Gosens on Atalanta’s left flank.
Kostas Manolas – Napoli
A very assuring performance from the Greek defender and he limited the threat of Duvan Zapata in the Atalanta attack.
Tommaso Augello – Sampdoria
A dominant performance from the Doriani left-back. Crossed for Fabio Quagliarella to score the opener, nearly scored with a cross-shot, and then scored his first Blucerchiati goal soon after.
Domenico Berardi – Sassuolo
Scored a stunning equaliser for the Neroverdi at 1-1 and played a part in the winning goal. Remained an attacking threat for his side during the game even when they were trailing.
Junior Messias – Crotone
This Brazilian late bloomer was the surprise standout of the match. The Squali midfielder was at the heart of his team’s attacking play.
Rodrigo De Paul – Udinese
Provided a great link between midfield and attack and he was confident in his dribbling. Was involved in the build-up for the winner scored by Ignacio Pussetto.
Hirving Lozano – Napoli (2 Team of the Week apps)
Found the back of the net twice for the Partenopei and could have also scored another two more in their demolition of Atalanta.
Giovanni Simeone – Cagliari
It was a shoot-out between Andrea Belotti from Torino and the Argentine, whose double made the difference for the Isolani.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – AC Milan (2 apps)
The evergreen Swede returned to the Rossoneri attack after recovering from COVID-19 and got a brace in the first half against Inter.
Edin Dzeko – Roma
Scored a double for the Giallorossi and he was involved in the play that resulted in the penalty for Roma’s third goal.