AC Milan remain on top of the Serie A table while Sassuolo fell behind after losing 3-0 to Inter.
Elsewhere, Ligurian clubs Spezia and Sampdoria got 2-2 draws away to Cagliari and Torino respectively, and Parma beat Genoa 2-1.
Let us know your thoughts on the Team of the Week for Round 9 of the 2020/21 Serie A season, which is deployed in the usual 3-4-3 formation!
Marco Silvestri – Hellas Verona (4 Team of the Week appearances)
The Gialloblu goalkeeper maintained his impressive start to the season and kept a clean sheet against one of Italian football’s most prolific attacks.
Gaetano Letizia – Benevento (2 apps)
Started at right-back and then moved to left once Christian Maggio came on. Looked comfortable on both flanks and scored the equalizer against Juventus.
Alessio Romagnoli – AC Milan
Easily produced his best performance of the season so far in defence and also scored the opening goal against Fiorentina.
Simone Bastoni – Spezia
Dominated on the left flank, and provided the assist for the Aquilotti’s equaliser, scored by Emmanuel Gyasi.
Antonio Candreva – Sampdoria (2 apps)
Scored the equaliser against Torino with his non-preferred left foot and he assisted for Fabio Quagliarella’s fine volley.
Fabian Ruiz – Napoli
Directed the play in the midfield and scored the second goal for the Partenopei with an effort from long-range.
Miguel Veloso – Hellas Verona
Commanded the midfield and was involved in both goals. Converted the penalty to open the scoring and his splendid pass found Mattia Zaccagni for the second goal.
Rodrigo De Paul – Udinese (3 apps)
Provided the inspiration from midfield in the Zebrette’s shock victory. Assisted in Ignacio Pussetto’s goal, and was involved in the play leading up to the third Udinese goal, which was scored by Fernando Forestieri.
Gervinho – Parma (2 apps)
The Ducali got a much-needed victory and the Ivorian veteran made the difference with his brace.
Lautaro Martinez – Inter
Was an important part in most of the Nerazzurri’s attacking play, and he assisted in the opening goal, which was scored by Alexis Sanchez.
Lorenzo Insigne – Napoli
An inspirational performance from the Partenopei captain. Opened the scoring with a delightful free-kick, assisted Fabian Ruiz for the second Neapolitan goal, and was involved in the build-up resulting in the fourth one.