Team of the Week

Serie A Team of the Week: Lukaku strikes again plus a goalkeeping masterclass

The Belgian's superb form continued as he scored the opening goal of the game against Genoa at the weekend

9:58am on Monday 1st March 2021
Martin Macdonald

Inter maintained their four-point lead at the top of Serie A this weekend with a comfortable 3-0 victory at home to Genoa.

Romelu Lukaku (8.5) opened the scoring at San Siro and was generally a menace all afternoon.

As well as hitting the back of the net in the first minute to give Inter the perfect start, he would go on to assist the second for Matteo Darmian (8.1) who also makes our Serie A Team of the Week following his performance at right wing-back.

Lukaku would have had more goals if not for the efforts of the Genoa keeper, too, as he hit five shots on target during his time on the pitch, and also had the third-most touches inside the opposition box of any player this weekend with 10.

Joining him in the front three are Lorenzo Insigne (7.6) who recorded an assist in Napoli's win over Benevento, and Spezia's Emanuel Gyasi (8.4), who scored two against Parma.

Atalanta bounced back from the disappointing Champions League loss against Real Madrid with a relatively routine 2-0 win away at Sampdoria, with left wing-back Robin Gosens (7.9) getting on the scoresheet there. He also impressively won 8/9 duels on the day.

Juventus could only manage a poor 1-1 draw versus Verona, but Rodrigo Bentancur (7.9) kept things ticking over in midfield as best he could, completing 56/67 passes and making 13 ball recoveries.

Alongside him in central midfield is Milan's Franck Kessie (7.4), who scored the opening goal from the penalty spot against Roma.

The three-man defence features Lucas Martinez (7.9), Stefan de Vrij (7.6), and Rafael Toloi (7.8).

The best performer of the weekend actually generated a perfect 10 FC Rating, as Bologna goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski (10) was key for his side in the 2-0 win against Lazio.

Against a barrage of attacks from the capital club, he made no less than eight saves between the sticks to earn his clean sheet bonus.

Serie A Team of the Week
Season 20/21 - Gameweek 24

Latest news

Premier League

Premier League Table: Liverpool drop points after Super League announcement

Liverpool played their first game after the announcement of the European Super League, and failed to win against Leeds

  • 8 hours
Player Ratings

Leeds 1-1 Liverpool Player Ratings: Late Llorente strike denies Merseyside Reds

Diego Llorente's late header denied Liverpool maximum points after Sadio Mane had given Jurgen Klopp's men a first-half lead.

  • 19 hours

Most penalties in Europe: Depay makes it a perfect 10 for Lyon

Valencia and PSG were among the other teams who moved up our leaderboard tracking the sides receiving the most spot-kicks.

  • 1 day
European Assists King

European Assists King 2020/21: Masterful Muller does it again

The Bayern star continued an amazing run of form at the weekend and now sits four ahead of Harry Kane in our standings.

  • 1 day
European Golden Shoe

European Golden Shoe 2020/21: Haaland & Mbappe close gap to injured leaders

With Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo out injured, the Dortmund and PSG forwards made significant moves up the standings.

  • 1 day
Premier League

Premier League top scorers 2020/21: Kane goes two clear, Lingard makes leaderboard

The Tottenham forward took a big step towards the Golden Boot but Mohamed Salah has a chance to respond on Monday.

  • 1 day

Most read