Tops and flops of the 26th day of Serie A: the revolt of the peasants
By the end of the season, if we want to look back and identify the most unusual weekend of the Serie A campaign, then Round 26 should at least be on the shortlist. It will be remembered as the day when the consensus top seven clubs in the country failed to record a single victory between them.
So let’s chat about the action as we identify the weekend’s best and worst players in our Tops and Flops from Round 26 of Serie A.
Top (Striker): Fabio Quagliarella
We usually choose a player as the best old-timer of the weekend, but we’re feeling especially generous today (plus it’s easy to be generous when it costs you nothing), so instead of one, we let’s go with Three!
After a long and worrying goal drought, Sampdoria have found their talisman, which in turn has found its cleats.
The Italian veteran led the Blucerchiati to an important victory over Empoli with a personal double, including a fabulous second goal.
Top (Defender): Gleison Bremer
If anyone was wondering why all the top clubs in Serie A want Gleison Bremer, his display at Mole derby should be a sufficient answer.
The Brazilian completely negated Dusan Vlahovic’s threat with the Juventus striker not sniffing the ball.
Top (goalkeeper): Andrea Consigli
Even though Sassuolo played admirably against Inter, there were moments in the second half where Andrea Consigli turned into a one-man army while the Nerazzurri the strikers were unleashed in his box.
The former Atalanta keeper made at least eight vital saves, securing a memorable win for the Emilians at Giuseppe Meazza.
Flop (Player): Mike Maignan
Unlike the previous round, Mike Maignan made an off-night in Salerno. The Frenchman didn’t time his exit which led to Salernitana’s opener against Milan. Plus, it almost cost the Rossoneri another goal with a lack of concentration in the second half.
The former Lille goalscorer remains one of Serie A’s best, but his abysmal performance in round 26 forced Stefano Pioli’s men to work extra hard just to take a lonely and disappointing point home from the ground. a team that already has a foothold in Serie B.
Top (manager): Vincenzo Italiano
While Sassuolo’s Alessio Dionisi’s work should be credited, Vincenzo Italiano pressed all the right buttons from start to finish when Fiorentina hosted Atalanta.
Although The Dea’s The formation has been weakened by a series of injuries, the team of Gian Piero Gasperini remains one of the most dangerous in the championship. However, the Alto managed to limit their danger while sometimes putting on a show.
From starting line-up to timely substitutions, Italiano is simply a man who knows exactly what needs to be done.
Top (team): Sassuolo
Anyone who says Serie A lacks entertaining aspects, Sassuolo is the perfect counterclaim. the Neroverdi are truly a gift from calcium gods.
Sunday, Inter did not have an answer for the men of Dionisi who made the show at Meazza. And even when the Nerazzurri put it together in the second half, they were pushed back but Consigli’s heroism.
A performance to remember for the provincial team.
Flop (team): The Big Boys
Although Inter might have been the obvious choice due to their home defeat, the other Serie A big boys didn’t fare much better in round 26.
Title challengers Milan and Napoli only got draws on their respective trips to relegation-threatened sides, while Juventus left much to be desired in their unconvincing performance against crosstown rivals. the Bianconeri were lucky, however, as their direct rivals Atalanta succumbed to defeat in Tuscany.
As for the capital sides, Roma had to launch a second-half revolt just to salvage a point at the Olimpico against a brilliant Verona, while Lazio couldn’t get the job done in Udine and had to settle for a 1-1 draw. .