Napoli are outright leaders in Serie A after thrashing Lazio 4-0 while AC Milan suffered a 3-1 defeat at home to Sassuolo.
A solitary goal was enough for Atalanta to beat Juventus, Inter won 2-0 against Venezia, Sampdoria came back to win 3-1 against Hellas Verona, and Empoli made a late comeback of their own to defeat Fiorentina 2-1.
Let us know your thoughts on the Team of the Week for Round 14 of the 2021/22 Serie A season, which is deployed in the 3-4-3 formation!
Juan Musso – Atalanta (2 Team of the Week appearances)
Although he was not tested too often, the Argentine remained alert and helped La Dea keep a clean sheet.
Merih Demiral – Atalanta (2 apps)
The Turkish defender had a point the prove against his former club and he made sure that Atalanta did not have their backline breached.
Kalidou Koulibaly – Napoli (5 apps)
Controlled the defence impeccably and he limited the attacking threat of Lazio star Ciro Immobile.
Federico Dimarco – Inter (2 apps)
The Nerazzurri wing-back was a constant threat on the left flank and he was involved in a lot of attacking moves against Venezia.
Antonio Candreva – Sampdoria (5 apps)
The evergreen winger masterminded Il Doria’s comeback against Hellas Verona, scoring the equaliser and then supplying an assist for Albin Ekdal.
Fabian Ruiz – Napoli (2 apps)
One of the reasons why the Partenopei dominated against Lazio. His distribution was excellent and he sealed the emphatic victory with a goal from long range.
Hakan Calhanoglu – Inter (3 apps)
His creativity in the middle of the park shone again, and he opened the scoring against Venezia, his third goal in three Serie A games.
Nedim Bajrami – Empoli
Came on with over half an hour remaining in the game against Fiorentina and he was heavily involved in the build-up for both Azzurri goals.
Dries Mertens – Napoli
The Belgian veteran came into the starting line-up after Victor Osimhen suffered an injury against Inter and he displayed his class by scoring two lovely goals.
Gianluca Scamacca – Sassuolo (2 apps)
Played a vital part in the Neroverdi’s comeback victory against AC Milan. Scored the equaliser with a long-range shot and the Simon Kjaer came from his initial shot.
Duvan Zapata – Atalanta (2 apps)
Although chances were limited against Juventus, he took his chance in style and scored with his non-preferred right foot. It was his seventh goal in as many Serie A matches and the goal gave Atalanta their first win against Juventus in Turin since 1989.