The Neroverdi eventually sealed the deal, with Andrea Pinamonti restoring their lead and Federico Gatti's shocking gaffe of an own goal making it 4-2. So here are our player ratings for Juventus who suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of their hosts Sassuolo.
Thiago Motta is reportedly nearing a contract extension with the Rossoblù, and the announcement is expected to become official during the upcoming international break. Lawyer and agent Alessandro Canovi is perfectly sure of the coach’s regard for Bologna’s next game against Hellas Verona.
Juventus were helped by the spirited support of the Curva in the recent commanding win over Lazio. The Ultras decided to return to the Allianz Stadium after a long strike that started during the Andrea Agnelli era. The new course of the Old Lady is trying to patch things up.
This is the story of one of the most incredible set pieces taken in Serie A and his author was not Diego Maradona, Roberto Carlos, or Sinisa Mihajlovic. The man who conjured such an unforgettable free-kick screamer that defied the laws of ballistics is Juan Alberto Barbas of Argentina, better known as “Beto” Barbas to his Lecce fans.
Gian Piero Gasperini praised De Ketelaere for his impressive display and compared him to former forward Josip Iličić, as the 22-year-old took his tally to two goals from five games for Atalanta. The striker himself expressed confidence in his displays in his post-match interview.
Alberico Evani didn’t follow Roberto Mancini to Saudi Arabia, even though the two collaborated for a few years. He spoke about the former Italy coach’s departure: “I’ve yet to understand what happened. President Gabriele Gravina wanted to make some changes, which is within his rights."
Sardar Azmoun recently made his Roma debut after joining on loan from Bayer Leverkusen last summer. His agent Andrea Pellegatti dished on his move and mindset: “His goal is to do well to stay put since the Giallorossi have an option to buy. He fit right in."
Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali has revealed that a move could very well materialize in January, given the Bianconeri put a proper offer on the table. He gave some context as to how the saga panned between the two clubs: ""I admit that there was a contact after Berardi asked to go."
Arturo Vidal wasn’t exactly entertained by the recent game between Milan and Newcastle United. The former Juventus and Inter midfielder blasted the Rossoneri and the Magpies: “It was the worst match in the history of the Champions League. They made me a bad impression."
Lazio have had issues on both ends to open the season. After keeping 22 clean sheets in 2022/2023, they are still at zero after five games. Moreover, their attack hasn’t been able to compensate for that, having scored just five goals, Just one of those has been netted by an attacker, Ciro Immobile.
Only three teams have had the honors of going unbeaten so far after four games in Serie A, and Lecce are one of them. As the Salentini await to host Genoa, in what is touted to be high-tempo clash at the Stadio Comunale Via del Mare, visiting coach Alberto Gilardino feels his side have to proceed with caution.
Khvicha Kvaratshkelia is struggling to get it going this season, but his slump began long before the summer and the change on the Napoli bench, which hasn’t helped. He was named the 2022/2023 MVP even though he didn’t produce in the final two months.