Inter pummelled their rivals Milan in a shocking fashion, while Juventus announced themselves as a potential Scudetto challengers with a convincing win over Lazio. So we'll try to recap the most intriguing action from the last three days in our Tops and Flops of Serie A Round 4.
The Nerazzurri capped off an amazing 2023 Derby della Madonnina calendar year with an emphatic 5-1 victory over brotherly rivals Milan. It was to be Inter’s record fifth straight head-to-head win– a feat never managed before by either team in the history of the momentous derby. Here is how the five Milan Derby encounters have panned out since the duo first took on each other in the Supercoppa Italiana final back in January.
As is always the case, these major showdowns are shaped by a series of small battles that ensue all over the pitch. So we'll take a closer look at six key duels between Inter and Milan players, skirmishes that will eventually decide the outcome of Saturday's clash.
Before we allow this abysmal start to blight our judgment and lead us to premature conclusions, let's take a closer look at the club's summer transfer session and try to analyze whether Roma have become stronger or weaker when compared to last season's squad.
The club went on to sign a host of newcomers with vast potential, with the aim of boosting Stefano Pioli's ranks in terms of quality and depth. So did Milan succeed in their quest and emerge out from the transfer market as a stronger team than last season? Let's run a comparison based on every department before we reach a final conclusion.
The top brass was hellbent on making a profit during the summer without jeopardizing the quality of the men at Simone Inzaghi's disposal. So did the Inter directors succeed in this daunting mission? Let's analyze the club's playing departments while comparing this season's personnel to last term's before reaching a general conclusion.
Who are the Italian winners and losers outside of Serie A this week? Although Serie A is home to the majority of Italian stars, especially those that play for the Azzurri, there are still a host of top-quality players that feature outside of the league. That includes the likes of Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sandro Tonali and Wilfried Gnonto.
One of the three big showdowns ended in a demolition job while another delivered an upset. As for the clash between Roma and Milan, the final result was somewhat expected, albeit with a twist. So let's recap the most compelling action from the thrilling Italian weekend in our Tops and Flops from Serie A Round 3.
In football, some playing careers can be eternally intertwined with one another. Some intertwines are simply based on mere coincidences, with fate putting one player in the path of another. This has often been the case for Romelu Lukaku and Paulo Dybala, two stars who repeatedly found themselves thrust within the same plot.
Despite playing against relatively weaker opposition, the capital sides have assembled a single point between them after the first two weekends of the season. So let's review the most memorable action of the Italian weekend in our Tops and Flops for Serie A Round 2.
Whether they're trying to overcome devastating injuries or bounce back from disappointing campaigns, the ten Serie A stars on our list all have one thing in common: Being hellbent on redemption.
Last weekend, Calcio returned with a bang. While the majority of the top boys passed their initial tests, there were a couple of surprising results across the board. So let's recap the action from the opening matchday of the season in our own special way while identifying the Tops and Flops from Serie A Round 1.