The Top Performers of Serie A Round 23 – Handanovic Raises the Wall!

Although the Derby di Milano and Atalanta - Napoli were the highlight matches of the weekend and received the most media attention, the remaining Serie A fixtures were also intriguing as usual. Here we take a look at the best performers of match-day 23, with the help of some key statistical metrics.
Marcos Alonso from Chelsea has been recently rumored to be a target for Antonio Conte's Inter

Marcos Alonso and Emerson Fit Both Inter and Chelsea Plans

There is interest for Chelsea from Italy. Juventus were linked with Emerson Palmieri when Maurizio Sarri was still in charge, but that trail has gone cold. The rumor mill now suggests a reunion with Antonio Conte, together with Marcos Alonso. Both players flourished under the Italian tactician in West London and have had varying success since his departure.

Meanwhile In Moscow: The Final Top 11 of World Cup 2018

The France squad that just won their second World Cup title didn’t make our jaws drop. Beauty and appearance were rather left to the Gioconda’s smile and to Napoleonic conquers. But in football, those who win are always right. And so, The Cult of Calcio’s final Top 11 lineup could not but feature many French – pardon, World Champions – representatives.

Meanwhile in Moscow: Vive La France! The World Cup Is Bleu!

The World Cup Winners remains an elite club with very strict admission rules. France covered themselves with glory for the second time, while brusquely rejecting Croatia’s application to join the club. The Final in Moscow ended 4-2 for Didier Deschamps’ side, but we need to thank both teams for giving life to one of the most entertaining finals in decades.

Meanwhile in Moscow: Perisic-Mandzu Take Croatia to Last Act

Croatia are the second finalist of World Cup 2018. Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic pushed the Balkan side into their first world final ever, overturning Kieran Trippier’s initial lead for England. The Vatreni will thus face France next Sunday at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow for the last act, a totally deserved achievement for the white-and-red checkered squad.

Meanwhile in Moscow: Umtiti Brings France Back to WC Final

A flash in the night of Saint Petersburg, Samuel Umtiti’s header brought France back to a World Cup Final, 12 years after the bitter outcome of Berlin 2006. Didier Deschamps’ side prevailed in their Semi Final over Belgium with a lone goal by their Barcelona-based center back. Just like 4 years ago in Brazil, the Red Devils faded away in the decisive moment.

Meanwhile in Moscow: Croatia Second Lines Don’t Forgive

Croatia completed their clean round in World Cup Group D in Rostov last night, as they beat Iceland 2-1 to secure their first place in the so-called “Group of Death.” With the qualification already in his pocket after two games, Coach Zlatko Dalic operated a massive turnover, which still didn’t prevent the Vatreni from honoring their last match.

Serie A Round 30: Top 5 Goals

Our weekly selection of the Top Serie A goals inevitably picked a few samples from the goalfest in the Stadio Olimpico between Lazio and Benevento. However, even the big match Juventus-Milan featured some excellent scoring to be featured in our gallery. And while SPAL proved to be stronger that unfavorable refereeing decisions – and did it with some showmanship of bel gioco – the prize for the best goal of the week lands in Milano, and in the capable hands of Ivan Perisic.