There were 32 goals scored in Serie A as Inter and Juventus registered impressive wins over top-four rivals Atalanta and Lazio, respectively. In addition to the customary four-goal thrillers audiences have gotten used to from Italian top-flight football, six goals were scored in two meetings.
The highlight of the weekend was Crotone’s 4-2 win over Torino. The Sharks ended their dismal run with the emphatic result under new coach Serse Cosmi. Apart from Simy’s 27th-minute penalty, the remaining five were a shoo-in for the top-five goal of the round considerations.
Here is our pick of the Top 5 goals from Serie A Round 26.
Radja Nainggolan vs. Sampdoria
After back-to-back wins under Leonardo Semplici, Cagliari found themselves staring at their first defeat in three games. Not if Radja Nainggolan had his say in the matter. The Belgian midfielder latched onto a loose ball and sent it goal-bound. Emil Audero was wrong-footed with the strike and had no chance to stop it. Sampdoria dropped precious points, making it four games without a win.
Lorenzo Insigne vs. Bologna
Napoli needed to take the points on offer as the race for top-four and Champions League participation heats up. After dull and uninspiring performances where the Partenopei had failed to display life, they could not have hoped for a better start. Fabian Ruiz passed to Piotr Zielinski, whose back-heel found Lorenzo Insigne in acres of space. The Italy international was quick to assess the situation, sending a shot to the bottom right corner to open the proceedings.
Krunic vs. Hellas Verona
Milan’s recent run of ubiquitous performances have seen them slide behind Inter on the points table. They were out there to arrest their form and returned to the San Siro with a 0-2 away victory. Rade Krunic and Diogo Dalot both sent furious strikes, and it is the latter that we have selected. The Bosnian sent a spectacular free-kick from the edge of the box which had Marco Silvestri clawing at thin air. The difficult angle made the effort all the more highlight material.
Joaquin Correa vs. Juventus
With Cristiano Ronaldo starting on the bench, the Old Lady showed they do not need their talisman to bail them out. They went down a goal to Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio but completed the turnaround at the hour mark. However, it will be Joaquin Correa’s solo run that will live in the minds of the fans. The Lazio attacker capitalized on a Dejan Kulusevski errant back pass, turning his marker inside out before sending a shot to take the lead.
Adam Ounas vs. Torino
Crotone have been the punching bag in the Italian top-flight football this season. They have the worst goals for and goals difference record but no one could have ascertained this after watching them against Torino. Both sides wowed the audiences with spectacular efforts but the best was saved for last. Deep in added time, Adam Ounas was hugging the line and then the touchline during his mesmerizing run. The Torino defenders did not know what hit them, and by the time they realized, it was all over as Salvatore Sirigu was picking the ball from his net.