Top 5 Goals of Serie A Round 5: Chiriches Makes Up for Mistake

Another week, another goal-fest was observed in the Italian top flight. Serie A is no longer the defensive benchmark and is rather turning into an exciting football arena.

Like the weekend before, there were 41 goals in match-day 5. It started off with an exciting 3-3 draw between Sassuolo and Torino. It would finish in the same vein with a 3-3 draw between Milan and Roma. In between, there were exciting fixtures with goals galore across the board.

Akin to Round 4, it was tough to select the top-five goals. Our picks are shared below, but it is necessary to give shout-outs to Filip Djuricic, Fabio Qualiarella, Romelu Lukaku, Gaetano Castrovilli, and Giovanni Simeone for their impressive efforts that were in contention.

Dejan Kulusevski vs Verona

In the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus lack efficiency in front of goal. The Old Lady were on course to a demoralizing defeat to Hellas Verona but for the second week in a row were saved by a combination of Alvaro Morata and Dejan Kulusevski. Morata released his fellow new signing on the right flank, who cut inside and tried his luck from inside the box. The ball made its way into the bottom left corner for Juventus’ equalizer.

Luis Alberto vs Bologna

Lazio came into the Serie A fixture against Bologna after defeating Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League. They did not show any signs of fatigue as Simeone Inzaghi’s men were alert in the counter-press. The match would be remembered for Ciro Immobile’s record-breaking effort, but the highlight of the game came through Luis Alberto’s boots. The Spaniard won the ball around the half-way mark. He galloped towards the Bologna goal before unleashing a fierce shot from inside the box to get on the scoreboard.

Charalambos Lykogiannis vs Crotone

Cagliari went into the weekend with their first win of the season and took on Crotone, who managed to hold Juventus to a 1-1 draw. It was the Pythagoreans who took the lead, and the Islanders responded emphatically. Giovanni Simeone raised eyebrows with his expert linkup with Joao Pedro, but it was Charalambos Lykogiannis’ free-kick that was the google of the night. The dead ball was 25-yards out on the right, and Lykogiannis’ left-footed strike had no response from Alex Cordaz. Cagliari would go on to win the match 4-2.

Lorenzo Insigne vs Benevento

Roberto Insigne scored against his alma mater with a superb strike. Benevento had the lead but came under pressure from the older Insigne and his Napoli teammates. Their resolute defense lasted until the hour mark when Lorenzo Insigne hit the back of the net from the right edge of the penalty box. The ball made its way past Lorenzo Montipò, hitting the crossbar and into the net with the scoreboard reading 1-1 as both Insigne brothers were on the board.

Vlad Chiriches vs Torino

Torino took a 1-3 lead but was unable to keep it. Sassuolo would fight their way back into the match to claim a point. The comeback began with Filip Djuricic’s backheel and finished when Francesco Caputo scored in the 85th minute. However, it was Vlad Chirches’ strike that was the highlight of the net. The defender sent a power bolt of a shot into the top left corner for Sassuolo’s second of the night and grab a spot in this’ weeks top 5 goals of Serie A.