Top 5 Goals of Serie A Round 6: Milinkovic-Savic Shines for Lazio

Italian top-flight football is showing no signs of fatigue with entertainment galore. There were 37 goals scored in Serie A Round 6, with Torino’s 3-4 defeat to Lazio in injury time one to be remembered for ages.

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Juventus’ first-team fold with a brace from the bench while Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to defy logic with his acrobatic finishes. Even the Portuguese will be looking up to his Swedish counterpart for inspiration. His overhead goal matched the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s panenka.

Elsewhere, Sassuolo stunned Napoli at the San Paolo while Inter could only manage a 2-2 draw at the San Siro. Musa Barrow’s strikes earned the three points for Bologna against the Giovanni Simeone inspired Cagliari. Bragging rights were shared between Sampdoria and Genoa in the Derby della Lanterna, but it was Hellas Verona who stamped their authority against Benevento. Roma too managed to outwit Fiorentina, while Atalanta returned to winning ways against Crotone.

With Sassuolo shutting out Napoli, there were not as many goals as last week, but there was quality in the 37 goals witnessed this past weekend. Shout out to Luis Muriel, Marcelo Brozovic, Adrian Rabiot, Andreas Pereira, Jakub Jankto, Roberto Soriano, and Maxime Lopez. They do not make our list, but their efforts make up for fine viewing. So, without further ado, here are our picks for top-five goals from matchday six.

Gervinho vs Inter

Coming to the San Siro to face the mighty Nerazzurri is not an easy task. Parma had their work cut out for themselves but were helped by Antonio Conte’s men. The Emilians managed to keep their hosts at bay in the first half and dealt a swift blow in the first minute of the second period. Hernani sent a lofted ball forward, which was dispatched into the top-right corner on the volley by Gervinho. It was the Ivory Coast international’s first goal of the new campaign, and what a way to start. Inter would reply with an exceptional goal from Marcelo Brozovic, but it paled in comparison.

Musa Barrow vs Cagliari

Bologna put space between themselves and the relegation slots in this potential six-point affair. They went behind but had Musa Barrow to thank for. The Gambian had struggled to find the back of the net this season but was reliable against the Islanders. His two strikes from the right edge of the box were similar, the first equalizing the fixture and the second giving Bologna the lead. Rodrigo Palacio had been denied from a similar angle from inside the box, but Barrow would go two better than the captain on the night. It was a man of the match performance, which outshone Roberto Soriano’s efforts.

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Spezia

Alvaro Morata’s flirtations with the VAR continues, reminding everyone why the Old Lady needs Cristiano Ronaldo to lead their lines. The Portuguese hit-man came on the pitch to replace Paulo Dybala and gave a good account of himself. He broke through Spezia’s defense to get on the scoreboard, but it was his continued brilliance from the spot that earned him a place in our top five. Ronaldo stepped up and sent in a spectacular panenka that epitomized his efficiency and confidence.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs Udinese

Milan are flying high and it is on the shoulders of their oldest squad member. Gianluigi Donnarumma is the captain, but there is one leader in the dressing room, and it is the towering Swede. Zlatan was at his best against the Little Zebras, providing the assist for Franck Kessié’s opener. However, he had saved his best for later in the game. With Udinese equalizing through a Rodrigo De Paul penalty, the former Inter Milan and Juventus star turned the game on its head with a late overhead kick to continue the Rossonerri’s unbeaten run.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic vs Torino

Ronaldo returned and scored a brace. Zlatan sent in an overhead kick from a bad clearance. And still, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is our pick. It also eclipsed Andreas Pereira’s excellent goal that saw the Lazio players move the ball across the Torino penalty area. The Serbian midfielder sent in an unstoppable free-kick that left Salvatore Sirigu with no chance. Not only was the strike full of quality but it arrived when the Biancocelesti needed it. It would bring the match on level footing before it’s bizarre final minutes where Torino will lose the game after taking the lead.