Serie A 2022/23: Team of the Week – Matchday 18

Napoli and Atalanta stole the headlines in Serie A Matchday 18, and both are well represented in our Team of the Week.

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Napoli extended their lead at the top of Serie A after thrashing Juventus 5-1 at the start of Matchday 18.

AC Milan are nine points behind the Partenopei after drawing 2-2 with Lecce, Inter beat Hellas Verona 1-0, and Roma won 2-0 against Fiorentina.

Elsewhere, Lazio defeated Sassuolo 2-0, Atalanta humiliated Salernitana 8-2, and Empoli needed just one goal to beat Sampdoria.

Here is the Serie A Team of the Week for Matchday 18 of the 2022/23 season, which is deployed in the 4-3-3 formation. Let us know your thoughts!

Dybala and Abraham celebrate a Roma goal with teammates. (@ASRomaEN)

Serie A 22/23 – Matchday 18 Team of the Week

Guglielmo Vicario – Empoli

Kept a clean sheet in the victory against Sampdoria and he was able to cope with a late onslaught from the Blucerchiati.

Amir Rrahmani – Napoli

Effective in defence and scored a goal in the second half against Juventus. Made three successful tackles, three clearances, and had a successful passing rate of 92%.

Federico Baschirotto – Lecce

The tall defender was not an easy opponent for AC Milan to face and they struggled with his physicality. He also scored the Salentini’s second goal of the game with a header.

Giorgio Scalvini – Atalanta

The young Italian defender found the back of net in the second half, and he completed 68 passes, more than anyone else in the demolition of Salernitana.

Alessandro Bastoni – Inter

It was not one of his best games in terms of his ball-playing abilities, but he was reliable in defence, winning 11 out of 13 duels and making five clearances.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia wheels away in celebration after scoring Napoli’s second against Juventus. [@sscnapoli]

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – Lazio

In addition to assisting for Felipe Anderson, the Serbian midfielder won the most duels against Sassuolo with 15, and he drew the most fouls for the game with five.

Teun Koopmeiners – Atalanta

The Dutchman once again made his presence felt in the Atalanta midfield and was involved in two goals. He provided an assist for Giorgio Scalvini, and then scored from a rebound after Salernitana goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa had saved his initial penalty.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia – Napoli

Four out of the Partenopei’s five goals against Juventus involved the left winger. Victor Osimhen’s first goal was a rebound from a Kvaratskhelia shot, the Georgian then scored the second for the Neapolitans, and then he supplied two assists in the second half.

Ademola Lookman reacts for Atalanta. (REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo)

Ademola Lookman – Atalanta

A scintillating display from the Nigeria international for La Dea. Scored two goals and he also provided an assist for Ederson.

Victor Osimhen – Napoli

The Nigerian striker could not be contained against Juventus. He found the back of the net twice and supplied an assist for Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.

Paulo Dybala – Roma

In what was largely a forgettable match, the Argentinian made the difference for the Giallorossi with two superb goals.

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