Elsewhere, Atalanta lost 2-1 to Lecce, Fiorentina were held to a 1-1 draw by Empoli, and Juventus, who have a 15-point penalty, defeated Spezia 2-0.
Here is the Serie A Team of the Week for Matchday 23 of the 2022/23 season, which is deployed in the 4-3-3 formation. Let us know your thoughts!
Mattia Perin – Juventus
In a rare start for the Bianconeri, Perin made some impressive saves and kept a clean sheet against Spezia.
Lucas Martinez Quarta – Fiorentina
A reliable performance defensively and offensively from the Argentinian centre-back against Empoli. Had a completion passing rate of 81%, made 11 out of 15 accurate long balls, completed four out of five tackles, three clearances, and won 14 duels.
Nicolo Casale – Lazio
Alert enough when he needed to be, making five recoveries, and winning three out of five aerial duels. However, his best contribution in this game was his ball distribution, completing 81 out of 82 passes with a success rate of 99% and completing five out of five long passes.
Federico Baschirotto – Lecce
Atalanta had a tough time getting around the imposing centre-back. He made two blocks, two tackles, three interceptions, and an incredible 13 clearances.
Chris Smalling – AS Roma
A fine performance in defence from the English veteran. He was particularly dominant in the air, winning 11 out of 12 aerial duels.
Junior Messias – AC Milan
Patrolled the right flank for the Rossoneri and scored the only goal of the game in the victory against Monza.
Morten Hjulmand – Lecce
The Dane provided some much-need steel in the Salentini midfield. Won 10 out of 11 duels, made four clearances, and made six interceptions.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Inter
After an average first half, the Armenian veteran lifted his team in the second half, and he finished off a lovely team move with a stunning strike to regain the lead for the Nerazzurri.
Ciro Immobile – Lazio
After spending some time on the sidelines, the Aquile centre-forward rediscovered his scoring prowess with two goals against Salernitana.
Victor Osimhen – Napoli
The Sassuolo defence could not contain the Nigerian striker, who scored the second goal for the Partenopei with a strike from a tight angle.
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia – Napoli
Superlatives to describe this Georgian sensation are now coming short. Although he played well throughout the game against Sassuolo, the clear highlight was his slalom run which eventuated in him scoring the opening goal.