Serie A action returned on the weekend after the international break with Napoli and Atalanta remaining on top of the league table thanks to their victories on Matchday 8. The Partenopei opened the round with a 3-1 win against Torino while La Dea defeated Fiorentina 1-0 on Sunday.
Elsewhere, AC Milan secured a 3-1 win against Empoli, Sassuolo smashed Salernitana 5-0, Lecce held Cremonese to a 1-1 draw, and Monza earned a 3-0 victory against Sampdoria.
Here is the Serie A Team of the Week for Matchday 8 of the 2022/23 season, which is deployed in the 4-3-3 formation. Let us know your thoughts!
Serie A 22/23 – Matchday 8 Team of the Week
Wladimiro Falcone – Lecce
Although he conceded the penalty that gave Cremonese the lead, he atoned for that afterwards with a couple of impressive saves.
Giorgio Scalvini – Atalanta
La Dea were able to keep another clean sheet and the Italian starlet was able to limit the attacking threat of Jonathan Ikone on Fiorentina’s right wing.
Chris Smalling – Roma
The Englishman was hardly troubled by the Inter forwards and he scored the winner after heading Lorenzo Pellegrini’s free-kick into the net.
Alessio Romagnoli – Lazio
Comfortably distributed the ball out from the back and he scored his first goal for the Biancocelesti with a superb strike in the comprehensive victory against Spezia.
Jaka Bijol – Udinese
After scoring in the victory against Inter before the international break, the Slovenian defender was the hero against Hellas Verona with a header in stoppage time.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – Lazio
Played with vivaciousness and confidence in the midfield and he scored twice in the second half against Spezia.
Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa – Napoli
The Cameroon international had not scored for the Partenopei in Serie A prior to the match against Torino, but he laid the foundations for the Napoli victory with two goals in six-minute spell in the first half.
Stefano Sensi – Monza
Controlled the midfield seamlessly against one of his former clubs, and he sealed the victory against Sampdoria with a strike from just outside of the box.
Armand Lauriente – Sassuolo
The Neroverdi registered one of the biggest wins in their history, and Lauriente played an instrumental role with a goal and an assist.
Dusan Vlahovic – Juventus
In a match which the Bianconeri had well in control, the Serbian striker played his part, supplying an assist for compatriot Filip Kostic and then scoring the second Juve goal with a header.
Rafael Leao – AC Milan
After serving a one-match suspension, the Rossoneri left-winger resumed his duties in style. Provided an assist for Ante Rebic to give Milan the lead, and he sealed the win in stoppage time with a delightful chip.