Serie A 2023/24: Player of the Week – Matchday 10

Gianluca Scamacca is the 2023/24 Serie A Player of the Week for Matchday 10, after firing Atalanta into the Champions League qualification places.


Gianluca Scamacca was the hero as Atalanta moved into the Champions League qualification places with a 3-0 win over Empoli and won the 2023/24 Serie A Player of the Week crown for Matchday 10.

With the Azzurri fighting to avoid relegation, the Italian international was intent on piling more misery on the Tuscan club and was the standout performer with two goals and an assist for midfielder Teun Koopmeiners.

Stunning Scamacca shoots down Empoli

The opening goal from the 24-year-old was a moment of brilliance he might struggle to replicate this term. Racing onto a through-ball and sending a backheeled finish past the goalkeeper, after his first touch took him away from goal.

Moments later, a low curling effort hit the post and nearly rebounded into the net off the head of former Atalanta goalkeeper Etrit Berisha. Who saved a close-range header from Scamacca shortly after. The summer signing from West Ham United then turned provider, when laying the ball off for Koopmeiners to fire home from the edge of the box.

Koopmeiners after scoring against Empoli (Atalanta_BC)

Can Scamacca fire Italy to the 2024 European Championships

Although Scamacca scored a wonderful solo goal on 51 minutes to put victory beyond doubt and sent another stunning effort cannoning off the crossbar 10 minutes later, it was the overall performance of the young frontman that should excite Italy fans.

The former Sassuolo striker’s goal against England gave them brief hope of securing valuable Euro 2024 qualification points at Wembley Stadium, but more important fixtures are on the horizon. With goals vital to ensure progress from Group C, Scamacca must surely start the upcoming games with Ukraine and North Macedonia or risk another failure to reach an international tournament.


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