Serie A 22/23: Team of the Week – Matchday 2

Who made the XI for the Serie A Team of the Week from Matchday 2?


Torino opened the second round of the Serie A campaign on Saturday with a 0-0 draw against Lazio while Inter smashed Spezia 3-0 later in the evening.

Napoli demolished Monza 4-0 on Sunday while AC Milan were held to a 1-1 draw against Atalanta.

Roma needed just one goal to defeat Cremonese on Monday while Sampdoria and Juventus closed the round later that evening with a scoreless draw.

Here is the Serie A Team of the Week for Matchday 2 of the 2022/23 Serie A season, which is deployed in a 4-3-3 formation. Let us know your thoughts!

Serie A 22/23 – Matchday 2 Team of the Week

Ismael Bennacer celebrates AC Milan goal against Atalanta. [@acmilan]

Emil Audero – Sampdoria

The Blucerchiati goalkeeper kept a clean sheet against Juventus and he made some impressive saves from Bianconeri wingers Juan Cuadrado and Filip Kostic.

Alessandro Buongiorno – Torino

Despite boasting limited experience in Serie A, the Granata defender had to keep a close eye on Lazio striker Ciro Immobile and he was able to limit any danger the veteran forward could cause the Torino backline.

Chris Smalling – Roma

Although he was solid in defence, the Englishman made his best contribution in attack. The Giallorossi had several chances to score but the experienced defender scored the only goal of the game with a header at the back post.

Paulo Dybala and Chris Smalling celebrate a Roma goal against Cremonese. (@ASRomaEN)

Kim Min-jae – Napoli

The Korean defender gave an assured performance at the back and he sealed the win against Monza with a header in injury time.

Omar Colley – Sampdoria

There are times when the Gambian centre-back lacks awareness and becomes prone to errors while there are other times in which he can be an astute defender. Thankfully for the Blucerchiati, Colley nullified the attacking threat of Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic and when he did get away, VAR had adjudged him to be offside after Adrien Rabiot had a goal disallowed.

Lorenzo Pellegrini – Roma

It was a complete performance from the Giallorossi captain. Ran tirelessly around the pitch, helping out defensively, provided plenty of creativity, and he assisted in the winning goal for Chris Smalling.

Ismael Bennacer – AC Milan

The Algerian international played an important role in the midfield against Atalanta. Bennacer completed the most passes of the match with 74, ranked first for the most chances created with eight, and scored a sensational equaliser with a bending shot after beating a defender.

Stanislav Lobotka – Napoli

Won plenty of balls in midfield and displayed the ability to bring the ball forward. He also supplied the pass for Kvicha Kvaratskhelia to score his second and Napoli’s third goal against Monza.

Lautaro Martinez – Inter

The Argentine once again displayed his understanding with Romelu Lukaku, which resulted in Lautaro scoring the opening goal against Spezia. He might have had more goals if it wasn’t for the saves of Aquilotti goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski.

Romelu Lukaku – Inter

Despite not finding the back of the net, the Belgian striker turned into a creator of goals for the Nerazzurri against Spezia. He headed the ball down to set up Lautaro Martinez for the opening goal and he dribbled past a couple of defenders in the lead-up to Hakan Calhanoglu’s strike.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia – Napoli

The Georgian left-winger has had a dazzling start to his Serie A career. After an impressive debut against Hellas Verona, Kvaratskhelia scored two fantastic goals in the home victory against Monza.


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