The 90min overview of the primary a part of the season in Serie A

It is time for the 90min overview of Serie A. The Italian championship supplied us some superb matches, surprises and disappointments throughout the first 15 days. The World Cup places the brakes on a battle that was nicely and actually launched. It’s due to this fact a possibility to evaluate one of the best staff, one of the best participant, coach and plenty of different issues.

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Napoli lead Serie A with 41 factors after 15 video games / KONTROLAB/GettyImages

Napoli merely flew over this primary a part of the season. The file speaks for itself: 13 wins, 2 attracts and 0 losses. There is no such thing as a debate, Luciano Spalletti’s males haven’t stolen their place within the standings. The Azzurri are on spectacular requirements, on these of Antonio Conte’s Juventus who then completed the championship with 102 factors throughout the 2012-2013 season.

There’s a statistic that just about sums up the solidity proven by this group: direct confrontations. The Neapolitans have received all of the matches in opposition to the “massive guys”, all away. There is no such thing as a doubt that this World Cup comes on the fallacious time for the staff chaired by Aurelio De Laurentiis. Can this Napoli lastly win the scudetto ? The second a part of the season will give clearer indications with particularly the matches in opposition to Inter and Juve, however this Napoli has the weapons for it.

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Inter misplaced 2-0 to Juventus within the Italian Derby / Anadolu Company/GettyImages

Inter are our disappointment on this first a part of the season. fifth with 30 factors after 15 days, the Nerazzurri might have been far more dropped if a few of its direct rivals had not made a mistake. As a result of general, the file for Simone Inzaghi’s males stays very combined, the place within the standings stays the tree that hides the forest: 5 defeats because the begin of the season, very restricted performances and disappointments after disappointments throughout direct confrontations with a victory (in opposition to Atalanta) and 4 defeats in 5 video games.

That is clearly little for a staff that leaves with the target of attempting to combat to win the scudetto. The absence of Romelu Lukaku (injured since nearly the beginning of the season) has handicapped his staff, however Inzaghi has hardly ever been capable of finding the answer along with his stubbornness for sure questionable tactical selections, beginning with the competitors for the goalkeeper place. Total, the whole lot is to not throw away for an Inter nonetheless absolutely within the race for Europe, however it would definitely take one other perspective and one other efficiency after the World Cup.

Tolgay Arslan

Udinese have misplaced simply 3 video games in 15 Serie A matches / Timothy Rogers/GettyImages

Who might have imagined that Udinese would supply such a begin to the season? eighth on the World break with 24 factors, 6 lengths from fourth place, the efficiency of Bianconeri stunned multiple individual. Andrea Sottil, the coach of Udinese was in a position to carry an actual soul to his group, particularly throughout the first 10 days with 21 factors scored and nice victories in opposition to Roma (4-0) and in opposition to Inter ( 3-1).

The friulani have regardless of the whole lot went downhill on the finish of the primary a part of the season with solely 3 factors taken over the last 5 days however the stability sheet stays greater than constructive.

Victor Osimhen

Victor Osimhen was one in every of Napoli’s strongmen / Francesco Pecoraro/GettyImages

First a part of the thunderous season for Victor Osimhen. If Napoli carried out, it was additionally as a result of they have been in a position to depend on a scorer in nice form. 9 objectives and three assists in 11 Serie A video games performed, nobody does higher. The Nigerian is now a central pawn in Luciano Spalletti’s system.

The principle mission of the previous Lille resident shall be to seek out continuity over a whole season, he’s very clearly the primary competitor of Ciro Motionless and Dusan Vlahovic for the classification of the highest scorer.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic was Lazio’s true chief as soon as once more / Nicolò Campo/GettyImages

The competitors for the title of finest midfielder was robust with Zambo Anguissa however we determined to place Sergej Milinkovic-Savic who nonetheless carried the midfielder for Lazio. What would this staff be with out its sergeant? Good query.

The Serbian midfielder is now very nicely established in Maurizio Sarri’s 4-3-3, nonetheless simply as harmful within the space along with his insertion qualities. 3 objectives and seven assists in 14 video games for SMS, continuity is undoubtedly his best energy. Place on the World Cup with Serbia for him, the chance to indicate the world the excellent footballer he’s.

Min Jae Kim

Kim Min-jae joined Napoli final summer season / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages

What a pleasing shock! Kim Min-jae has bluffed multiple. What an adaptation in Serie A for the South Korean. The previous Fenerbahçe participant changed Kalidou Koulibaly completely and the mission was something however easy.

In a really brief time, he has change into an indispensable participant for Napoli. Sturdy and hard in duels, his room for enchancment is important. Attention-grabbing to see if he’ll affirm put up Mondial. It’s definitely one of many favorites of the primary a part of the season in Serie A.

Alex Meret

Alex Meret is now the primary goalkeeper at Napoli / Nicolò Campo/GettyImages

He was anticipated, he answered current. Alex Meret has been the beginning goalkeeper for Napoli since this season and if his staff has solely conceded 12 objectives in 15 video games, additionally it is as a result of the Italian goalkeeper has been degree. The native of Udine responded current within the main conferences of the championship, an actual wall.


Khvicha Kvaratskhelia joined Napoli this summer season / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/GettyImages

Little identified to most of the people earlier than his arrival in Naples, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia now has a reputation within the soccer world. At 21, the Georgians sublimated in Serie A with 6 objectives and seven assists in 12 video games. The previous Dinamo Batumi participant confirmed the world his essential technical qualities, his sense of elimination in a single in opposition to one and his high quality in entrance of aim.

Profile fairly just like a Federico Chiesa, an actual blaster who can change a match at any time. Injured over the last 3 days, any soccer fan is already wanting ahead to seeing this participant once more in January. That is the true shock and revelation of the primary a part of the season in Serie A.

Luciano Spalletti

Luciano Spalletti and Napoli are unbeaten this season in Serie A / Marco Canoniero/GettyImages

The work delivered by Luciano Spalletti is incredible. Arrived final season in Naples, he knew the right way to give an actual id of recreation to his staff. His Napoli is gorgeous to look at and the outcomes are there. The 57-year-old coach introduced an enormous plus: solidity within the massive conferences.

It is easy, this season Napoli didn’t disappoint, dominating staff, it hit onerous in Serie A as within the Champions League. The previous Inter coach has discovered his fastened eleven, his most well-liked recreation system (4-3-3) and continuity, which the gamers lacked. Azzurri final season. Luciano Spalletti is undoubtedly the coach of the primary a part of the season within the Italian championship.

Massimiliano Allegri

Massimiliano Allegri’s place has by no means been questioned by Juventus administration / Emilio Andreoli/GettyImages

In 4 months, Massimiliano Allegri skilled an actual curler coaster. Anticipated on the flip after a really combined 2021-2022 monetary yr, the Juventus coach has as soon as once more dissatisfied. The beginning of the season Bianconeri is catastrophic and the Mister bianconero has loads to do with it. Since his return to Piedmont, the native of Tuscany has by no means been in a position to give id to his group and the outcomes have been now not there. Tactically, the previous Milan supervisor has typically been overwhelmed, like the sensation {that a} reset has not been made with trendy soccer.

The opposite massive query mark is the next: has Max Allegri had his group in hand this season? Troublesome to reply sure. Regardless of the whole lot, there’s additionally a little bit of a constructive on the finish of the season with this sequence of 6 straight league wins. A Juve not essentially extra flamboyant within the recreation, however finally current mentally. The quite a few accidents pressured Max Allegri to discipline the Bianconera youth (Fagioli, Miretti, Iling-Junior and Soulé), a profitable guess: the advantages have been speedy. As for Napoli, the World Cup appears to have come on the fallacious time for Juve who was in a extra constructive interval. One factor is definite, Allegri must be current for the restoration in January 2023.

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