Top 5 players in Serie A this weekend
It took Sculli less than twenty minutes to seal the win for superior Lazio side against Palermo – scoring a right-footed strike seven minutes in and a headed effort ten minutes later. He could have been on track for a hat-trick but for an injury early in the second half.
4. Samuel Eto’o (Inter Milan)
Going in 1-0 down at half-time at home to Genoa, things weren’t looking too bright for Inter. But out came a different side in the second half, ending the game 5-2 in their favour, with the Cameroonian scoring another brace to take his season total up to 29 in all competitions.
3. Emanuele Giaccherini (Cesena)
In a weekend of several braces in Serie A, his was first. Sampdoria tried to fight back late on, but the Cesena frontman’s two goals just after half-time sealed the win for the Northern club.
If we saw the worst that the pitbull-like midfielder had to offer against Tottenham, then we saw some of his better side against Juventus on Saturday. It was his mishit finish that made sure of a Milan win and that he made the headlines, but he also ran around spraying passes to ensure the Rossoneri didn’t miss Andrea Pirlo.
1. Adrian Mutu (Fiorentina)
After yet another drug ban, a very public desire to leave and a suspension by the club for breach of contract that required him to apologise and sack his agent, the Romanian has finally done some good again for Fiorentina, scoring two goals in their 3-0 win over Catania.