Teams: Sampdoria, Italian NT, Crystal Palace
Welcome Natan. Yeah, unfortunately this forum is no more what used to be in the past.
As regards our team, before the season started I thought that our team would be inferior but the truth is that the players I rated the least are impressing me. I thought Torreira could never be replaced by Ekdal but it is possible that Ekdal fits our team in a better way. Obviously it's just the start of the season and Ekdal might get injured/unfit or just underperform, but up to now the Swedish midfielder has given solidity to our team not even Torreira gave. The other surprise is Defrel. I was sorry when we sold Zapata and was all but a fan of Defrel but the disappointing player of AS Roma has disappeared and he looks even better than the one who was brilliant for Sassuolo. Tonelli and Colley have both been great alongside Andersen in the middle of the defense. Jankto has disappointed up to now but his biggest problem is that Linetty has been very brilliant and hard to replace. Too bad that Saponara got injured pretty soon. He is a fantastic player, but injury prone. Audero is a young goalie and like all young goalies he makes a lot of mistakes. I think we should have replaced Viviano with another veteran instead.
Tonight we defeated SPAL after a pretty poor performance. 2-1 the final score. SPAL pushed a lot in the second half, after the goal scored by Defrel, but luckily never really came close to equalize. Petagna had a pair of chances. Luckily both times did everything right but the final shot. Awful performance of all our reserves!
Audero 5 - Bereszynski 6, Tonelli 6, Andersen 6, Murru 6 - Barreto 6.5, Ekdal 6, Linetty 7 (Jankto 5) - Praet 5 - Quagliarella 6.5 (Kownacki 5), Defrel 6.5 (Caprari 5)