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Gee i mentioned a few posts up about Pellegrini's start to the season, now I'm here to rave about Sandro Tonali's start! These 2 weren't even at the euros... Italy is absolutely stacked in midfield.
What a goal from Pellegrini there.
Tonali has really stepped up.

Atalanta got absolutely outplayed by salernitana, they had the better chances before Zapata showed his class.

Wonder if there's still a hole from Papu leaving, all the trequartistas are very inconsistent.
 

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What a goal from Pellegrini there.
Tonali has really stepped up.

Atalanta got absolutely outplayed by salernitana, they had the better chances before Zapata showed his class.

Wonder if there's still a hole from Papu leaving, all the trequartistas are very inconsistent.
Experience generally helps in that role

Papu was a winger/inside forward for many years elsewhere before Gasperini put him in that free-wheeling role

Just thinking if it's a problem, then someone experienced like Roberto Soriano could work who can play 8 and 10? Atalanta has a proven history of improving midtable type Serie A players. Might have a look at a few squads and see who else is around.
 

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Don't think we'll see this for much longer, but get it while it's hot ;) (also probably mozzing Napoli this morning for doing this)
 

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Udinese have really dropped their heads since conceding

They started well, but didn't capitalise, falling apart now
 

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4-0, encouraging start by Spaletti, plenty of depth on the bench in some areas such as defence and on the wings (Manolas and Lozano on the bench is a luxury). Mertens out injured too with a shoulder will eventually return too to help the attack.

Just feel central midfield is the 1 area that could be exploited eventually, but wait and see.
 
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Experience generally helps in that role

Papu was a winger/inside forward for many years elsewhere before Gasperini put him in that free-wheeling role

Just thinking if it's a problem, then someone experienced like Roberto Soriano could work who can play 8 and 10? Atalanta has a proven history of improving midtable type Serie A players. Might have a look at a few squads and see who else is around.
I am a Soriano fan but question his age and athleticism for that role.
The big one was Zaccagni from Verona who was a better fit for Atalanta and Milan than Lazio (or a big need as it stands), unless Lazio offload one of their star midfielders soon.
 
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this first Cagliari goal is amazing, some great goals this round (as is the norm I suppose.)

The final equaliser was a belter too.

Funny how Semplici (Manager who saved Cagliari last season) and De Franchesco from Verona (Cagliari's coach before Semplici took over) were both sacked after 3 games.
 

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We're absolutely flying at the moment, 5 from 5.

Osimhen really coming of age. Nice to see Fabian Ruiz playing with more maturity and consistency now.
Nice to get these midweek wins banked up, helps when the fixtures and fatigue crams up once the Coppa Italia and Europe is around
 
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Nice to get these midweek wins banked up, helps when the fixtures and fatigue crams up once the Coppa Italia and Europe is around
Hows your squad depth? Only question mark I'd say.
But flying Osimhen was great from what I saw last year and started well again.
 

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We're absolutely flying at the moment, 5 from 5.

Osimhen really coming of age. Nice to see Fabian Ruiz playing with more maturity and consistency now.
Napoli 4 - 0 Sampdoria
Undefeated on top with +12 goal difference after five matches. Can we maintain it?
 
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Young Maldini scored on debut

Inter -Atalanta game seems like would’ve been entertaining…total of 40 shots
Just watched the first half (and only the first half having the result spoiled), best half from La Dea this season. Inter did start brightly with Dzeko wasting a couple of good chances too but Atalanta really kicked into gear after going 1 down, which was good to see given they've been flat to start the season (as is the norm I guess).

Juve Samp early kick off tonight should be a good game.
 

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Another win chalked up for Napoli

Got Fiorentina and Roma away in October, then about 4 weeks of negotiable fixtures then the tough run starts to come thick and fast with Inter Milan on the 22nd of November all the way up until Xmas where we'll have Lazio, Sassuolo away, Atalanta and Milan away and also Juve away first game after Xmas break, so as many points banked in the 12 matchdays before Inter would be great.
 

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Unconvincing wins Spezia and Sampdoria but 6 points is all that counts. Morata and Dybala huge losses for the Chelsea and Torino games.
 

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Big results for Salernitana in their relegation battle and Bologna a big home banker against Lazio also, Lazio got a red card in the second half, but Bologna already 3-0 ahead at the time
 
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Inter having a fair old meltdown here now
Just watched that, that was hilarious.

Watched Spezia Salernitana 2-1.
Atalanta's Kovalenko was easily best on ground, brilliant passing all game made an assist and scored from outside the box. Really makes me wonder why he's out on loan and not starting for Atalanta.
 

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