Goal runs down the very best in Italy after another stand-out weekend in the campionato – including a very special comeback performance
Round four of the Serie A season was dominated by three teams as Roma and Napoli continued their perfect starts with key wins after Inter had recorded the biggest victory in Italy for seven years.
Pepe Reina achieved something nobody else had ever managed in senior football, saving a Mario Balotelli penalty to help his Napoli side to a victory at San Siro. Ahead of him comes the first of four Inter players as Yuto Nagatomo gets recognition for his probing runs which took Sassuolo apart. Nicola Legrottaglie was magnificent as Catania picked up their first point of the season against Parma, while Leandro Castan had an afternoon to remember in Roma’s derby win over Lazio. Team-mate Federico Balzaretti grabbed the tear-jerking opening goal having hit the bar moments earlier.
Valon Behrami‘s renaissance continued for Napoli against Milan as he helped to ensure Napoli won the midfield battle on their way to victory, but Inter pair Esteban Cambiasso and Saphir Taider each went one better by getting on the scoresheet to top off their dominant displays against Sassuolo.
Carlos Tevez found the net once more for Juventus as the champions came from behind to beat Verona, while Francesco Totti turned in yet another superb performance in a Rome derby as he and his team-mates were crowned kings of the capital. And the final word goes to Diego Milito, who snatched two goals and an assist in Inter’s 7-0 win after seven months on the sidelines.