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Amongst those who starred for Milan Thursday evening in a 3-0 Europa League over Sparta Prague, it was Ismael Bennacer who shone the brightest, writes Matthew Santangelo.
Cristiano Ronaldo has tested negative for Covid and Michelle Bonsu looks at how events have unfortunately unfolded during his quarantine.
Ciro Di Brita discusses Matteo Politano’s impact at Napoli as the former Inter winger keeps scoring decisive goals for the Azzurri. 
After Juventus' first defeat of the season, Rocco Fasano argues Paulo Dybala is the player who best embodies the delicate moment of a work-in-progress under new coach Andrea Pirlo.
As Inter fail to take their chances in Ukraine. Richard Hall focuses on Hakimi’s influence since arriving in Milan and looks at how he is more than just a ‘bright young thing.'
The Fiorentina midfielder has started the season on fire, but Owen Diana feels that problems at both ends of the pitch could ultimately derail the Viola’s European hopes.
  After struggling for consistency last year as Milan’s newest bright-eyed talent, Matthew Santangelo believes Rafael Leão finally is benefitting from embracing coach Stefano Pioli's approach.   
Hellas Verona became the latest team to take a point from reigning champions Juventus, but Elio Salerno looks at the positives and in particular Dejan Kulusevski…
After Roberto and Lorenzo Insigne made history in Napoli's 2-1 win over Benevento, Ciro Di Brita takes a look at previous times siblings have squared off in Serie A.
  Andrea Favilli has Juventus in his destiny as his goal put Verona ahead against the Old Lady, the club that signed him twice, writes Lorenzo Bettoni.  
As Inter dragged themselves past Genoa, it became clear that they have some indispensable players in the squad. Richard Hall asks the question, of whether Antonio Conte knows how to get the right mix, to launch a successful title challenge.
Claudio Ranieri’s Sampdoria look similar to his legendary Leicester side even if the Blucerchiati may not reach the same achievement, writes Giancarlo Rinaldi.
Napoli began their Europa League campaign with a home defeat against Az Alkmaar that highlighted where Rino Gattuso’s men are desperate to improve, writes Ciro Di Brita.
  Brahim Diaz convinced in Milan's win over Celtic but Matthew Santangelo feels a piece of the Rossoneri puzzle is still missing.
Ciro Immobile outplayed Erling Braut Haaland in Lazio's win over Borussia Dortmund, but Lee Bushe believes the Biancocelesti striker needs more help to carry the burden in search of success.
Virgil Van Dijk will remain on the sidelines for several months with a knee injury and Kaustubh Pandey suggests there are four Serie A defenders who could replace him in January.
Romelu Lukaku has become essential at Inter, but Richard Hall believes it makes the Nerazzurri too predictable.
Alvaro Morata spearheaded Juventus to a 2-0 win over Dynamo Kiev, but Rocco Fasano believes the first match in the Champions League still leaves Andrea Pirlo with some unanswered questions.

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