Media watch: Smalling ‘lost himself’

La Gazzetta dello Sport writes Chris Smalling ‘lost himself’ in the Derby della Capitale, while Luis Alberto and Manuel Lazzari were the best players on the pitch.

The Biancocelesi pulled out a 3-0 win against Roma with goals came courtesy of Ciro Immobile and Luis Alberto.

The ex-Liverpool man scored a brace and according to Il Corriere dello Sport he was the best player on the pitch with a rating of 9/10.

La Gazzetta dello Sport slams former Manchester United defender Chris Smalling writing the Englishman ‘lost himself’ and ‘doesn’t look like the same player he was last season.’

According to each one of the three Italian sports papers, however, the worst player on the pitch was Roger Ibanez who gifted Lazio the second goal.

Click here for the Football Italia player ratings.             

Lazio-Roma, player ratings from Italian sports papers:

Gazzetta:

Lazio: Reina 7; Luiz Felipe 7 (Patric 69 6), Acerbi 7, Radu 6.5 (Hoedt 83 N/A); Lazzari 8, Luis Alberto 8, Leiva 6.5 (Escalante 65 6), S Milinkovic-Savic 7, Marusic 7; Immobile 7.5 (Muriqi 83 6), Caicedo 6 (Akpa Akpro 65 6.5)

Roma: Pau Lopez 6; Mancini 5.5 (Mayoral 71 5), Smalling 5, Ibanez 4; Karsdorp 5, Veretout 5 (Pedro 46 5), Villar 5 (Cristante 60 5), Spinazzola 4.5 (Peres 71 5); Pellegrini 5, Mkhitaryan 5; Dzeko 5

Tuttosport:

Lazio: Reina 6.5; Luiz Felipe 6.5 (Patric 69 6), Acerbi 7, Radu 6.5 (Hoedt 83 N/A); Lazzari 8, Luis Alberto 8, Leiva 7 (Escalante 65 6), S Milinkovic-Savic 6.5, Marusic 6.5; Immobile 7 (Muriqi 83 N/A), Caicedo 6 (Akpa Akpro 65 6.5)

Roma: Pau Lopez 5; Mancini 4.5 (Mayoral 71 5.5), Smalling 5, Ibanez 4; Karsdorp 5, Veretout 5 (Pedro 46 6), Villar 5 (Cristante 60 5), Spinazzola 4.5 (Peres 71 5); Pellegrini 5, Mkhitaryan 5; Dzeko 5

Corriere dello Sport:

Lazio: Reina 7; Luiz Felipe 7.5 (Patric 69 6.5), Acerbi 7.5, Radu 7 (Hoedt 83 6); Lazzari 8.5, Luis Alberto 9, Leiva 7 (Escalante 65 6.5), S Milinkovic-Savic 7, Marusic 6.5; Immobile 7.5 (Muriqi 83 6), Caicedo 6.5 (Akpa Akpro 65 6.5)

Roma: Pau Lopez 6; Mancini 5.5 (Mayoral 71 5), Smalling 5, Ibanez 4; Karsdorp 5.5, Veretout 5 (Pedro 46 5), Villar 5 (Cristante 60 5.5), Spinazzola 4.5 (Peres 71 5.5); Pellegrini 5.5, Mkhitaryan 5; Dzeko 4.5

 

 

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