The Coronavirus Pandemic put a full stop in our lives for a brief period but slowly all activities have begun to unlock. Sports too suffered the same fate including football. The restart of the ‘beautiful game’ gave fans something to cheer about. In this article, we will analyze about 5 best strikers in the Italian Serie A at the moment. The list consists of a mix of legendary players as well as lesser-known players. Although some players in the list are not touted as big stars still they have produced some class performances.
The Serie A has evolved as more competitive and enthralling over the last few years. The competition among the goal scorers is at its best and there is no denying it will get all the more competitive in the years going ahead. The strikers we are about to discuss have a lot in common but their skills and strategic thinking differ while playing against different oppositions as well as while playing in different conditions.
These players have been at the forefront for their respective sides and have showcased their domination with some sensational performances. We take a look at 5 such strikers who have impressed the most till now in the ongoing season.
#1 Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus FC)
The charismatic forward is again grabbing headlines like before at this age. The 35-year-old is looking as fit as he was when he made his debut for Manchester United FC as a teenager. The Portuguese has knocked out the opposition with his trademark dribbles and pace. Ronaldo isn’t showing any signs of slowing down which is an encouraging sign for him as well as for the Turin side.
As far as the striker continues to amaze and destroy the opposition with his speed and spectacular finishes Juventus FC will eye for its 37th Serie A title this season. The former Real Madrid star has showcased his dominance with his destructive free kicks and penalties. Manager Andrea Pirlo will hope the flamboyant striker helps the side finish strongly at the end of the season.
Ronaldo has netted 15 goals in 14 Serie A games so far this season with 1 assist to his name. He has also scored 4 goals in 4 Champions League games so far. Ronaldo has combined well with Alvaro Morata in the forward line. His combination with the midfield consisting of Aaron Ramsey, Francisco Bernardeschi and Juan Cuadrado has looked co-ordinated.
#2 Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan FC)
The Belgian has grown in confidence since his association with the club. Manager Antonio Conte has allowed him to play his natural attacking game. The 28-year-old has been a menace either side of the flanks as well as while moving forward with his speed and powerful finishes. The former Manchester United FC player has looked technically as well as skillfully aware of his strengths.
The striker has scored 12 goals in 17 Serie A games so far with 3 assists to his name. He has netted 4 goals in 4 Champions League games so far. His collusion with Lautaro Martinez in the forward line has added creativity in the forward line. Both strikers have shared a healthy partnership. Lukaku has worked well with the midfield consisting of Ivan Perisic and Arturo Vidal.
#3 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan)
The former Sweden international is a legendary figure in World football. The forward has the quality to change the outcome of a game with his individual brilliance. The former Paris St Germain FC player is unstoppable when he gets going. The 39-year-old hasn’t slowed down a bit when other players decide to call it a day at this age.
The striker has outrun the opposition with his electric pace and skilful running. Ibrahimovic can score from difficult positions which makes him a big threat. Ibrahimovic has worked cleverly with the midfield consisting of Franck Kessie, Hakan Calhanoglu and Jans Petter Hauge. His co-ordination with Ante Rebic in the forward line has looked penetrative.
Ibrahimovic has scored 12 goals in 8 Serie A games so far this season. He has netted 1 goal in 4 Europa League games so far this season. Whether its set-pieces, open play or free kicks Ibrahimovic is still deadly with his spectacular striking abilities. AC Milan is at the 1st position in the Serie A table and manager Stefano Pioli will hope Ibrahimovic continues with his impressive goal-scoring form.
#4 Ciro Immobile (SS Lazio )
Immobile’s quick decision making combined with his presence of mind to pounce on the opposition’s mistakes makes him a dangerous operator. The 30-year old’s anticipation to score frequently makes him a predator inside the box. The former Sevilla FC player is a tricky negotiator at the flanks and his sense of passing makes him difficult to track during open play.
His neat exchanges with midfielder Luis Alberto has added variety in the midfield while his association with the forward line consisting of Andreas Pereira and Felipe Caicedo has upgraded the quality as far as the team’s finishing is concerned. The striker has scored 12 goals in 16 Serie A games so far this season with 2 assists to his name. He has also netted 5 goals in 4 Champions League games so far. Immobile has compared manager Simone Inzaghi with Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp.
#5 Andrea Bellotti (Torino FC)
Bellotti doesn’t have a shining designation but the striker can topple any defence with his devastating runs and accelerating pace. The 27-year-old is a swift mover during counter-attacks and has unsettled the opposition’s defence. Bellotti can get into goal-scoring position quickly with his darting and well times runs.
The former Palermo FC player has scored 9 goals in 17 Serie A games so far with 5 assists to his name. Bellotti has also notched up 6 goals in 6 Europa League game so far. Torino FC is at the 18th position in the Serie A table and Andrea Bellotti’s form will act as a balm for the side.