After a non-exciting start to the Serie A match between Lazio-Benevento in which there were only 2 goals scored in the first-half (1-1), Inzaghi changed his side’s formation. With four defenders in the back, Immobile, Felipe Anderson and Caicedo all stayed forward, while Luis Alberto played behind them free to diversify and inspire the team. However, they went down surprisingly in the 51′ off a goal from Guilherme assisted by loanee Cristiano Lombardi. Devastated, Lazio came alive scoring 5 unanswered goals; sinking the Stregoni 6-2.
For the former Liverpool man Luis Alberto, it was a match to remember. He was the maestro, creating opportunities and showing his class. This performance allowed the midfielder to be chosen in the Top 11 of the week by the WhoScored portal in which he had a 9.5 match rating. Andrea Masiello from Atalanta and Torino’s Moretti are the only other Serie A players in the Top 11, both with an 8.1 rating.