Roman cavalry choirs are singing.

Gabriel Batistuta—Edin Dzeko. Sinisa Mihajlovic—Aleksandar Kolarov. Dejan Stankovic—Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Juan Sebastian Veron—Luis Alberto. Roma and Lazio may no longer be Scudetto contenders but in these Rome legend 2.0s they are still capable of raising seas and rolling dice. The best stories, comments, and highlights from 2019/2020 Serie A Matchday 1 team of the week.

4-4-2 | Salvatore Sirigu (8.60, Torino vs Sassuolo); Antonio Candreva (8.57, Inter Milan vs Lecce), Rodrigo Becao (8.52, Udinese vs AC Milan), Giorgio Chiellini (8.24, Parma vs Juventus), Aleksandar Kolarov (8.24, AS Roma vs Genoa); Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (8.66, Sampdoria vs Lazio), Marcelo Brozovic (9.76, Inter Milan vs Lecce), Luis Alberto (8.71, Sampdoria vs Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (8.64, Fiorentina vs Napoli); Luis Muriel (9.02, SPAL 2013 vs Atalanta), Edin Dzeko (9.00, AS Roma vs Genoa)

SALVATORE SIRIGU

@torinofc1906

Player rating: 8.60
Team score: Torino 2–1 Sassuolo
Individual highlights: 9 total saves

ANTONIO CANDREVA

@antoniocandreva

Player rating: 8.57
Team score: Inter 4–0 Lecce
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 3 key passes

Nicolo Barella assist Antonio Candreva goal, Inter Milan vs Lecce, Serie A 2019/2020
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RODRIGO BECAO

@udinesecalcio

Player rating: 8.52
Team score: Udinese 1–0 Milan
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 4 aerials won

Rodrigo de Paul assist Rodrigo Becao goal, Udinese vs AC Milan, Serie A 2019/2020
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GIORGIO CHIELLINI

@giorgiochiellini

Player rating: 8.24
Team score: Parma 0–1 Juventus
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 3 clearances

Alex Sandro assist Giorgio Chiellini goal, Parma vs Juventus, Serie A 2019/2020
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ALEKSANDAR KOLAROV

@populvsromano

Player rating: 8.24
Team score: Roma 3–3 Genoa
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 6 key passes

"

Every time I lined up a free-kick, my goal was to get my neighbours to lean over the fence and yell at me, 'Damn kid kicking the ball again!' That’s how I knew I really hit it well.

So over and over again. Big run-up, left foot, nice, dipping free-kick. Bang."

– Aleksandar Kolarov on how he honed his free-kicks from young

SERGEJ MILINKOVIC-SAVIC

@sergej___21

Player rating: 8.66
Team score: Sampdoria 0–3 Lazio
Individual highlights: 8 aerials won, 3 tackles

"

It's just paper talk. I feel good here, new commitments await me at Lazio.

– Sergej Milinkovic-Savic on being targeted by Man Utd as Paul Pogba's replacement

MARCELO BROZOVIC

@marcelo_brozovic

Player rating: 9.76
Team score: Inter 4–0 Lecce
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 130 touches

Kwadwo Asamoah assist Marcelo Brozovic goal, Inter Milan vs Lecce, Serie A 2019/2020
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LUIS ALBERTO

@10_luisalberto

Player rating: 8.71
Team score: Sampdoria 0–3 Lazio
Individual highlights: 2 assists, 3 key passes

"

Now we can concentrate on the upcoming derby with Roma."

– Luis Alberto on Lazio's winning start against Sampdoria

LORENZO INSIGNE

@lorinsigneofficial

Player rating: 8.64
Team score: Fiorentina 3–4 Napoli
Individual highlights: 2 goals, 2 assists

LUIS MURIEL

@luisfmuriel9

Player rating: 9.02
Team score: SPAL 2–3 Atalanta
Individual highlights: 2 goals, 4 shots

EDIN DZEKO

@officialasroma

Player rating: 9.00
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist
Team score: AS Roma 3–3 Genoa

"

Before I extended my contract Alessandro Florenzi said to me, 'If you sign, I'll give you the captaincy.' I thought he was joking but when I finally put pen to paper he handed the armband over, 'It's yours, brother!'

I had to tell him, 'Ale, you’re our captain. We’re all behind you.’"

– Edin Dzeko on what Alessandro Florenzi was willing to give up to keep him at Roma

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