Immobile raised. Cristiano called. Ilicic went all-in.

Raise: Ciro Immobile’s hat-trick makes him this season’s top scorer among the top 5 leagues. Call: Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick makes him the only player who has scored triplets in Serie A, La Liga, Premier League, and the World Cup. All-in: Josip Ilicic’s hat-trick makes him the player with the most hat-tricks in Italy since 2017/18; what a mental goal by the way that second one. The best stories, comments, and highlights from Serie A 2019/20 January highest-rated eleven.

4-4-2 | Salvatore Sirigu (9.02, Roma vs Torino); Hans Hateboer (7.98, Torino vs Atalanta), Jose Luis Palomino (8.67, Torino vs Atalanta), Bram Nuytinck (8.23, Udinese vs Sassuolo), Robin Gosens (9.19, Atalanta vs Parma); Josip Ilicic (10.00, Torino vs Atalanta), Rodrigo De Paul (8.63, Udinese vs Sassuolo), Mattia Valoti (8.70, Atalanta vs SPAL), Cristiano Ronaldo (10.00, Juventus vs Cagliari); Alejandro Gomez (9.70, Atalanta vs Parma), Ciro Immobile (9.55, Lazio vs Sampdoria)

SALVATORE SIRIGU

xinhuanet.com

Player rating: 9.02
Team score: Roma 0–2 Torino
Individual highlights: 7 total saves

HANS HATEBOER

@atalantabc

Player rating: 7.98
Team score: Torino 0–7 Atalanta
Individual highlights: 76 touches, 3 tackles

JOSE LUIS PALOMINO

@atalantabc

Player rating: 8.67
Team score: Torino 0–7 Atalanta
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 4 aerials won

Jose Luis Palomino assist Josip Ilicic goal, Torino vs Atalanta, Serie A 2019/20
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BRAM NUYTINCK

sassuolocalcio.it

Player rating: 8.23
Team score: Udinese 3–0 Sassuolo
Individual highlights: 7 clearances, 3 interceptions

ROBIN GOSENS

@robingosens

Player rating: 9.19
Team score: Atalanta 5–0 Parma
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

Robin Gosens goal, Atalanta vs Parma, Serie A 2019/20
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Robin Gosens assist Josip Ilicic goal, Atalanta vs Parma, Serie A 2019/20
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JOSIP ILICIC

@atalantabc

Player rating: 10.00
Team score: Torino 0–7 Atalanta
Individual highlights: 3 goals, 4 shots

"

My teammates call me 'grandmother' but I don't care.

The fact is I'm getting better with age. I no longer see the defenders in front of me but the space they leave me with. I'm having fun with my football."

—Josip Ilicic on ageing like fine wine

Jose Luis Palomino assist Josip Ilicic goal, Torino vs Atalanta, Serie A 2019/20
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Josip Ilicic free-kick goal, Torino vs Atalanta, Serie A 2019/20
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Alejandro Gomez assist Josip Ilicic goal, Torino vs Atalanta, Serie A 2019/20
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RODRIGO DE PAUL

@udinesecalcio

Player rating: 8.63
Team score: Udinese 3–0 Sassuolo
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 4 shots

MATTIA VALOTI

@mattyvalo

Player rating: 8.70
Team score: Atalanta 1–2 SPAL
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 5 dribbles

CRISTIANO RONALDO

@juventusfcen

Player rating: 10.00
Team score: Juventus 4–0 Cagliari
Individual highlights: 3 goals, 1 assist

"

The age of playing football used to be until 30–32 when I was young. Now you see 40-year-olds still playing at the highest level.

I will stop when my body no longer responds the way I want but I'm dedicating my entire lifestyle to keep in this physical condition for as long as possible."

—Cristiano Ronaldo on ageing like cured meat

Cristiano Ronaldo goal, Juventus vs Cagliari, Serie A 2019/20
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Cristiano Ronaldo penalty goal, Juventus vs Cagliari, Serie A 2019/20
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Cristiano Ronaldo assist Gonzalo Higuain goal, Juventus vs Cagliari, Serie A 2019/20
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Douglas Costa assist Cristiano Ronaldo goal, Juventus vs Cagliari, Serie A 2019/20
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ALEJANDRO GOMEZ

@atalantabc

Player rating: 9.70
Team score: Atalanta 5–0 Parma
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

Marten de Roon assist Alejandro Gomez goal, Atalanta vs Parma, Serie A 2019/20
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Alejandro Gomez assist Remo Freuler goal, Atalanta vs Parma, Serie A 2019/20
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CIRO IMMOBILE

@OfficialSSLazio

Player rating: 9.55
Team score: Lazio 5–1 Sampdoria
Individual highlights: 3 goals, 3 key passes

"

If only I were the Ciro Immobile today when playing for Jurgen Klopp's Dortmund. We could've been the Liverpool then.

I'm glad to finally reach maturity at Lazio regardless: The club, the fans, the city, they bring out the best in me. I'd love to end my career here."

—Ciro Immobile on ageing like blue cheese

Ciro Immobile penalty goal, Lazio vs Sampdoria, Serie A 2019/20
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Francesco Acerbi assist Ciro Immobile goal, Lazio vs Sampdoria, Serie A 2019/20
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Ciro Immobile penalty goal, Lazio vs Sampdoria, Serie A 2019/20
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