After a summer when so many fine footballers dashed for the emergency exits it has been easy to feel sorry for Serie A. The profile of Italian sides in Europe currently sits a little lower than Sebastian Giovinco’s centre of gravity. And yet the weekend brought a sprinkle of stardust in the shadow of the Fiesole hills. Might Stevan Jovetic be one of the last top players still plying his trade in Italy?
He gave a virtuoso performance against a stuffy Catania side. There were flicks, chips, a goal and an assist as he powered his way to the top of the scoring charts. It looks like one of the best signings of the summer was when Andrea Della Valle convinced the Montenegrin to stay put and resist whatever overtures came his way.