Weekly Italy Youth Report: Alberto Paloschi & Alexandre Pato Score Match Winners For Genoa & Milan Respectively

Goal.com's Rick D'Andrea takes a look at the Serie A youth and how they performed over the past seven days.
Afriyie Acquah - 5/1/1992 - Palermo - Came on as a second half substitute, but it was a game to forget. Gave away a number of fouls in dangerous positions against Bologna, whilst also picking up a yellow card.

Armin Bacinovic - 24/10/1989 - Palermo - A more defensive match than usual for the 21-year-old against Bologna, as he could not orchestrate the Rosanero pushing forward.

Michele Camporese - 19/5/1992 - Fiorentina - Scored a goal - at the wrong end - against Inter in midweek.

Abel Hernandez - 8/8/1990 - Palermo - Was barely noticeable against Bologna, even though he started from the first minute.

Vladimir Koman - 16/3/1989 - Sampdoria - Risked being sent off in the first half for a second bookable offence, but didn't make much of an impact in the scoreless draw against Fiorentina.

Libor Kozak - 30/5/1989 - Lazio - Did well to create a headache for the Bari defence, but could not find the back of the net as he has in recent weeks.

Adem Ljajic - 29/9/1991 - Fiorentina - Squandered a great chance to score against Inter when Julio Cesar came off his line, but the Brazilian shot-stopper blocked the ball. Came off the bench against Sampdoria, but couldn't provide the spark the side required.

Federico Macheda - 22/8/1991 - Sampdoria - Was unnoticed against Genoa in the Derby, and was substituted on the hour mark.

Alexander Merkel - 22/2/1992 - Milan - Seemed to be overwhelmed by the Chievo midfield, as he struggled to make an impact. Couldn't quite get into the match.

Ezequiel Munoz - 8/10/1990 - Palermo - The Argentine has set the bar high this season, but fell slightly short of his lofty standards. A good performance nonetheless, but couldn't quite hold Bologna out. Did well to close down the strikers well.

Stefano Okaka - 9/8/1989 - Bari - His physical presence and mobility helped the Biancorossi when going forward, but lacked the stinging touch in front of goal.

Alberto Paloschi - 4/1/1990 - Genoa - Another substitute appearance for Paloschi, helping his side to hold up the ball and the play to claim a win against Sampdoria. The 21-year-old scored a wonderful brace to help the Grifoni overcome a three-goal deficit after half-time to win 4-3 against Roma. His second was the match winner. And to think he only came on in the 65th minute!

Javier Pastore - 20/6/1989 - Palermo - Was forced to shoot from long range, as he couldn't quite conjure up moves closer to goal.

Alexandre Pato - 2/9/1989 - Milan - Stole the show against Chievo, as he secured all three points. He may have had a cameo role off the bench, but made sure he was the star of the show.

Andrea Poli - 29/9/1989 - Sampdoria - Played a sub-standard match against Genoa in the Derby della Lanterna, unable to inspire the Blucerchiati.

Daniele Ragatzu - 21/9/1991 - Cagliari - Came on as a second half substitute and constantly ran his heart out, moving around well. Couldn't quite find the back of the net.

Gaston Ramirez - 2/12/1990 - Bologna - The striker was in line for a man of the match performance against Palermo as he constantly kept the Rosanero defence on their toes, but Daniele Paponi stole the limelight, scoring in injury time.

Ezequiel Schelotto - 23/5/1989 - Catania - Lucky to have remained on the pitch against Napoli, as he could have been sent off for stomping on Salvatore Aronica late in the first half. Was rightfully subbed off on the hour mark.

Frederik Sorensen - 14/4/1992 - Juventus - After being on a high as he took on Samuel Eto'o last week and kept him at bay, he could not repeat the same efforts as Lecce's Djamel Mesbah taught him a footballing lesson. Was at fault, allowing the cross to come in for the 1-0 Giallorossi lead.

Simone Zaza - 25/6/1991 - Sampdoria - Made his Blucerchiati debut against Genoa midweek, and almost scored an equalising goal in injury time.

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