The most recent Serie A fantasy soccer news from RotoWire.
Fantasy AnalysisPogba's clumsy challenge on Shane Long in the beginning of the game could've turned out to be very costly for Les Bleus causing a penalty kick that saw Ireland leading well into the second half. He redeemed himself, though, completely with a very solid play throughout the rest of the game helping his team put consistent pressure on their opponents. With his talent and skills he goes into any clash with a solid fantasy upside regardless of opponent.
Fantasy AnalysisBacca had the honor to make the crucial finish of a clinical Colombian attack and bring home the bronze medals. The Colombians played patiently but were dangerous on the breaks and Bacca could've increased his game tally. That was his second notch of the competitions. The 29-year-old forward had an outstanding campaign with AC Milan last season notching 18 scores, assisting twice and averaging two shots per game while taking part in all 38 Serie A matches (36 starts).
Fantasy AnalysisCuadrado had a very smart chip to beat Tim Howard, though, the crossbar was there to prevent him from his first goal of the tournament. The 28-year-old winger was deep down the depth charts with Chelsea last season and moved to Juve on-loan in January where he was a key cog in the second half of the season finishing the campaign with four goals, five assists and an average of 1.3 shots per game in 28 Serie A appearances (16 starts).
Fantasy AnalysisMurillo had a rather eventful night with a happy ending. Besides his golden opportunity to grab his first goal of the tournament and his caution he was put under a lot of pressure in the second half by the Yanks and his fantasy outcome could've swung south if it wasn't for a couple of magnificent David Ospina's saves and a shot off the post. The 24-year-old center back had an excellent debut campaign for Inter Milan last season and was a consistent fantasy producer finishing with two goals, one assist, 13 clean sheets and 65 tackles in 34 Serie A appearances (32 starts), though, he also had a solid disciplinary record (four yellow and three red cards).
Fantasy AnalysisZapata and the Colombian back line had an outstanding first half but put under more pressure from Team USA almost cracked a few times in the second. Strong fantasy finish for Zapata, nonetheless. The 29-year-old center back, though, wasn't able to win out a regular starting spot with AC Milan last season and didn't have much fantasy value finishing the campaign with one goal, two clean sheets and 24 tackles in 16 Serie A appearances (14 starts).
Fantasy AnalysisCristante grew up with AC Milan and was a very highly regarded prospect when he left the club two years ago. Cristante left AC Milan because he didn't want to get stuck on the bench and thought leaving would help his development.
Fantasy AnalysisLapadula had been rumored to be headed to Napoli, which didn't make too much sense because Napoli is loaded in the attack. AC Milan isn't as deep up front and he probably has a better chance at getting playing time with the Rossoneri.
Fantasy AnalysisHiljemark was a key cog in the middle of the park for Palermo last season. The 23-year-old central midfielder also had a solid fantasy production scoring four goals and assisting on five more occasions while making an appearance in all 38 Serie A matches (36 starts).
Fantasy AnalysisJansson was just a fringe player for Torino last season. The 25-year-old center back barely collected a goal, a clean sheet and five tackles in seven Serie A appearances (six starts). He isn't going to be much of a fantasy factor unless he earns a more prominent role with the club.
Fantasy AnalysisErkin has been a key cog in Fenerbahce for a number of years registering a total of nine goals in 157 appearances across all competitions since 2010. The 27-year-old's contract with the Turkish side expires this summer and he's signed with Inter Milan as a free agent. The left half-back offers a lot of versatility on the left flank and if he can win out a regular spot for the Italian side he'll bring a high fantasy upside to Serie A.