Following his matchwinning performance for Parma against Inter on Saturday evening at the Stadio Ennio Tardini, we commence this week’s Talent Track by putting Paolo De Ceglie under the microscope.
The 28-year-old, who is currently on loan at the Ducali for the entire 2014/15 campaign, progressed through the Bianconeri’s youth academy before making his senior debut against Napoli in November 2006.
Utilised out on the left flank by Roberto Donadoni against the Nerazzurri on Saturday, De Ceglie scored a goal either side of half-time to ensure all three points for only the second time this season.
Posting on his official Twitter account after the game, he wrote:
Grande vittoria ieri sera! Sono molto contento per i due gol. Serviva un risultato ed è arrivato!! #ForzaCrociati
— Paolo De Ceglie (@paolo_deceglie) November 2, 2014
“Great victory last night. I’m very happy for my two goals. A result was needed and we got it!!”
The Aosta-born left-back went on to give a post-match interview to Sky in which he reminded the broadcaster that he had scored a hat-trick for the Bianconeri in a 5-1 Primavera Super Cup win against Inter eight years ago.
Also on the scoresheet that day was Claudio Marchisio, who has firmly established himself as one of the key figures in Juventus’ three consecutive Scudetto-winning squads in recent years.
Elsewhere, Eric Lanini, currently plying his trade with newly-promoted Virtus Entella in Serie B, scored the maiden goal of his professional career against Catania last Tuesday.
The 20-year-old striker, who is co-owned by both the Bianconeri and Palermo, hit the target four minutes after coming on as a substitute but still ended up on the losing side as Beppe Sannino’s outfit ran out 5-1 winners in Sicily.
Meanwhile, congratulations are in order for versatile defender Hordur Magnusson after he was called up to the senior Icelandic national squad for the very first time.
The 21-year-old, who spent last season with Serie B side Spezia, has been selected for his country’s forthcoming UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers against Belgium and Czech Republic.
Having joined fellow Serie A side Cesena on loan in the summer, Magnusson has made three appearances for the Emilia-Romagna-based outfit and registered an assist for Alejandro Rodriguez’s spot-kick in a 2-1 away defeat to Palermo.
Rounding off our Talent Track recap this week is Australian international James Troisi, currently enjoying an invaluable loan spell with Zulte Waregem in Belgium’s Pro League.
Following his goalscoring exploits two weeks ago, the 26-year-old midfielder was at it again as he struck his side’s second in a 2-0 home victory over Genk on Friday evening.
The result sees Waregem leapfrog both Cercle Brugge and Lierse out of the drop zone following a stuttering start to this 2014/15 campaign.