5 goals in 5 games, ex Leeds star Mirco Antenucci enjoying bright start to the season

Mirco Antenucci of Spal in action during the serie A match between Spal and AC Milan at Stadio Paolo Mazza on February 10, 2018 in Ferrara, Italy.

Mirco Antenucci was a fan favourite at Leeds United.

Mirco Antenucci of Spal in action during the serie A match between Spal and AC Milan at Stadio Paolo Mazza on February 10, 2018 in Ferrara, Italy.

Mirco Antenucci made a big impression during his two years at Leeds United.

The Italian was one of the best signings of the Massimo Cellino era, scoring 19 goals in two seasons.

Now 35, Antenucci is starring for Italian side Bari, and has had a superb start to the season.

 

Last year Antenucci was with Serie A side SPAL, where he scored five goals.

This season he has dropped down to Serie C, and has equalled that tally already.

Too good

The veteran striker looks a cut above Serie C level. He has scored five goals in five games.

Before the season he told Gazzetta: "This is the most difficult year for Bari."

The Italian is thriving, and putting his season in Italy's top flight to good use, and making it look easy. 

He still has his iconic beard which helped him become a cult figure at Leeds.

When he left Leeds, there was a feeling he could have achieved more, had managers shown more faith in him as a clear first choice striker on a weekly basis.

Instead he found himself often rotated in and out of the side or not given the full 90 minutes.

At Bari he finds himself being relied upon, and he is making the most of his opportunity.

 

Mirco Antenucci of Leeds United beats Emilio Nsue of Middlesbrough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on February 15, 2016 in Leeds,...

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