Goal hands out the awards to the star men of the past few days in Italy after a vital round of fixturesNapoli were the big winners in midweek as their 3-0 victory in Bologna secured direct qualification to the Champions League for the second time in three seasons and their authoritative performance has helped to ensure they are well represented in the latest Goal Team of the Week.
Catania also have a couple of key men in the line-up after they earned a point at Sampdoria, with goalkeeper Alberto Frison having kept out the home side with some excellent saves.
Nicolas Spolli's display in front of him and crucial equaliser earns him a call-up too, while Mehdi Benatia's goal-scoring performance in Udinese's win at Palermo is also rewarded. Gonzalo Rodriguez completes a triumvirate of defenders to reach the scoresheet thanks to his crucial goal in the Tuscan derby for Fiorentina against Siena.
Lazio's comprehensive victory against Inter at San Siro was started off with a wicked Antonio Candreva cross which fooled the home defence and the Italy international was key throughout. Meanwhile, Blerim Dzemaili and Marek Hamsik both found the net in Napoli's Champions League-clinching win at Bologna. Emanuele Giaccherini received huge praise for his display as champions Juventus overcame Atalanta in Bergamo.
Luis Muriel's early goal and all-action display for Udinese helped to see off relegation-bound Palermo, while over in Pescara the already-demoted home side were put to the sword by two-goal Milan striker Mario Balotelli. And the final word goes to Edinson Cavani, who scored from the spot and led the line superbly on the night Neapolitans got to celebrate the capture of second spot in the Serie A table.
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