Goal hands out the awards to the star men of the past few days in Italy after a vital round of fixturesWhile Siena and Palermo were relegated from Serie A this weekend, Fiorentina ensured that the race for Champions League football will go to the final furlong. But it was a certain 35-year-old striker who caught the eye once more, meaning another appearance for Antonio Di Natale in the Goal Team of the Week for round 37 in Italy.
Samir Handanovic's display in Inter's trip to Genoa helped Andrea Stramaccioni's side to come away with a point after a full and frank assessment from the home side.
Mehdi Benatia's defensive prowess helped Udinese to a 2-1 win over Atalanta which put them within touching distance of Europe once more. Roma were assisted in their quest of keeping out the golden guns of AC Milan by a superb showing by Marquinhos once more. Fabrizio Grillo deserves the biggest praise of all, though, after a goalscoring debut for Siena despite their defeat at Napoli as they were demoted to Serie B.
Juan Cuadrado's fantastic season with Fiorentina could yet finish with a trip to the Champions League thanks in part to his performance against Palermo which kept the Viola's dream alive. Michael Bradley turned in a midfield display which could easily have seen Roma take the full three points from their trip to Milan. Udinese's Allan played a huge part in Atalanta's downfall, setting up a goal for Antonio Di Natale in the process. Lazio's win over Sampdoria was aided like so many before it by a standout showing from Antonio Candreva.
Pablo Barrientos may not have made it onto the scoresheet, but his performance in Catania's win was fundamental, while Victor Ibarbo put Cagliari ahead at Juventus' coronation and continued to cause the champions some problems throughout. But Antonio Di Natale was the man of the moment once more, bagging two goals to fire Udinese to victory and extend his four-year scoring tally to 102.
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