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The best performers from the latest round of Italian top flight action earn their places in this week's selection, with Juventus' Argentine striker the pick of the XI



Italian football received a bit of a kicking in the Champions League in midweek, but come the weekend Serie A was right back at the top of its game, with some magnificent performances highlighting an absorbing round 16 of action.

Angelo Da Costa's standout display for Sampdoria ensured a crucial victory away to Chievo, while in front of him there are spots for Matteo Darmian after Torino's win at Udinese and Mehdi Benatia for his showing in Roma's 2-2 draw at AC Milan on Monday. The Rossoneri have two defenders in the side too, with goalscorer Cristian Zapata and Urby Emanuelson making up the back four.

Borja Valero was a scorer once more in Fiorentina's 3-0 triumph over Bologna, while Lucas Biglia starred in Lazio's 2-0 victory against Livorno. Fredy Guarin, meanwhile, stood out despite defeat for Inter against Napoli.

The six-shooters up front start with Giuseppe Rossi, who netted for Fiorentina. Next is Miroslav Klose, the scorer of a pair of first-half efforts for Lazio. And the star of the weekend was hat-trick hero Carlos Tevez, who proved to be the catalyst behind Juventus' 4-0 win over Sassuolo.

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