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The best performers in the latest round of Italian league action are honoured by Goal in our star XI

The return of Serie A brought with it a number of common storylines and, as a result, there are some familiar names in Goal's first Team of the Week of the new season.

A Samir Handanovic penalty save feels like an almost weekly occurrence, and the Slovenian was at it again at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin as he blocked a spot kick from Marcelo Larrondo to earn a draw for Inter against Torino.


Palermo's promotion party was spoiled by Daniele Gastaldello's injury-time equaliser, a just reward for his excellent display at the heart of Sampdoria's back line. Kamil Glik makes our team for his superb performance in Torino's goalless draw with Inter, and Martin Caceres join him after proving to be a huge presence at both ends of the field as Juventus beat Chievo.

Jonathan de Guzman is one new name in the Team of the Week, with his late goal after appearing as a sub ensuring that Napoli bounced back from their Champions League disappointment with victory at Genoa. His compatriot Nigel de Jong also makes the grade after having a big say in Milan's 3-1 win against Lazio, and Radja Nainggolan is rewarded for his starring show in Roma's 2-0 success over Fiorentina.

Kingsley Coman's Serie A career got off to a magnificent start with a stand-out performance in Juve's win in Verona, while Gervinho was a constant thorn in Fiorentina's side as Roma picked up three points. Stephan El Shaarawy was back on form for Milan in their opening-day win, while Antonio Di Natale made it feel as though Italian football had never been away. His two goals handed Udinese victory over his former club Empoli at the beginning of what is set to be his final season in football.

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