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Goal.com looks at the star performers from the latest round of Italian league action, as Napoli, AC Milan and Inter secured good victories

What's not to love about a midweek round of Serie A action? There are twice the number of goals, twice the drama, twice the blunders (or maybe three times as many this week!) and, of course, twice as many opportunities to get your name in the Goal.com Team of the Week. There was one real stand-out during the first midweek round of 2012-13, but he is joined by 10 very able assistants.

Julio Cesar may have gone from Inter, but he is slowly being forgotten thanks to the form of Samir Handanovic, who was brought in from Udinese during the summer to replace the Brazilian. The Slovenian's excellence behind a not entirely convincing Nerazzurri back three ensured that his side left the Bentegodi, beating Chievo 2-0, with a third straight away win and a third successive clean sheet on the road to boot.

Handanovic gets good protection from our back three, with Fiorentina's Facundo Roncaglia earning a second call into our best XI for his superb display in the Viola's 0-0 draw with champions Juventus. Alongside him are a pair of goalscorers, as Alessandro Lucarelli and Nicolas Spolli capped off fine personal performances by each finding the net. Lucarelli's Parma were denied at the last by Genoa, but Spolli's equaliser helped Catania to a 2-1 win over Atalanta.

Vladimir Weiss was the toast of Pescara after coming off the bench early in the second half and snatching the only goal of the game against Palermo to secure the Delfino's first win of the season. Meanwhile, every side needs a captain - somebody who will be in the line-up more often that not - and so it's about time we gave the Team of the Week captaincy to Marek Hamsik. The Slovakian makes his fourth appearance of the embryonic campaign thanks to his efforts in Napoli's 3-0 victory over Lazio.

Kwadwo Asamoah isn't far behind, racking up a third appearance after putting in a great shift as Juventus were forced into a backs-to-the-wall effort in Florence. Pablo Barrientos gets the wider spot after grabbing the winner for Catania against Atalanta.

Up top, we have three first-timers, high profile though they may be. Antonio Cassano makes the list for the first time as a Nerazzurro after coming on to clinch an away win for the second match running at Chievo. Stephan El Shaarawy gets the nod after his double for Milan ended Massimiliano Allegri's early-season hell, temporarily at least. But the star of the round was undoubtedly Edinson Cavani, whose hat-trick in the second versus third clash at San Paolo earned him five stars. Ok, so he missed a late penalty, but if he'd scored that he would have been worthy of a sixth star!

HANDANOVIC
INTER
 vs Chievo (A)
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RONCAGLIA
LUCARELLI
SPOLLI
FIORENTINA
PARMA CATANIA
 vs Juventus (H)
vs Genoa (A)
vs Atalanta (H)
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TOTW Apps: 2
TOTW Apps: 1
TOTW Apps: 1

WEISS HAMSIK ASAMOAH BARRIENTOS
PESCARA
NAPOLI
JUVENTUS
CATANIA
 vs Palermo (H)
 vs Lazio (H)
 vs Chievo (H)
 vs Atalanta (H)
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TOTW Apps: 4
TOTW Apps: 3
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CASSANO
CAVANI
EL SHAARAWY
INTER
NAPOLI MILAN
 vs Chievo (A)
vs Lazio (H)
vs Cagliari (H)
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TOTW Apps: 1
TOTW Apps: 1
TOTW Apps: 1

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