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Goal.com looks at the star performers from the latest round of Italian league action at the weekend

With a couple of very big games and a huge batch of big performances, round eight's Team of the Week was not an easy one to compile. But Goal.com has managed to whittle down the numbers to present you the best XI from the weekend's fabulous Serie A action.

Torino were the latest side to come away from the Renzo Barbera with something to show for their trip to Sicily, and it was Jean-Francois Gillet who left with the most credit, with some excellent stops ensuring that Palermo wouldn't take all three points against the Granata.

In front of him, Andrea Ranocchia gets the nod for an impressive shift against Catania, who had Inter on the rack at times in the second half at San Siro but couldn't find their way past the big centre-back. Andre Dias is the first of three Lazio players in this week's team as he kept Giampaolo Pazzini quiet during the Biancocelesti's 3-2 win over Milan. The final spot in the back line goes to supersub Martin Caceres, whose header moments after coming on for Juventus against Napoli broke the spirit of the away side and sent Juve clear at the top of Serie A.

Our four-man midfield has some familiar faces, as another wonder strike from Antonio Candreva earned him a third call in succession for the Team of the Week. His effort from distance for Lazio helped to put Milan out of sight, and his endeavour down the right ensured that it was a long time before the Rossoneri could make any headway down his flank. Paul Pogba is included after he came on to hit a magnificent volley to see off Napoli for Juventus, prompting calls for the Frenchman to see more game time in the black and white shirt. Anderson Hernanes' latest influential performance, capped by his sixth goal of the campaign, gets him a centre-midfield spot, while Kwadwo Asamoah appears in our XI for the fourth time this season thanks to his phenomenal effort down the left in Juve's 2-0 win.

Up top, Antonio Cassano is rewarded for his goal and leadership from the front in Inter's win against Catania, but he's flanked by two men who went one better. Amauri netted twice - the first from the spot - as Parma surprised many by taking three points off Sampdoria at the Ennio Tardini, while Pablo Daniel Osvaldo bounced back from a fortnight of conjecture and controversy to score an excellent double in Roma's comeback victory at Genoa.

GILLET
TORINO
 vs Palermo (A)
Rating:
TOTW Apps: 1

RANOCCHIA
DIAS
CACERES
INTER
LAZIO JUVENTUS
 vs Catania (H)
vs Milan (H)
vs Napoli (H)
Rating: Rating: Rating:
TOTW Apps: 2
TOTW Apps: 1
TOTW Apps: 1

CANDREVA POGBA HERNANES ASAMOAH
LAZIO
JUVENTUS
LAZIO
JUVENTUS
 vs Milan (H)
 vs Napoli (H)
 vs Milan (H)
 vs Napoli (H)
Rating: Rating: Rating: Rating:
TOTW Apps: 3
TOTW Apps: 1
TOTW Apps: 3
TOTW Apps: 4

CASSANO
AMAURI
OSVALDO
INTER
PARMA ROMA
 vs Catania (H)
vs Sampdoria (H)
vs Genoa (A)
Rating: Rating: Rating:
TOTW Apps: 3
TOTW Apps: 1
TOTW Apps: 1

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