Goal.com looks at the star performers from the latest round of Italian league action at the weekendThere were big decisions made by officials in Serie A this weekend, but the performances of the players made for some tough calls when compiling Goal.com's latest Team of the Week.
Amidst the mayhem at the Massimino came a cool display in between the sticks from Catania's Mariano Andujar, despite not being able to prevent Juventus from taking a controversial victory back to Turin.
In defence, Andrea Ranocchia again makes our team after scoring the opener in Inter's victory at Bologna, and he is joined by Andrea Barzagli, who helped Juventus prevent a single shot on target (Gonzalo Bergessio's aside!) against Catania. Davide Astori gets the final spot for his assured display in Cagliari's excellent away day win at Sampdoria.
The midfield quartet supplies a little bit of everything. On the right, Juan Cuadrado contributed both with and without the ball as Fiorentina beat Lazio, while Marek Hamsik's superior energy helped him see off Chievo and score Napoli's only goal in their Sunday night win. Esteban Cambiasso repeated a feat he managed in Inter's treble-winning season of three years ago, scoring in a 3-1 win at Bologna, and Jonathan Biabiany was the star of the show in Parma's victory at Torino.
Up front, two players emerge from the same fixture. Erik Lamela grabbed a quickfire double to give Roma what seemed like a winning lead, but Antonio Di Natale struck back with two of his own as Udinese took all three points in stunning fashion. The final man in our XI is birthday boy Stephan El Shaarawy, who gave his old Genoa side a torrid time before slotting home AC Milan's winner on Saturday night.
|vs Juventus (H)|
|TOTW Apps: 1|
|vs Bologna (A)||vs Catania (A)||vs Sampdoria (A)|
|TOTW Apps: 3||TOTW Apps: 2||TOTW Apps: 2|
|vs Lazio (H)||vs Chievo (H)||vs Bologna (A)||vs Torino (A)|
|TOTW Apps: 1||TOTW Apps: 6||TOTW Apps: 1||TOTW Apps: 1|
|LAMELA||DI NATALE||EL SHAARAWY|
|vs Udinese (H)||vs Roma (A)||vs Genoa (H)|
|TOTW Apps: 1||TOTW Apps: 1||TOTW Apps: 2|