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

It was a monumental Round 11 in Serie A, with Juventus' attempt to break national record for an unbeaten run brought to a halt by Inter, and both sides are among those represented in Goal.com's latest Team of the Week.

While the Nerazzurri may well have had a stand-out hero at one end of the pitch scoring them a couple of goals, Samir Handanovic was busy providing just as big a problem for Juve at the other. His excellent performance between the sticks - particularly in keeping out a first-half effort by Claudio Marchisio - set the platform for Inter's win.

Fiorentina's 4-1 victory over Cagliari was started by a goal for Gonzalo Rodriguez, who was also fantastic defensively, while Catania's shock demolition of Lazio came thanks in part to Nicola Legrottaglie's commanding display at the back. Meanwhile, Massimo Paci led the way for Siena, scoring the goal that did for Genoa at the Franchi Montepaschi Arena

Across the middle, there were some very notable performances. Pablo Barrientos again provided the width when it mattered in Catania's 4-0 triumph, while Arturo Vidal may have been on the losing side in Serie A for the first time but his early goal had looked set to tee up another Juve win. Riccardo Montolivo gets a second straight call after another goal and another solid midfield performance as AC Milan put five past Chievo, and Giacomo Bonaventura's contribution to Atalanta's deserved 2-1 win at Sampdoria, including a second-minute opener, sees him make the team for the first time this season.

In the forward line we have a trio of five-star performances. Francesco Totti picked Palermo apart at will in Roma's 4-1 win, grabbing a 208th Serie A goal in the process, and Alejandro Gomez was also instrumental in Catania's magnificent performance against Lazio, with two strikes to show for his efforts. But the last word lies with Diego Milito after his double against Juventus closed the gap in the title race to a single point.

HANDANOVIC
INTER
 vs Juventus (A)
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TOTW Apps: 2

RODRIGUEZ LEGROTTAGLIE PACI
FIORENTINA CATANIA SIENA
 vs Cagliari (H) vs Lazio (H) vs Genoa (H)
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TOTW Apps: 1
TOTW Apps: 1
TOTW Apps: 2

BARRIENTOS VIDAL MONTOLIVO BONAVENTURA
CATANIA JUVENTUS MILAN ATALANTA
 vs Lazio (H)  vs Inter (H)  vs Chievo (H)  vs Sampdoria (A)
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TOTW Apps: 3
TOTW Apps: 1
TOTW Apps: 2
TOTW Apps: 1

TOTTI MILITO GOMEZ
ROMA INTER CATANIA
 vs Palermo (H) vs Juventus (A) vs Lazio (H)
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TOTW Apps: 2
TOTW Apps: 3
TOTW Apps: 3

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