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Serie A Team of the Week: Round 11 - Ibrahimovic inspires four-star AC Milan & Di Natale fires Udinese ahead of the rest

Goal.com picks the best performers from Italy's top flight on a weekend where Genoa v Inter and Napoli v Juventus were called off due to bad weather

Serie A

Team Of The Week:

Round 11

Table/Results


GOALKEEPER

Massimiliano BENASSI
Lecce
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Lecce won an early-season relegation battle versus Cesena, with Massimiliano Benassi playing a crucial role between the posts. The former Perugia shot-stopper did not put a foot wrong during the course of the match and salvaged the 1-0 scoreline with a fantastic save to deny Adrian Mutu's header.
DEFENDERS

Aleandro ROSI
Roma
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Davide MANDELLI
Chievo
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Matias SILVESTRE
Palermo
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Gianluca ZAMBROTTA
AC Milan
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Some of the pressure has been on Roma has been relieved courtesy of their 2-0 win at Novara in which youngster Aleandro Rosi did plenty to impress boss Luis Enrique, constantly attacking down the flank. Davide Mandelli was a leader for Chievo at the back, confidently dispatching the threat of Fiorentina's Alberto Gilardino and ending his side's three-match slide in the league. Matias Silvestre shored up the often chaotic Rosanero defence with a solid display at centre-back, while Gianluca Zambrotta helped the in-form champions to a 4-0 win over Catania, grabbing a goal himself.

MIDFIELDERS

Luca RIGONI
Chievo
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The Flying Donkey's also have to thank midfield anchor Luca Rigoni. He lifted them to victory and consigned Fiorentina to defeat with a well-taken goal, the solitary strike of the match, nudging the ball past the goalkeeper before tapping it into the empty net.


Miralem PJANIC
Roma
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Josip ILICIC
Palermo
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Although Miralem Pjanic struggled to stamp his authority on the Novara clash in the first half, he emerged in the second to provide a winning contribution: a delightful assist for Bojan Krkic and another from a corner for Pablo Osvaldo. Slovenia international Josip Ilicic put in an all-action performance against Bologna, the rebound from his shot leading to the opener, before he finished a clinical counterattack to kill off the match during a performance in which he also hit the crossbar.

FORWARDS

German DENIS
Atalanta
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Zlatan IBRAHIMOVIC
AC Milan
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Antonio DI NATALE
Udinese
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Atalanta continue their positive start to the season despite kicking off with a six-point deficit and German Denis keeps firing in goals, bagging his seventh of the season to bring down Cagliari. AC Milan have hit their stride and Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the focal point, playing a role in three goals against Catania, including scoring the first from the spot and an incredible lofted pass to set up Robinho for the second.

Finally, Antonio Di Natale will be disappointed after not being recalled to the Italian national team, especially after his wonderful solo goal that turned out to be the winner against Siena for league leaders Udinese.

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