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

There may have been fewer goals scored in Serie A this weekend, but there were still plenty of performances to catch the eye as Italy's provincial outfits continue to stand toe-to-toe with some of the bigger names in the land. As a result, Goal.com's top players of the round come from another diverse spread of clubs.

It took Juventus over an hour to break the deadlock against Chievo thanks largely to the efforts of Stefano Sorrentino in the Flying Donkeys' goal. The shot-stopper was eventually beaten by a quick-fire double by Fabio Quagliarella, but it took a howitzer of a strike to break the 33-year-old's resistance.

AC Milan's woes continued with defeat at Udinese, with the ever-reliable Mehdi Benatia starring for the Friulani, while Massimo Paci successfully managed to keep a close eye on Diego Milito as Siena beat Inter for the first time ever in a league fixture. Lucio rounds off our back three thanks to his performance on debut as Juve beat Chievo 2-0.

Cristian Raimondi was the unlikely goalscoring hero as Atalanta handed Gian Piero Gasperini a bad start to his Palermo tenure at the Atleti Azzurri d'Italia, and he slots in alongside Juan Quintero, who also got on the scoresheet as Pescara earned their first Serie A point with a 1-1 draw at Bologna. Juraj Kucka's all-action midfield display in Genoa's backs-to-the-wall win at Lazio sees him make our XI, and Kwadwo Asamoah also gets recognition for another performance of power and panache for Juventus.

In the forward line, the relative lack of goals is reflected by the inclusion of two wide attackers. Alejandro Gomez helped Catania to overcome the second-minute dismissal of Pablo Alvarez to earn a share of the spoils with Napoli, and Alessio Cerci marked his first start for Torino with a key role in their 1-1 draw at Sampdoria. But the big name in the lineup is Fabio Quagliarella, with his magnificent volleyed opener and his match-clinching second against Chievo capping of an excellent week for both club and player.


SORRENTINO
CHIEVO
 vs Juventus (A)
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BENATIA
PACI
LUCIO
UDINESE
SIENA JUVENTUS
 vs Milan (H)
vs Inter (A)
vs Chievo (H)
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RAIMONDI QUINTERO KUCKA ASAMOAH
ATALANTA
PESCARA
GENOA
JUVENTUS
 vs Palermo (H)
 vs Bologna (A)
 vs Lazio (A)
 vs Chievo (H)
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CERCI
QUAGLIARELLA
GOMEZ
TORINO
JUVENTUS CATANIA
 vs Sampdoria (A)
vs Chievo (H)
vs Napoli (H)
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