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The best in Italy are lauded after their efforts in the final round of action in 2013

The star attraction of the European weekend was the Milan derby, and while the game itself was nothing to shout about Rodrigo Palacio wrote his name into the history books with a wonderful late winner. The Argentine is rewarded for his decisive performance by being selected for the Goal Team of the Week for Serie A.

Torino goalkeeper Daniele Padelli leads the honours after his superb display helped the Granata record a 4-1 win over Chievo, while Mehdi Benatia's season goes from strength to strength with a great display and two goals in Roma's 4-0 victory against Catania the latest example of his quality. Team-mate Maicon also makes the grade, and Alessandro Lucarelli also gets the nod after Parma earned a 1-1 draw at Sampdoria. Thomas Heurtaux stood out for Udinese in their win at Livorno and grabs the last defensive slot.

Paul Pogba continues to shine, with a goal in Juventus' big win at Atalanta, and Jorginho was again key as Verona hammered Lazio. Juan Iturbe was also imporant in the 4-1 success at the Bentegodi, while Alessandro Diamanti hit the only goal as Bologna overcame Genoa.

Palacio gets his spot for the superb goal and tiresome performance in Inter's victory over Milan, while Ciro Immobile is included following his brace in Torino's win against Chievo.

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