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Serie A Team Of The Week: Round 7

BEST XI

Formation: 3-4-1-2

Goalkeeper

Andrea Consigli (Atalanta): Even with a man advantage, Milan had a very tough time putting one by the young shot-stopper, who was immaculate at times. His greatest highlight was a one handed stop on Pato, whose shot was rifled towards the bottom corner. What a save!

Defence

Simon Kjaer (Palermo): The Dane won everything in the air against Vincenzo Iaquinta and Amauri - no easy task. This was another performance that will catch the attention of European giants.

Alessandro Nesta (Milan):
The veteran is perhaps the lone bright spot for the Rossoneri so far this season - he looks back to his imperious best at the back. Able to cover lots of ground and always has the right timing. As a bonus, he also provided a splendid chipped assist.

Stefan Radu (Lazio): Used in a centre-back role, the Romanian excelled, making a number of decisive clearances, including one off the goal-line. He has been compared to compatriot Cristian Chivu, and performances like this highlight why.

Midfield

Daniele Galloppa (Parma): Indomitable in midfield, the Parma man did plenty of work to collect the ball and then used his quality to dispatch it up the field. Is continuing to develop nicely as a player, as shown by his great finish against Sampdoria.

Wesley Sneijder (Inter): Both he and Dejan Stankovic put in very good displays for Inter, but the Dutchman just edges it for his 93rd minute winner at the San Siro – an excellent way to score his first goal for the Nerazzurri.

Michele Marcolini (Chievo): The veteran scored two key goals for the Flying Donkeys, giving them a precious three points against Cagliari, a relegation rival. His strikes helped take them to an impressive tally of 11 points at this early stage of the season.

Javier Pastore (Palermo): The youngster was highly-touted when he arrived this summer and finally showed what he is capable of with some classy play against the Bianconeri. His awareness saw him dispossess Felipe Melo and setup the first goal.

Raffaele Palladino (Genoa):
Simply unplayable at the Renato Dall’Ara, the winger gave Bologna headaches when he was on the pitch and created the Grifoni’s second goal, which killed off the match at the end of the first half. He has seemingly recovered from his long-term injury.

Attack

Francesco Totti (Roma):
What would Roma do without their undisputed king? He scored a brace to drag his team to a comeback victory over Napoli. In the process, he scored his 184th strike in Serie A – reaching Gabriel Batistuta's record.

Edinson Cavani (Palermo): Our third Rosanero star in the Best XI, he was a constant threat to the Juve back line and scored one of the goals of the weekend with a thunderous strike into the top corner. Not even Gianluigi Buffon could do anything about.

Consigli

Kjaer - Nesta - Radu

Galloppa - Marcolini - Sneijder - Palladino

Pastore

Totti - Cavani


Honourable Mention
Cristiano Doni (Atalanta)
Giuseppe Sculli (Genoa)
Dejan Stankovic (Inter)
Mario Yepes (Chievo)
Luca Castellazzi (Sampdoria)
McDonald Mariga (Parma)
Alfonso De Lucia (Parma)
Emilson Cribari (Lazio)
Simone Del Nero (Lazio)
Fabio Simplicio (Palermo)
Fabrizio Miccoli (Palermo)
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)

Adam Scime, Goal.com