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Serie A Worst Team Of The Week: Round 9

WORST XI

Formation: 4-4-2

Goalkeeper

Julio Cesar (Inter): Amazingly, this decision came down to two goalkeepers from the same match - Catania shot-stopper Andrea Campagnolo was also poor. However, the Brazilian had almost nothing to do but gave his side a scare when he let Catania cut the deficit to one by conceding an avoidable penalty late on at the San Siro.

Defence

Dusan Basta (Udinese): Imprecise and lazy in defence, only the efforts of goalkeeper Samir Handanovic stopped his errors from being grave ones. In the end, his side lost 1-0, no less than the Serbian deserved this past weekend.

Diego Lopez (Cagliari): The Uruguayan veteran cost his side a goal, making an uncharacteristic error, accidentally assisting Sergio Floccari with a poor clearance. If Cagliari had not won the match then the blame would lie with him.

Emiliano Moretti (Genoa): Twice in a row the former Valencia man finds himself in our Worst XI!  The Grifoni defender had been poor all match in Sardinia and then got himself a dismissal for taking his protests too far.

Cristian Molinaro (Juventus): He just is not the quality of player Juventus require at left-back. His dismal performances are the reason Fabio Grosso was brought in, and he only confirmed it was the right decision against Siena. Every cross he made was off the mark.

Midfield

Stefano Mauri (Lazio): The 29-year-old was supposed to provide a link to the attack against Bari. However, he was easily marked out of the game and provided barely any service to the strikers as his team deservedly lost 2-0.


Moping Mauri | A disappointing performance

Marco Biagianti (Catania): What happened to the battling and determined player we saw last season? The Italian was overrun by Inter’s midfield and got hauled off at half-time after a poor performance. Gave away a silly free kick that led to the second goal by Wesley Sneijder.

Gaby Mudingayi (Bologna): His job is to protect the defence, but he did little of that as the likes of Antonio Cassano, Giampaolo Pazzini and Daniele Mannini ran wild and embarrassed Bologna at the Marassi.

Massimo Gobbi (Fiorentina):
The player conceded a penalty to Napoli late in the game (even if Sebastien Frey stopped it) and had a nightmare against Marek Hamsik and Cristian Maggio, who were able to pass him with relative ease.

Attack

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Milan):
The Dutchman was given the chance to start the match against Chievo but had very little impact. Rooted the penalty spot, the former Ajax star seemed too timid to take on the defence when the ball did come his way.


Hunting Season Closed | No goals yet

Mirko Vucinic (Roma): In the absence of Francesco Totti the Montenegro international should be the one to step up, but he clearly lacks the composure of his illustrious team-mate. He was non-existent in the first-half and then spurned a golden chance to level the score against Livorno after being set up by winger Stefano Guberti.

Julio Cesar

Basta – Lopez – Moretti – Molinaro

Mauri – Mudingayi – Biagianti – Gobbi

Huntelaar - Vucinic


Adam Scime, Goal.com