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Serie A Team Of The Week: Round 14


Formation: 4-3-3


Sebastien Frey (Fiorentina):
The French goalkeeper made two absolutely stunning saves from Diego Milito, robbed Samuel Eto’o in a one-on-one, also thwarting a powerful Lucio free-kick and those are just some of his highlights. To be honest, Fiorentina would have lost by much more if not for his efforts, he was only beaten from the penalty spot in the end.


Javier Zanetti (Inter): The never-ending footballer continues to defy logic. Reverting back to a right-back role in the absence of Maicon, he had the better of Juan Vargas (one of the in-form players this season) and also contributed with some mazy runs forward. He shows no signs of stopping.

Diego Lopez (Cagliari):
Another veteran who had a brilliant defensive performance. He marshalled the back-line with ease against the Bianconeri and completely shackled Amauri.

Emiliano Moretti (Genoa): No mistakes from the ex-Valencia man, who kept Giampaolo Pazzini quiet for extended portions of the match and led his defence to an impressive shutout against city-rivals Sampdoria.

Domenico Criscito (Genoa): A complete performance from the Italian international on the left flank. Strong in the tackle and moved like a train up and down his side, not to mention a constant thorn in the side of Antonio Cassano.


Omar Milanetto (Genoa):
The central midfielder kept his cool to convert a penalty in the fiery Derby della Lanterna and also set up the second with a delightful assist for Marco Rossi. The newest Grifoni hero!

Simone Bentivoglio (Chievo): Far and away the best player on the field at the Stadio Bentegodi.  Playing in behind the lone striker, he came close to scoring a number of times and worked hard with and without the ball. He may not have been rewarded with a goal, but his efforts were mirrored by the favourable 1-0 result.

Simone Perrotta (Roma):
His header secured a comeback victory, but the World Cup winner did so much more as well. The amount of ground he covered was astonishing. While others seemed to tire as the match when on, he only became more determined.

Happy Times | Perrotta gave Roma the win


Nene (Cagliari): Not many can beat Gianluigi Buffon from the distance and angle that this Brazilian did. The Rossoblu hitman opened the scoring with a wicked strike for his sixth goal of the season as Cagliari continue to climb the Serie A standings.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Milan): What more can you ask for from a striker who is thrown on to grab a result at the end of the match? The Dutchman did exactly that. Coach Leonardo subbed him on in the final stages and he scored twice in injury time (once with an exquisite lob) to seal a 2-0 win for the Rossoneri. Has he shed his ‘flop’ tag?

The Hunt Is On | Klaas finally scored for Milan

Antonio Di Natale (Udinese):
Simply magnificent and making a claim to be a starter for Italy at the 2010 World Cup. He opened the scoring with a spectacular freekick and aided in the second goal, showing some neat juggling control. He was involved for ninety minutes and nearly doubled his tally on more than one occasion.


Zanetti – Lopez –Moretti – Criscito

Milanetto – Bentivoglio - Perrotta

Nene – Huntelaar – Di Natale

Honourable Mention
Dusan Basta (Udinese)
Kwadwo Asamoah (Udinese)
Rodrigo Palacio(Genoa)
Marco Rossi (Genoa)
Ivan Juric (Genoa)
Sokratis Papasthatopoulos (Genoa)
Giuseppe Sculli (Genoa)
Ricardo Quaresma (Inter)
Diego Milito (Inter)
Mirko Vucinic (Roma)
Alessandro Matri (Cagliari)
Giuseppe Greco (Bari)
Filippo Antonelli (Bari)
Simone Vergassola (Siena)
Emiliano Viviano (Bologna)
German Denis (Napoli)
Cristian Maggio (Napoli)
Blerim Dzemaili (Parma)
Ignazio Abate (Milan)
Giuseppe Belluschi (Catania)

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