Serie A Worst Team Of The Week: Round 19

Goal.com looks at those who performed poorly in the 19th round of action...
WORST XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1


Goalkeeper

Doni (Roma): The shot stopper showed a lack of judgement when he used his hands to block a shot outside of the area, earning a straight red card after only ten minutes. Luckily his side still won, so the goalkeeper's error was not as costly as it could have been.

Defence


Davide Mandelli (Chievo): With the Flying Donkeys a man up, you’d think the Chievo defence would have had an easier night. However, they looked quite clumsy and disorganised at times and the former Torino player lost his contest against lumbering Luca Toni.

Christian Panucci (Parma): The experienced defender looked out of sorts, as his mistake nearly let Francesco Tavano score a second and he was always a step behind the Livorno attackers.

Giuseppe Bellusci (Catania):
Two yellow cards in the space of 15 minutes. The Italy Under-21 international needs to curb his enthusiasm, and his recklessness. Undermanned due to his first-half sending off, the Etnei easily succumbed to Genoa at the Marassi.

Andrea Mantovani (Chievo): The left back was at fault for Roma’s goal and struggled against Rodrigo Taddei for long portions of the match.

Midfield

Thiago Motta (Inter): Lazy. Employed in a defensive midfield role behind four attack-minded players, Motta failed to cover on two occasions when the late man running in scored for Siena. Immediately after the Robur’s third goal, coach Jose Mourinho subbed him off as punishment.

Felipe Melo (Juventus): More mistakes seem to creep into his game every match. He was at fault for Milan’s first goal, failing to clear a corner and subsequently allowing Alessandro Nesta to open the scoring. And when he had the ball at his feet, he rarely found a team-mate. No confidence and no production.


The Top Flop | Melo was disappointing against Milan

Attack

Mauro Zarate (Lazio):
His attitude is simply terrible. In a week when his agent issued a threat to the Bianconcelesti, the player put in a laughable display against Udinese. His shots were high into the stands and he was a detriment to his side on the pitch.

Antonio Cassano (Sampdoria): It appears his former coach Walter Mazzarri knows the secret to stopping the Bari-born talent. Against Napoli, he was shut down from start to finish.

Ricardo Quaresma (Inter): The Portuguese winger wasted another opportunity gifted to him by his compatriot Jose Mourinho. Started against Siena, but his useless runs, poor crossing, and lack of team play saw him removed at half-time for Walter Samuel.


Time After Time | Quaresma proved ineffective again

Amauri (Juventus):
It's strange that last season Italians were itching for his passport to come in time for the World Cup, now they hope it gets lost in the mail. A miserable showing once again from the striker, who finds himself in our ‘worst team of the week’ all too often.

Doni

Mandelli – Panucci – Bellusci – Mantovani

Thaigo Motta – Felipe Melo

Zarate – Cassano – Quaresma

Amauri

Adam Scime, Goal.com