Serie A Team of the Week: Denis a menace to Napoli

The best performers from the weekend’s action in the Italian top flight are rewarded with a place in our top XI

After the transfer window’s closure came a Turin masterclass against their Milanese counterparts at the weekend, with Juventus overcoming Inter and Torino holding Milan at the San Siro. Daniele Padelli‘s heroics in goal and Kamil Glik‘s dominant defending were largely responsible for il Toro coming away from Lombardy with a point. The Pole is joined at the back by Sampdoria’s derby hero Daniele Gastaldello and Udinese stopper Danilo, who helped the Zebrette take three points from Bologna.

In the midfield, three Juve stars shone brightly in the 3-1 win over Inter. Goalscorer Stephan Lichtsteiner, playmaker Andrea Pirlo and wide man Kwadwo Asamoah were equally important in the Bianconeri‘s convincing win. Emil Hallfredsson joins them following a key display in Verona’s 2-1 win at Sassuolo.

Up top, Lazio were boosted by the arrival of Balde Keita, who grabbed a goal in the 2-0 win at Chievo, while Maxi Lopez scored the winner on his Samp return in the 1-0 win over Genoa. But the star of the weekend was German Denis, who scored twice and set up a third in Atalanta’s shock 3-0 demolition of Napoli.

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