Serie A Team of the Week: Kaka and Cassano back with a bang

Goal runs through the star performers in the Italian league over the weekend

Goal‘s Serie A Team of the Week has something of a vintage look about it after round 13 of the Italian league season, with a couple of familiar old names making it into our XI.

Vlada Avramov takes the No.1 jersey after his stellar performance for Cagliari on Monday saw Roma draw a blank for the first time this season and drop from first place. Jonathan was Inter’s saviour the previous evening as he netted an equaliser in Bologna, a feat matched by Lorik Cana in Lazio’s late, late draw with Sampdoria. Dario Dainelli was Chievo’s star man as they took the three points from the Verona derby, while Gabriel Silva took the plaudits in Udinese’s 1-0 win over Fiorentina.

Arturo Vidal is fast becoming a weekly feature of our star XI thanks to his performances with Juventus – the latest actually coming at the heart of defence in the win at Livorno – while former Bianconeri team-mate Luca Marrone was a star turn as Sassuolo beat Atalanta. Omar El Kaddouri netted twice in Torino’s 4-1 triumph over basement-dwelling Catania, and he is joined by two star seniors. Kaka scored a goal and probed throughout in Milan’s draw with Genoa, while Antonio Cassano grabbed the only goal as Napoli were stunned by Parma at the San Paolo.

The lone striking role is taken up by Fernando Llorente, who scored another goal as Juve saw off Livorno to continue a great recent run following a difficult start to life in Turin.

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