The best players in Italy over the weekend are rewarded for their outstanding play after a fascinating round of Serie A action
We were made to wait until after Monday’s posticipo between Parma and Roma to complete the latest Serie A Team of the Week, but it is a good job we did considering the performance of a certain Francesco Totti.
It is Rafael who gets the nod in goal though after his stunning display helped Verona to see off Sassuolo. Ahead of him, Danilo D’Ambrosio was tireless down the flank for Torino and also netted as the Granata gained a big lead against Milan only to be denied late on. Hugo Campagnaro‘s impressive start for Inter since signing from Napoli continued in the Derby d’Italia against Inter, while his replacement at the San Paolo, Raul Albiol, was busy helping the Partenopei to stay top of the league with victory over Atalanta. Luca Antonini‘s performance and goal in Genoa’s derby victory over Sampdoria earns him the final defensive slot.
The midfield line includes the familiar name of Arturo Vidal thanks to his salvage efforts for Juve against Inter, while Francesco Lodi‘s controlled display for Genoa was topped off with a wonderful strike. Elsewhere, Borja Valero was also on the scoresheet in Fiorentina’s draw with Cagliari.
At the top end of the pitch there were plenty of match-winners to choose from, but Alessio Cerci‘s performance in Torino’s 2-2 draw with Milan would have been worthy of three points on most nights. Paulinho‘s double against Catania took Livorno into the top six, while Totti stole the show as Roma came from behind to beat Parma and retain their 100 per cent record.