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Tuesday April 16 2013
Serie A Team of Week 32

Who made it into the Football Italia Team of the Week after more enthralling Serie A action? Dave Taylor reveals all.

Ivan Pelizzoli [Pescara]

Needed to be alert from the off and made some brilliant saves in the first 20 minutes, keeping the Dolphins afloat and hardly deserved to be on the losing side. Could do nothing about the goals. Authorative.

Danilo [Udinese]

Made several crucial interceptions, especially when he cut out a dangerous cross from Aleandro Rosi. Also smothered Nicola Sansone throughout and dominated in the air and on the ground. Imposing.

Miguel Britos [Napoli]

Had Giampaolo Pazzini in his pocket, beating him in the air and the ground while he also spread panic at set pieces. Worked well with Hugo Campagnaro and between them they rarely let go of their grip on the Milan forwards. Disciplined.

Paolo Cannavaro [Napoli]

Such was his authority that he left Milan disappointed with just a point. Joined the attack several times and at one stage had the nous to assume a left wing role. Commanding.

Stephan Lichtsteiner [Juventus]

Controlled the right flank until he went off and seriously embarrassed Marius Stankevicius on a number of occasions. Caused problems for the Lazio defence every time he moved forward and put over several menacing crosses. Threatening.

Arturo Vidal [Juventus]

The fearless Chilean warrior was full of muscular inspiration and scored two superb goals. His first from a penalty that sent Federico Marchetti the wrong way, his second saw him dink the ball home on the run. Amazing.

David Pizarro [Fiorentina]

Showed his uncanny vision along with his ability at set pieces when he converted the opening goal via a penalty. The Chilean has an amazing engine and covered every inch in his determination to see the win through. Indomitable.

Roberto Pereyra [Udinese]

Caused problems all match and was quick to jump on a rebound before scoring with a well-placed prod. Always single-minded and showed it with his involvement in the second goal. Inspirational.

Juan Zuniga [Napoli]

An intelligent and articulate display and seemed to know what Milan were going to do before they did. Forced the pace down the left flank while closing any gaps and was equally effective in defence or attack. Prominent

Mauricio Pinilla [Cagliari]

A Man of the Match display from the Inter fan who first won then converted a debatable penalty within five minutes of coming on. Scored again soon after when he was perfectly placed to poke home the ball. Influential.

Muriel [Udinese]

Like a lion let loose amongst wounded wildebeest, the Colombian picked off the opposition in his own time, scoring a well-deserved brace while also playing his part in the third goal. Killer.

Special mentions: Goran Pandev [Napoli], Erik Lamela [Roma], Josip Ilicic [Palermo], Gianluca Pegolo [Siena], Andrea Pirlo [Juventus], Paul Pogba [Juventus], Angelo [Siena], Manolo Gabbiadini [Bologna]. 

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