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Scot Munroe On April - 5 - 2011

Serie A Team Of The Week Match Day 31

Italian Serie A team of the weekScot takes a look at the team of the week for week 31 in Serie A. Formation 4-3-3

Goalkeeper: Marco Storari (Juventus)

A late replacement for Gigi Buffon, the stand in keeper was in brilliant form to deny a rampant Roma team in the first half. Storari pulled off 4 brilliant saves to deny Totti, De Rossi, Vucinic and Menez

Right Back: Iganzio Abate (Milan)

Converted into a right-back just over a season ago and he is now relishing the role gleefully. He was a constant threat down the right hand side and didn’t neglect his defensive roles as well.

Centre Back: Philippe Mexes (Roma)

Before his injury curtailed the game and now his season, the Frenchman was a calm asset at the back and more than often broke up the Juventus attack with a solid display. He will be sorely missed at the back

Centre Back: Thiago Silva (Milan)

The Brazilian defender is just getting better and better at his age. He was a monster at the back and nullified any Inter Milan attack. His positioning sense was top notch.

Left Back: Fabio Grosso (Juventus)

The veteran Italian left back was brilliant down the left hand side. He almost grabbed himself a goal when his header blazed over. He then set up both Juventus goals with a delightful cross for Krasic and then a lovely through ball for Matri

Defensive Midfielder: Felipe Melo (Juventus)

Played just in front of the back four in a 4-1-4-1 or 4-3-3 formation, Melo showed a lot of discipline in the role and was the man to break up the Roma attack. Melo showed the form of early last season.

Centre Midfield: Clarence Seedorf (Milan)

The Dutch playmaker was rolling back the years in the Milan derby. He assisted Pato with the opening goal of the game. Controlled the midfield and he was in magnificent form.

Central Midfield: Stefano Mauri (Lazio)

The Italian international continued his brilliant form, Mauri then scored a brilliant solo goal in Naples. He beat 4 players and the toe poked the ball past De Sanctis. Mauri then should have scored a second moment later.

Right Forward: Milos Krasic (Juventus)

The Serbian International who has been playing non stop football for a year now was thorn down the right hand side against Roma. Was a willing runner and his work rate was second to none. He also grabbed the opener with a well taken volley.

Centre Forward: Edinson Cavani (Napoli)

One word to describe his performance WOW! The Uruguayan ran the line brilliant and scored a breath taking second half hat-trick in one of the games of the season against Lazio.

Left Forward: Alexandre Pato (Milan)

The Duck was in outstanding form in the derby. Pato managed to get a scoresheet twice both well taken goals. A constant threat in the Milan attack and a willing runner in the absence of Zlatan.

Scot Munroe

A Football fan for around 18 years since the age of 6 years old. My first love is Swindon town now managed by the mad man that is Paolo Di Canio. I have been a fan of Italian football for around 10-15 years now since the Channel four days back in the Uk with James Richardson. I am a Roma fan as well and i have been following the club since 2003 with the attack minded football with Totti and Cassano.

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