Serie A Team Of The Week: Round 27

Posted on 08/03/2010


Formation: 3-4-2-1
Rubinho (Livorno): The shot stopper showed his former employers that he can be brilliant between the posts with four or five world class saves. Only the magical  Miccoli was able to beat him in a  heart-breaking loss for the Amaranto.
Juan (Roma): The Brazilian was truly tested by the Rossoneri trident, but withstood the challenge with great authority. The rest of the Giallorossi defence has been rotated by Claudio Ranieri, but Juan is irreplaceable and earns a deserved place in our Best XI as well.

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus): The Bianconeri colossus was once again a force at the back and the club’s supporters will be worried as the defender has been ruled out for a month with injury. Can Juventus cope without him?

Salvatore Bocchetti (Genoa): When league-leaders Inter turned up the pressure, the 23-year-old was ready and prominently showed why he is one of the best defenders in Italy as he dealt with the likes of Diego Milito, Mario Balotelli, and Samuel Eto’o.

Stefano Guberti (Sampdoria): Lately the winger had found himself in our worst XI a couple of times, but on Sunday he proved that he can replicate the form he showed in Serie B at the top level. The player scored with a rocket of a shot for his first goal in Blucerchiati colours and put in dangerous crosses from the flank for Giampaolo Pazzini and company.

Mohamed Sissoko (Juventus): The Malian was a true dynamo in midfield, his defensive work was present as always , but he demonstarted he can be useful at the other end as well with a perfect assist for Fabio Grosso to win the match against Fiorentina.

Sergio Almiron (Bari): You cannot question his technical ability. His career has been reborn with the southern Italian club and he continues to repay them generously with his performances. Against Chievo he showed both quantity and quality in the center of the pitch.

Andrea Cossu (Cagliari): The 29-year-old has arguably been the revelation of 2009-10. He put in a contender for ‘substitute appearance of the season’ in the 2-2 draw with Catania. The newly crowned Italian international completely turned the game aroundand it was fitting he scored a late equaliser.


Fabrizio Miccoli (Palermo): Is there a more in-form player in Serie A right now? It’s a shame he is not considered for the Italian national team, because his ingenuity is a trait they could utilise. Scored another winning goal for the rampant Rosanero this week, who are pushing for a Champions league place courtesy of his efforts.

Adailton (Bologna):
 Coming off a hat-trick last week, the player’s winning goal against Napoli had a touch of fortune about it on Sunday. However, what was most extraordinary was the 33-year-old’s willingness to track back, work hard, and hassle the opposition defence. A truly determined striker.

Jose Castillo (Bari): 
The veteran scored an impressive goal, chesting the ball down and turning home from the centre of the area, to lift the Galletti out of their slump and get them back to winning ways. His experience will be crucial in the final stages of the season.


Juan – Chiellini – Bocchetti

Guberti – Sissoko – Almiron – Cossu

Miccoli – Adailton


Honourable Mention

Antonio Candreva (Juventus)
Diego (Juventus)
Claudio Marchisio (Juventus)
Fabio Grosso (Juventus)
Thiago Silva (Milan)
Emilano Viviano (Bologna)
Antonio Busce (Bologna)
Andrea Raggi (Bologna)
Maxi Lopez (Catania)
Simon Kjaer (Palermo)
Gianpaolo Pazzini (Sampdoria)
Jonathan Biabiany (Parma)
Alexandros Tziolis (Siena)
Lucio (Inter) 
Wesley Sneijder (Inter)
Andrea Consigli (Atalanta)