Federico Marchetti (Cagliari): Napoli had all the chances at the San Paolo, but the shot stopper performed impressive save after impressive save to deny German Denis and Marek Hamsik several times throughout the game and give the visitors an unlikely point.
Defence Gennaro Sardo (Chievo): Only played for 30 minutes against Fiorentina, but his work down the right was crucial to their win as he broke into the box and toe-poked past Sebastien Frey to secure all three points for the Flying Donkeys in Florence.
Andre Dias (Lazio): With a headed goal following a corner and well-timed challenges at the back, Dias has been an overall success since joining the Biancocelesti in the winter. Showed all his defensive acumen versus the Grifoni.
Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus): Another dominant performance by the centre-back colossus, able to make up plenty of ground to deny Bari any counter-attacking opportunities and kept their strikers very quiet for 90 minutes.
Javier Zanetti (Inter): The man who never stops, unsurprisingly, captained Inter to a crucial 3-1 win over Atalanta. Filling in for Maicon at full-back, he was relentless in both attack and defence and for that he once again enters our Best XI.
Midfield Mauricio Isla (Udinese): Provided a fine cross to set up Simone Pepe’s first goal and gave arguably his best performance of the season as he battled in midfield against Parma. Udinese now have over 40 points, meaning they are practically assured a place in Serie A next season.
Javier Pastore (Palermo): The 20-year-old has gathered many comparisons to Kaka and it’s easy to see why, his darting runs and wonderful link-up play tormented Milan’s defence in Sicily. Only Dida stopped him from capping off another promising display with a goal.
Alexis Sanchez (Udinese): Another young sensation fast becoming a household name for Serie A fans as his tricks continue to catch the eye. With frightening ease he drifts past defenders, scoring a goal and also earning a penalty which Antonio Di Natale converted.
Attack Fabrizio Miccoli (Palermo): The diminutive striker literally toyed with the likes of Gianluca Zambrotta and Massimo Oddo. It seems like he only scores spectacular goals, as he curled the ball into the top corner to close off the game. A symbol of the club’s current success.
Giampaolo Pazzini (Sampdoria): An incredible brace that kept Sampdoria ahead in the race for fourth place and severely hit Roma’s Scudetto dream. A powerful downward header to equalise, before a late winner by redirecting the ball past Julio Sergio. Little service, but big results – the sign of a true goalscorer.
Vincenzo Iaquinta (Juventus): Turned the game on its head as a half-time substitute. The Bianconeri could not find the breakthrough before his entrance. The Italian international scored a brace, once by rounding the goalkeeper and once by tapping in at the back post.