Published On: Thu, May 9th, 2013

Serie A 2012/13: Top 10 Players – Week 36

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Round 36 in saw thrash Pescara 4-0, with Mario Balotelli grabbing a brace. Whilst added to Internazionale’s misery, winning 3-1 at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

Juventus won a fiery encounter in Bergamo, defeating Atalanta 1-0 and claimed an important 1-0 win over Siena courtesy of a fine performance from .

Udinese won 3-2 away to Palermo with impressing. Sampdoria and played out a 1-1 draw, with Nicolás Spolli grabbing a late equaliser for the Sicilians.

stunned AS Roma when Cyril Théréau scored a late winner at the Stadio Olimpico to steal a 1-0 win for the Veronese side. Meanwhile Torino and Genoa played out a 0-0 draw.

Finally Parma grabbed an impressive 1-0 victory away to Cagliari, to climb to 11th place in the Serie A table.

Here are the top 10 players…

10. Gabriele Angella (Udinese): Angella was reliable in Udinese’s defence as they defeated Palermo 3-2. The centre-back won most of his aerial duels and his distribution helped Udinese counter effectively. He headed in a corner in the 63rd minute to level the scores at 2-2.

9. (Lazio): Candreva was Lazio’s best player as he wreaked havoc cutting in from the right flank against Internazionale. His cross led to Lazio’s first goal and his clever running and movement allowed Lazio to pick Inter apart all night long.

8. Nicolás Spolli (Catania): Spolli was inspirational in Catania’s defensive line as they drew 1-1 with Sampdoria. He dominated aerially and shut out the opposition for much of the game. He also popped up with the equalizing goal for Catania, heading in from a set-piece.

 7. Juan Cuadrado (Fiorentina): Cuadrado was influential down Fiorentina’s right wing as they defeated Siena 1-0. The Colombian used his dribbling skills to unnerve the Siena defence and drive La Viola forward. He should have scored late on too.

6. (): Dzemaili turned in another solid performance in Napoli’s midfield, maintaining their attacking tempo against Bologna. He let rip with a trademark long distance strike in the 67th minute to score the Partenopei’s third goal.

Find out who the top 5 players are right here…

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Ryan Ross

- I contribute to Forza Italian Football, SerieAWeekly.com and other outlets. I am also an occasional guest on the Italian Serie A Football Fancast. Currently at university studying Sports and Exercise Science, I grew up on Calcio in the 90’s, when James Richardson presented cult show Football Italia. I followed the trials and tribulations of Internazionale, during a period where Youri Djorkaeff graced the midfield. Follow me on Twitter: @rross11

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