Week 16 saw plenty of action with numerous festivals of goals with defensive struggles to match as another round of domestic football stormed through Italy. Let's take a look at the best XI from the latest round of action in the peninsula.
Stefano Sorrentino, Chievo Verona
The under-appreciated 33 year-old was at the top of his game in a match where his side emerged as winners despite being largely dominated throughout the encounter. Sorrentino made a catalogue of sensational saves to deny Mauricio Pinillia and Marco Sau in quick succession before stymying Daniele Conti with a reactive foot and crowning the day's achievements with a stunning trail-hand stop to thwart Sau's efforts once again.
Roma's 18 year-old wonder in central defense impressed once again, controlling with relative ease the vastly experienced and physically massive Luca Toni whilst neutralizing Juan Cuadrado's pace. The Brazilian also put Roma's fourth in the back of the net, but had his maiden Serie A strike incorrectly ruled out for offside.
Juan Jesus, Inter
The Brazilian showed wisdom beyond his years in an Inter back line that was under serious pressure for much of the match, contending expertly with both the pacy Lorenzo Insigne and prolific Edinson Cavani. Only aged 21, he made no bones about putting leadership on display through constant communication and a real dressing down of the far more experienced Alvaro Pereira when the Uruguayan made a potentially fatal error in the offside trap in the second half.
Mattia De Sciglio, AC Milan
De Sciglio looked supremely comfortable even out of his natural position on the the left flank, constantly gliding forward with grace whilst taking his defensive duties head-on with grit and determination. The 20 year-old reaped an assist after setting up Robinho for the Rossoneri equalizer 5 minutes from half, and continued to threaten the Granata at every turn until the final whistle.
Federico Peluso, Atalanta
The Italy international was tireless as usual in Atalanta's end-to-end matchuo with Roberto Donadoni's Parma, charging down the flanks and linking well with Giacomo Bonaventura. Peluso scores the decisive goal just before half by channeling his inner Pippo Inzaghi, and was a rock in defense with 5 total tackles on the day as well.
Ezequiel Schelotto, Atalanta
Atalanta's versatile Azzurri hopeful played a crucial role in La Dea grabbing an early lead, whipping in a sumptuous cross for German Denis to clinically tuck home with his head. The 23 year-old menaced Massimo Gobbi and Marco Parolo throughout the match with his pace and dribbling, forcing them into more defensive positions, and contributed 5 tackles on the defensive front in an all-out display.
Fredy Guarin, Inter
The Colombian dynamo was at his best in a match with massive table implications against mighty Napoli, dominating the midfield with his typically unique blend of power and pace. Guarin smashed in the opener with a fantastic volley inside the first 10 minutes and was the architect of Diego Milito's ultimately crucial second, placing his indelible mark upon a vital game for the Nerazzurri.
Miralem Pjanic, Roma
The creative Bosnian continued to assert his value at Roma to boss Zdenek Zeman with another fantastic performance, distributing the ball with pinpoint accuracy and giving the Fiorentina defense fits with his silky dribbling skills. Pjanic was ultimately unable to get on the scoresheet, but threatened several times and showed his capability in playing in a wide playmaker role.
Francesco Totti, Roma
The irrepressible 36 year-old was once again almost indescribable in the vocabulary of mere mortals, shredding Fiorentina in a performance that will stick in the minds of Giallorossi fans for years to come. Er Pupone netted two classy goals on the day, the first with the outside of the boot after a deft flick, and the second an absolute cruise missile from 35 yards out; also added an assist on Pablo Osvaldo's late strike, and set up the opener with a perfect free-kick.
Gonzalo Bergessio, Catania
Bergessio played a hand in all three of Catania's goals on the day, scoring two himself, whilst creating another for partner-in-crime Lucas Castro. The Argentine was a master of efficiency, achieving such a statistical line whilst taking only 27 total touches throughout the match.
Antonio Di Natale
The man known as Toto was decisive as usual, winning the corner from which Danilo scored in the 17th minute before assisting the Brazilian himself, and rounding Sergio Romero after a swift counter attack to deposit into an empty net to double Udinese's lead slightly more than 10 minutes later. Even at 35 years age, he was an absolute terror with his movement in the offensive third before being subbed late on for Mathias Ranegie.