By Kelvin Yap
It was no easy task coming up with eleven players deserving to be in this edition of Team of the Week, with many scrappy wins in the second round of Serie A, but we manage to scramble together a side with Gian Pier Gasperini's favoured 3-4-3 formation.
Julio Sergio (Lecce)
Lecce had Sergio's fine string of saves to thank for their 2-0 win over Bologna. The former Roma custodian was tested from the start when he kept Robert Aquafresca's low shot out and showed great instincts to keep out Nico Pulzetti's close-range header. Sergio deservingly kept his clean sheet after denying Alessandro Diamanti on two separate occasions when the striker was favourite to score.
Andrea Barzagli (Juventus)
Limited Siena's front duo of Pablo Gonzalez and Emanuele Calaio to peripheral figures with a number of excellent tackles. Barzagli's imposing physical presence in the defence can only be good news for the Bianconeri after the injury to Giorgio Chiellini.
Andrea Ranocchia (Inter Milan)
Looked the most comfortable playing under Gasperini's 3-4-3 formation. Ranocchia kept Fabio Borini - who would have been hoping for a more impactful first match of the season - quiet throughout the match, and protected goalkeeper Julio Cesar well to help Inter claim a point.
Mauricio Isla (Udinese)
His powerful thunderbolt of a shot sealed Udinese's 2-0 win over Fiorentina. The diminutive wing-back was instrumental in the win with his crosses as well, one of which led to the handball which resulted in the penalty that Antonio Di Natale converted.
Daniele De Rossi (Roma)
De Rossi was at his best against Inter Milan with his reading of the game. Played in a more withdrawn role, the Roma icon's ball-interception was first-rate and his passing was short, simple and accurate too. Looked a natural in his old position at defensive midfielder, and should play there more often.
Guillermo Giacomazzi (Lecce)
The veteran captain of Lecce opened his goalscoring account this season on one of his rare runs into the Bologna box. Playing in his usual role shielding his defenders, Giacomazzi was the exemplary workhorse. Can you believe it's his 10th year with the club?
Andrea Pirlo (Juventus)
Retained his spot in the Team of the Week with a fine outing against Siena, pulling the strings for Juventus in the middle of the pitch in their 1-0 win. Pirlo had his moment to shine when he jinked past three Siena players into the box, but was ultimately denied by a recovering defender.
Marek Hamsik (Napoli)
Reinforced the notion that he has a psychic connection with Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani. Hamsik led Napoli to a 3-1 win over AC Milan with extraordinary passing and vision, almost always finding the abovementioned duo with his passes.
Sebastian Giovinco (Parma)
He scored both goals to ensure Parma grabbed all three points with a 2-1 win in their first home game of the season against Chievo. His first was a poacher's goal - pouncing on an unwary Chievo defence who failed to clear the ball, while his second was a well-taken half-volley in stoppage time. Unfortunately, Giovinco ruined his good workby getting sent off a minute from time for a second yellow card.
Rodrigo Palacio (Genoa)
Set up a goal and scored another in Genoa's 2-1 away victory against Lazio. Playing as a second striker helped the South American display his quick instincts, where he was first to finish off Cristobal Jorquera's cross, before playing a beautiful one-two to set Juraj Kucka with an easy finish past Federico Marchetti.
Edinson Cavani (Napoli)
Anybody who scores a hat-trick will probably end up in the Team of the Week. And if you score one against the defending champions, you get extra credit. So take a bow, Cavani. The Uruguayan striker showed sharp predatory instincts to pounce on the loose ball in the penalty area for two of his goals while his other was a first touch of class to finish off Walter Gargano's cross first-time.