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European Team of the Week: Amazing Aquilani

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Alberto Aquilani's star turn for Fiorentina means he is our European player of the weekend.

Despite Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain and Chievo's Alberto Paloschi both hitting hat-tricks, Aquilani's double and overall dominance of the midfield in the 5-3 win at Verona means he tops our list, thanks to Opta's statistics.

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Former Liverpool midfielder Aquilani completed an incredible 95% of his passes in the eight-goal thriller, pulling the strings as La Viola stayed ahead of Internazionale in the race for fourth.

Here is the full XI below, followed by Opta's statistical breakdown of the selection.

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All stats from Opta

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