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European Team of the Week: Di Natale bows out with a hat-trick

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The final continental XI of the season from Opta has a very deserving and popular leading man.

Antonio Di Natale, veteran Italian striker, hangs up his boots now that the 2013/14 season is over - and he couldn't have written a better ending to his illustrious career.

The Udinese forward hit a hat-trick in his final game to make the European 'dream team' on his final weekend of eligibility in a strike force containing another hat-trick hero: Toulouse's Wissam Ben Yedder.

There's an all-French back-line and a relatively-unknown goalkeeping selection on the strictly-stats based top team of the week, while Napoli and PSG each managed to get two players into the XI.

For more info on the team and how they made the cut according to the Opta boffins, see below...

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