Who else could it be really?
The great Andrea Pirlo has rolled back the years to prove that he can still operate at the highest level he ever has in his career.
The Juventus magician has dictated the majority of his games with his splendid range of passing and calming influence in possession. Pirlo put on a trademark performance against England, completely outclassing his opponents and dissecting the defence with angles that only he can see.
Who could argue should he be able to successfully complete this late charge for the Ballon d'Or and steal it from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. After all Pirlo has enjoyed a magnificent season at Juventus to further enhance this growing bid.
One final match awaits Pirlo which could cement his legacy as one of the greatest midfielders in European football history. A career that has been crammed with multiple triumphs to date, one more victory in Kiev on Sunday would be sweet for a multitude of reasons.
It was only 12 months ago that Milan felt he was not worthy of an extended contract, allowing the 33-year-old to move on a free-transfer to Juventus, a move that Adriano Galliani surely regrets more and more each day.
To be able to hurt the Rossoneri by leading the Bianconeri to a scudetto, before starring as the protagonist in an Italy side that been labelled the most entertaining team at Euro 2012.
One more game awaits the Azzurri and victory against Spain on Sunday is quite possible on the basis of their current form, but this Juventus core will have to maintain their excellent performances to dethrone La Furia Roja.
Jack Alexandros Rathborn is a football analyst for Football Radar, covering Italy's Serie A. You can follow him on Twitter; @jackrathborn and @FRcalcioJack.