And so another Serie A season draws to a close. 2012-13 has been one of the liveliest league campaigns on the peninsula for some time, with plenty of high-flying drama and under-performing despair from Italian football's main protagonists.
So what of a Serie A best XI? Picking one is no easy task. There are shining examples of the craft at most teams, and as is always the way with a list like this, whoever's left out is bound to cause more discussion than those who make the final cut.
Having lead Juventus to another Scudetto in resounding fashion and acquitted himself honourably in the Champions League, it's only fair that Antonio Conte be named as the coach for these Serie A all-stars. But how many of his Bianconeri outfit deserve to feature? Read on to find out.
NB: For the sake of fashion, we're going with a rough 3-5-2 here, to reflect the league's growing trend of three-man back lines. Some players on the list might not always feature in the position they've been selected in. It's a dream team; compromises must be made ...