Coutinho, Ribery, Mahrez Shine, Make European Team Of The Week
There were some great games to savour over the weekend and Izuchukwu Okosi has picked out eleven impressive stars across Europe that caught the eye in a 3-4-3 formation.
GOAL Jordi Masip
Matip kept a clean sheet as his club Real Valladolid defeated Espanyol 2-0 away. Solid performance.
DEFENCE Ricardo Perreira
The Leicester City right back opened the floodgate of goals in the Foxes’ 5-0 win over Newcastle United.
Barcelona’s left back Junior Firpo was solid in defence as the Blaugrana defeated Granada 2-0 on Saturday.
Firpo scored one of the goals, made two defensive tackles, one interception and six clearances in the match.
Senegal international Salif Sane was also another defender who added a goal to his impressive defensive job over the weekend, scoring once as Schalke defeated RB Leipzig 3-1 away.
Sane made four interceptions, five clearances and blocked one goal bound shot.
MIDFIELD Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
Lazio defeated Genoa 4-0 and it was the Milinkovic-Savic show as he was named the Man of the Match in the rout.
The midfielder scored one and provided an assist in the match.
Stefano Sensi who is on loan from Sassuolo had another great game for Inter Milan this time in their 3-1 away win over Sampdoria.
Sensi scored a goal and assisted another for the Nerazurri.
Alejandro Gomez made the Footytool’s Team of the Week as he grabbed a brace in Atalanta’s 4-1 win over Sassuolo.
Brazil international Phillipe Coutinho has found a new lease of life and is getting the maximum attention his huge talent deserved.
Coutinho scored from the penalty spot in Bayern Munich’s 3-2 away win against Paderborn on Saturday.
The goal was his second of the season in the Bundesliga.
ATTACK Frank Ribery
Former France international Frank Ribery scored Fiorentina’s last goal in their 3-1 away win over stuttering AC Milan at the San Siro.
The ageless wing wizard had 53 touches of the ball, and made one key pass which led to their penalty goal.
The former Bayern Munich star was given a standing ovation not just by his own fans but even from AC Milan supporters in the 88th minute.
The Algerian superstar scored a brilliant freekick as Manchester City defeated Everton 3-1 to continue putting pressure on league leaders Liverpool.
The all round performance of the ex Leicester City man was enough to win him the Man of the Match award.
Completing our three man attack is another Algerian international, Islam Slimani who recorded three assists and then scored from the penalty spot as struggling AS Monaco thrashed Brest 4-1 to rise to 12th in the Ligue 1 table.
By Izuchukwu Okosi