Continuing my weekly article inspired by Gazzetta dello Sport, here are the performances of all Italian soccer players operating in foreign European leagues.
Based on Gazzetta’s info, there are currently 23 Italians playing in first divisions abroad, and 15 of them stepped on the field this week-end.
The table below includes the team the player belongs to, their opponents for the week, the number of minutes they played, their contribution (goal, assist), and the final score of the game.
|Rolando Bianchi||Man City||West Ham|
|Luca Toni||Bayern M.||NEXT ROUND|
|Fabio Cannavaro||Real Madrid||@Atl. Madrid|
|Christian Abbiati||Atl. Madrid||Real Madrid|
|Morgan De Sanctis||Sevilla||@Getafe|
|Graziano Pellè||AZ Alkmaar||@Heerenveen|
|Roberto Mirri||Mons||Club Brugge|
|Alessandro Pistone||Mons||Club Brugge|
|Stefano Razzetti||St. Gallen||SEASON OVER|
|Andrea Guatelli||FC Zürich||SEASON OVER|
|Stefano Napoleoni||Widzew Łódź||NEXT ROUND|
|Joseph Oshadogan||Widzew Łódź||NEXT ROUND|
|Ivan Pelizzoli||Lok. Moscow||SEASON OVER|
Heroes of the week
This week no goalscorers, but one assistman. Once again (would you have guessed?) from Spain.
Giuseppe Rossi continues to shine after his return from injury. After the goal vs. Deportivo last week, the young New Jersey native was the author of another good performance vs. Valencia this week, and provided the assist for Nihat’s 3-0 goal in the second half (as well as a few other key passes throughout the match). Valencia’s Emiliano Moretti couldn’t do much to prevent the final 3-goal difference Villareal victory.
A small note about Levante’s Italians, since that seems to make the headlines week after week this month. Indeed, a veritable exodus is taking place from the Spanish club (comprehensibly so, since they are dead last in La Liga rankings): after Marco Storari and Bruno Cirillo, striker Christian Riganò also left the club (on loan however) and returned to Italy to Serie A club Siena.
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