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 22 Italians playing in first divisions abroad, and 13 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.
|Carlo Cudicini||Chelsea||@Wigan (Cup)|
|Luca Toni||Bayern M.||NEXT ROUND|
|Fabio Cannavaro||Real Madrid||Villareal|
|Giuseppe Rossi||Villareal||@Real Madrid|
|Christian Abbiati||Atl. Madrid||@Mallorca|
|Gianluca Zambrotta||Barcelona||@Ath. Bilbao|
|Morgan De Sanctis||Sevilla||Osasuna|
|Fabio Grosso||Lyon||@St. Etienne|
|Flavio Roma||Monaco||@Le Mans|
|Graziano Pellè||AZ Alkmaar||@Willem II|
|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 only one goalscorer, do I even need to introduce him? Week in week out he keeps doing something positive…
After the goal vs. Deportivo two weeks ago, the assist for Nihat against Valencia last week, Giuseppe Rossi went on the scoreboard yet again in the super-match vs. Real Madrid, and what a goal that was! A powerful left-footed shot from the edge of the box that left no chance to recent “uefa.com Best keeper of 2007″ winner Iker Casillas. Such a nice goal in fact that I can’t resist showing it to you here. Nevertheless, Rossi’s Italian duel with Fabio Cannavaro turned to the advantage of the latter, because despite the goal by the New Jersey native the Merengues went on to win the match 3-2.
Note that after a lot hopes & dreams in the EPL (followed by a lot of bench time), Rolando Bianchi has left Manchester City and returned to Serie A (Lazio). Perhaps the Biancocelesti will have more faith in the 24-year old striker than Sven-Goran Eriksson did these past few months (then again, Bianchi’s adventure in the Roman capital didn’t start off too well, because the now ex-Citizen got sent off for a double yellow, just 5 minutes into his first Lazio match vs. Torino this week-end).
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