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 12 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.
|Luca Toni||Bayern M.||@Nürnberg|
|Fabio Cannavaro||Real Madrid||Sevilla|
|Giuseppe Rossi||Villareal||Atl. Madrid|
|Christian Abbiati||Atl. Madrid||@Sevilla|
|Enzo Maresca||Sevilla||@Real Madrid|
|Morgan De Sanctis||Sevilla||@Real Madrid|
|Stefano Sorrentino||Recreativo||Ath. Bilbao|
|Graziano Pellè||AZ Alkmaar||Vitesse|
|Stefano Razzetti||St. Gallen||Grasshoppers|
|Andrea Guatelli||FC Zürich||Xamax|
|Stefano Napoleoni||Widzew Łódź||@Cracovia|
|Joseph Oshadogan||Widzew Łódź||@Cracovia|
|Ivan Pelizzoli||Lok. Moscow||Krylya Sovetov|
Heroes of the week
Once again this week, not many protagonists. Mr. Toni kept quiet in Germany, all the while Bayern couldn’t do better than a draw vs. Nürnberg, so the spotlight shifted to Spain, where a certain Mr. Rossi has been doing pretty good lately. Again…
When not a scorer, he turns provider. Giuseppe Rossi is flying high in La Liga sky this week, as Villareal run over Cristian Abbiati’s Atletico Madrid. 3-0 the final score at Estadio El Madrigal, with Giuseppe Rossi actively involved in all 3 goals and providing the assist for two of them (Cazorla’s opener and Nihat’s 2-0 tally). Currently still maturing in the U21 Azzurrini, one has to wonder if Rossi could turn out to be Donadoni’s wild card come Summer, in a surprise Euro 2008 last-minute call-up to the senior team.
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