Continuing my weekly article inspired by Gazzetta dello Sport, here are the performances of all Italian players operating in foreign European leagues.
Based on Gazzetta’s info, there are currently 24 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||Sunderland|
|Luca Toni||Bayern M.||Eintracht Fra.|
|Fabio Cannavaro||Real Madrid||@Sevilla|
|Giuseppe Rossi||Villareal||@Atl. Madrid|
|Christian Abbiati||Atl. Madrid||Villareal|
|Enzo Maresca||Sevilla||Real Madrid|
|Morgan De Sanctis||Sevilla||Real Madrid|
|Stefano Sorrentino||Recreativo||@Ath. Bilbao|
|Graziano Pellè||AZ Alkmaar||NEC Nijmegen|
|Roberto Mirri||Mons||Cercle Brügge|
|Stefano Razzetti||St. Gallen||@Neu. Xamax|
|Andrea Guatelli||FC Zürich||Sion|
|Cristiano Lucarelli||Shakhtar D.||Met. Donetsk|
|Ivan Pelizzoli||Lok. Moscow||Krylya Sovet.|
Heroes of the week
This week the best performances come from La Liga in Spain (since Luca Toni is experiencing a goal drought, off the scoreboard for 3 consecutive games now).
Levante certainly isn’t doing very well in the Spanish league, last in the Liga rankings with 4 points in 11 games. This week though, the Valencian club had its short moment of glory as they beat Almeria (another struggling club) by 3 goals, all courtesy of ex-Fiorentina player Christian Riganò.
Meanwhile Giuseppe Rossi is still leading the ‘Pichichi’ charts, thanks to another goal against Atletico Madrid this week-end. The Italian striker is now tied for 1st spot with Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero, and Luis Fabiano, but may very well see his ranking plummet over the next month because of a nasty knee injury sustained during the match. Rossi is expected back within 6 weeks.
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