Continuing my weekly article inspired by Gazzetta dello Sport, here are the performances of all Italian soccer players operating in foreign European leagues.
It’s been a while since the last update, but the Winter break had most local championships on hold anyway. Except the EPL, they play tirelessly all year long apparently.
Based on Gazzetta’s info, there are currently 26 Italians playing in first divisions abroad, and 14 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||@Newcastle|
|Luca Toni||Bayern M.||NEXT ROUND|
|Fabio Cannavaro||Real Madrid||Zaragoza|
|Christian Abbiati||Atl. Madrid||@Deportivo|
|Morgan De Sanctis||Sevilla||Betis|
|Fabio Grosso||Lyon||@Créteil (CUP)|
|Flavio Roma||Monaco||@Brest (CUP)|
|Graziano Pellè||AZ Alkmaar||Heracles|
|Stefano Razzetti||St. Gallen||SEASON OVER|
|Andrea Guatelli||FC Zürich||SEASON OVER|
|Stefano Napoleoni||Widzew Łódź||NEXT ROUND|
|Joseph Oshadogan||Widzew Łódź||NEXT ROUND|
|Cristiano Lucarelli||Shakhtar D.||NEXT ROUND|
|Ivan Pelizzoli||Lok. Moscow||SEASON OVER|
Heroes of the week
This week no goalscorers, sad. No big protagonists either, even more sad.
Giuseppe Rossi‘s back to full fitness after his 3-month long injury, but his scoring efficiency still has to return to good levels. He can’t help prevent Villareal’s severe 3-0 loss to Espanyol this week. Meanwhile Rolando Bianchi is back warming City’s bench, and gets only 2 minutes of play against Newcastle. Can’t really blame Eriksson, his team keeps winning…
To be noted that Marco Storari‘s loan to Levante was terminated by Cagliari, so the Italian goalkeeper is on his way back to Sardinia. Also note the appearance of Alessandro Pistone (ex-Inter, Newcastle and Everton player) who recently signed with Belgian club Mons, after a succesful trial in early December. He’ll be joining up with defender Roberto Mirri, already at the club since 2004.
Oh and if you want more anecdotes on the Mons club, they also feature Wilfried Dalmat, Stephane‘s brother (yeah, the one that played for Inter Milan and now plays at Bordeaux). It’s a small world ain’t it…
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