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 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.
|Carlo Cudicini||Chelsea||@Man City|
|Luca Toni||Bayern M.||Bochum|
|Fabio Cannavaro||Real Madrid||@Mallorca|
|Christian Abbiati||Atl. Madrid||Almeria|
|Morgan De Sanctis||Sevilla||Villareal|
|Graziano Pellè||AZ Alkmaar||@VVV Venlo|
|Roberto Mirri||Mons||@Cercle Brüg.|
|Alessandro Pistone||Mons||@Cercle Brüg.|
|Stefano Razzetti||St. Gallen||@Xamax|
|Andrea Guatelli||FC Zürich||@Sion|
|Stefano Napoleoni||Widzew Łódź||J. Bialystok|
|Joseph Oshadogan||Widzew Łódź||J. Bialystok|
|Ivan Pelizzoli||Lok. Moscow||@Saturn|
Heroes of the week
So… Toni’s keeping quiet these days (he’s playing well, but not scoring), Rossi’s Villareal lost to Sevilla (so no goals for him), and our usual segment protagonists are absent. This week, to find our ‘Hero of the Week’ we have to travel to Poland, where a certain Mr. Napoleoni has finally been making a name for himself.
Indeed, “Napo-gol” is on fire! Widzew Łódź hosted Jagiellonia Bialystok this week, for a 14th vs. 10th-ranked showdown (yeah, needless to point out that Widzew Łódź isn’t doing too well in the Orange Ekstraklasa this season). Regardless of his team’s ranking however, Stefano Napoleoni grabbed the match by the reins and scored a vital double last week-end, hopefully enough to keep his team off the relegation zone. Things are looking up for Napoleoni, who has now earned a starting role in the team and become the supporters’ idol..
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