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 26 Italians playing in first divisions abroad, and 19 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||@Tottenham|
|Massimo Donati||Celtic||St. Mirren|
|Luca Toni||Bayern M.||Duisburg|
|Fabio Cannavaro||Real Madrid||@Ath. Bilbao|
|Christian Abbiati||Atl. Madrid||Getafe|
|Morgan De Sanctis||Sevilla||Murcia|
|Graziano Pellè||AZ Alkmaar||Utrecht|
|Stefano Razzetti||St. Gallen||Aarau|
|Andrea Guatelli||FC Zürich||@Grasshoppers|
|Stefano Napoleoni||Widzew Łódź||@Belchatov|
|Joseph Oshadogan||Widzew Łódź||@Belchatov|
|Cristiano Lucarelli||Shakhtar D.||NEXT ROUND|
|Ivan Pelizzoli||Lok. Moscow||SEASON OVER|
Heroes of the week
This week two goalscorers, one lucky and one not so much.
Let’s start with the lucky one. After a long spell on and off the bench, Enzo Maresca finally played his first game as starter and repaid the coach’s trust with a goal. A penalty kick goal, but a goal nonetheless which ended up being the game-winning-goal for Sevilla’s 3-1 victory to Murcia.
Meanwhile in the English Premier League, Rolando Bianchi wasn’t so lucky. In Man City’s away to Tottenham this week-end, the Italian striker came on in the 58th and immediately got on the scoreboard 3 minutes later. However unfortunately for Sven-Goran Eriksson’s team, Tottenham scored 8 minutes from the end to clinch the game.
A honorable mention should also go to Christian Abbiati, who has now become a regular starter at Atletico Madrid due to the injury to Leo Franco, and has made a few splendid saves in the week-end match to preserve Atletico’s win over Getafe.
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