A hat trick in Germany, another in Italy, another clean sheet for Lille and Roma’s 100% record is halted at the hands of Cerci’s Torino. My European team of the week is as follows:
Ten Clean sheets so far this season, shut out Radamel Falcao and co; Vincent Enyeama for the third week running is the stand out Goalie in Europe; at Right back is Wolfsburg Patrick Ochs, never thought the day will come when he would put in a string of performances that would catch the eye. Argentina big man; Marco Torsiglieri has led Almeria to two straight wins in La Liga on the back of solid defensive performances; at the heart of the defense is Dortmund’s Sokratis; a ready made replacement for wither Subotic or Hummels;he is joined Marko Basa of Lille with a commanding performance to shut out Monaco.
In the anchor, deep playmaker or defensive midfield roles are Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Lille’s captain Rio Mavuba with inspirational performances to lead their team’s to great victories.
My attacking Midfield trio has Lass Bangura of Rayo Vallecano; who was a torn in the flesh of Marcelo and Contreao in Real Madrid’s left back position; in the middle of the trio is Domenico Berardi, Sassuolo’s hat trick hero, little wonder if Juventus may be considering taking him back after his loan spell. If ever Roma’s 100% record was to come to an end, it had to fall at the hand of a former youth prodigy; Alessio Cerci was all over the place to ensure Torino got a point to halt Roma’s excellent start to the season.
Up Front, on his own and always able to take care of himself is Robert Lewandoski; need I say more after a thrilling hat trick? Arsenal be warned; enough said.
Manager of the week is Rene Girard; Lille Manager has succeeded in building a team capable of vying for and potentially winning the Ligue 1 title just like he did at Montpellier with the money bags of Paris and Monaco lurking around.