Tuesday, October 28, 2014

European Team of the Week: Glorious Gonzalo

Only last week, Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain was linked with a move to Premier League clubsLiverpool and Arsenal.
The Napoli star responded to the speculation in quite incredible fashion - with a superb hat-trick in the win over Verona.
Higuain had five shots, got them all on target, and scored with three of them. One in four of his touches in Verona's box found the back of the net - exactly the kind of poacher that Arsenal and Liverpool are begging for.
Despite all this, the former Real Madrid forward was not the highest-rated player in Europe's major leagues last weekend - no, that was Carlos Eduardo of Nice, who scored an incredible five goals as his side destroyed Guingamp 7-2. The on-loan Porto playmaker received a full-house of 100% from Opta.
Only one Premier League player makes the XI - Arsenal's Calum Chambers - while, despite being a Clasico weekend, there is no-one from La Liga, although no-on particularly stood out in Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Barcelona.
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The XI players listed in Opta's European Team of the Week (27/10/14)
The XI players listed in Opta's European Team of the Week (27/10/14)

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Opta's European Team of the Week (27/10/2014)
Opta's European Team of the Week (27/10/2014)

Source: eurosport.com