Monday October 24th, 2016

Top three goals of the week

Kevin-Prince Boateng (Las Palmas): This is more like a goal of the season contender, with a flowing move culminating with a back-heel volley assist before a scissor-kick strike. Shame that Las Palmas went on to lose 2-1 to Villarreal.

Eder (Inter Milan): A long-range drive from the midfielder gave Inter hope at Atalanta, but Frank de Boer’s struggling side still lost 2-1.

Manuel Locatelli (AC Milan): The teenager has now scored two goals, both of which were sensational. This cracker was the winner against Juventus, whose goalkeeper Gigi Buffon won his first Italy cap before Locatelli was born! 

Top three players of the week

Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City): Two marvelous individual goals in the win over Hull lifted Stoke out of the danger zone and should now kick-start its campaign.

Nabil Bentaleb (Schalke): The Algerian was signed as a defensive midfielder, but his brace against Mainz took Schalke out of the relegation places.

Samir Nasri (Sevilla): No one doubted Nasri’s talent, but Jorge Sampaoli has given the French midfielder the freedom to express himself–and dominate matches. It could help Sevilla mount a title challenge. 

 

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