With Europe’s top leagues all back into full swing, the weekend provided plenty of thrilling moments, electric goals and standout performances from across the world of soccer. Here are SBI’s picks for the weekend’s best (as voted by SBI’s editorial staff):
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ANGEL DI MARIA (Paris St. Germain). The Argentine midfielder helped propel PSG to a 5-1 drubbing of Angers. Di Maria scored two goals and set up a third.
Honorable Mention– Enner Valencia, Paulo Dybala, Robert Lewandowski
TEAM OF THE WEEK
BORUSSIA DORTMUND. The second best team in Germany kicked off its second half of the season in style, going on the road and handing a 3-1 drubbing to Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Honorable Mention– Athletic Bilbao, Leicester City, Paris St. Germain, Pachuca
MATCH OF THE WEEK
NORWICH CITY 4, LIVERPOOL 5. The nine-goal thriller produced a stunning finish as two late goals swung emotions in very different directions.
Honorable Mention – Juventus 1 -0 Roma , Borussia Dortmund 3 – 1 Borussia Monchengladbach, Eintracht Fankfurt 3 – 1 Wolfsburg
GOAL OF THE WEEK
DELE ALLI (Tottenham). The Tottenham youngster’s magnificent three-touch volley proved to be an exclamation point of a game-winner in a defeat of Crystal Palace.
Honorable Mention – Artiz Aduriz, Tonny Vilhena, Angel Di Maria, Konstantinos Mitroglou
What did you think of this weekend’s action? Agree with SBI’s picks? If not, who did you see as this weekend’s best?
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