The UEFA Champions League may have stolen the spotlight during the week, but there were many incredible showings, jaw-dropping goals and wild but eye-catching games over the weekend. Here are SBI’s picks for The Weekend’s Best (as voted by SBI’s editorial staff):
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DIMITRI PAYET (West Ham United). Payet has been excelling all season for West Ham, but turned in one of his best performances of the season on Sunday in the FA Cup vs. Blackburn Rovers. The 28-year-old midfielder scored two goals, including a sensational free kick, and provided one assist to lead his side to a 5-1 win.
Honorable Mention– Thomas Muller, Zlatan Ibrahimovic
TEAM OF THE WEEK
AS ROMA. Coming off a disappointing home defeat to Real Madrid in the UCL, Roma bounced back in the best of ways. The club demolished Serie A side Palermo, 5-0, to maintain pace with Italy’s top teams this season.
Honorable Mention– Chelsea, Reading, Monterrey
MATCH OF THE WEEK
FIORENTINA 3, ATALANTA 2. It took 67 minutes to get started, but once Matías Fernández netted the game’s first goal, the fireworks started going off in a hurry. Fiorentina came out on top of the wild five-goal game, maintaining its spot among the best in Italy.
Honorable Mention – America 3 — 3 Cruz Azul, Bayern Munich 3 — 1 Darmstadt, Borussia Dortmund 1 — 0 Bayer Leverkusen, Queretaro 2 — 2 Tigres UANL
GOAL OF THE WEEK
THOMAS MULLER (BAYERN MUNICH). Thomas Muller performed a superb overhead kick after setting himself up with a touch off his chest in the box vs. Darmstadt 98 on Saturday.
Honorable Mention – Kenny Miller
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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