Celtic missed an opportunity to move one step closer to Scottish rivals Rangers in the table on Wednesday night, but Cameron Carter-Vickers was flawless for the visitors at St. Mirren.
Carter-Vickers continued his stellar loan spell in Glasgow with another Man of the Match performance in a scoreless draw at The SMISA Stadium. The Tottenham loanee completed 96% of his passes in the draw, while also winning all four of his aerial battles and four of his six individual duels overall. Carter-Vickers helped limit St. Mirren to only two shots on goal in the match and only 17% possession, continuing to show why he has been one of the top arrivals in the Premiership this season.
Celtic has one final match this calendar year against St. Johnstone on Boxing Day before entering a two-week rescheduled winter break due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Scotland
Weston McKennie came off the bench and delivered a strong 45 minutes in Juventus’ 2-0 win over Cagliari. McKennie won the most duels in the match (10) and also completed all five of his dribbles, which was also a match-high. The U.S. men’s national team midfielder helped Juventus claim a fifth victory out of the past six matches, moving to fifth place in the Serie A standings on 34 points.
Tanner Tessmann did not have a great afternoon for Venezia in a 3-1 loss to Lazio, being sent off in second-half stoppage time. Tessmann received a red card for a lounging challenge on Lazio substitute Luis Alberto, forcing referee Fabio Maresca to eject the USMNT midfielder from the match. Venezia’s three match unbeaten run came to an end with the defeat.
Christian Pulisic came off the bench to help Chelsea book its spot in the Carabao Cup semifinals. Pulisic played 45 minutes off of the bench as the Blues defeated London rivals Brentford 2-0 away from home, setting up a semifinal showdown with Tottenham in January. Pulisic failed to register a shot on target, but was lively as Chelsea scored a pair of late goals to spoil the party at the Community Stadium.
Here is a closer look at this week’s Americans Abroad:
Lynden Gooch started and played 78 minutes in Sunderland’s 5-1 loss to Arsenal on Tuesday.
Christian Pulisic came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Brentford on Wednesday.
Sergino Dest did not dress (Injury) in Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Sevilla on Tuesday.
Matt Miazga is OUT with COVID-19.
Weston McKennie came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Juventus’ 2-0 win over Cagliari on Tuesday.
Gianluca Busio came off the bench and played 35 minutes in Venezia’s 3-1 loss to Lazio on Wednesday.
Tanner Tessmann came off the bench and played 23 minutes for Venezia. Tessmann was sent off after a red card challenge in the 90th minute.
Bryan Reynolds did not dress in AS Roma’s 1-1 draw with Sampdoria on Wednesday.
Jack DeVries did not dress for Venezia.
Konrad De La Fuente came off the bench and played 23 minutes in Marseille’s 1-1 draw with Stade Reims on Wednesday.
Nicholas Gioacchini came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Montpellier’s 4-1 win over Angers on Wednesday.
Erik Palmer-Brown dressed but did not play in Troyes’ 1-1 draw with Brest on Wednesday.
Tim Weah is OUT (Injury) for Lille.
Luca De La Torre started and played 90 minutes in Heracles’ 1-1 draw with Cambuur on Wednesday.
Richie Ledezma came off the bench and played one minute in PSV’s 2-0 win over Go Ahead Eagles on Thursday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Celtic’s 0-0 draw with St. Mirren on Wednesday.
Christian Ramirez started and played 90 minutes in Aberdeen’s 1-0 loss to Hibernian on Wednesday.
Alex Mendez started and played 78 minutes in FC Vizela’s 1-0 win over Braga on Thursday.
Owen Otasowie and Club Brugge host OH Leuven on Thursday.
Haji Wright came off the bench and played one minute in Antalyaspor’s 1-1 draw with Kasimpasa on Tuesday.
DeAndre Yedlin dressed but did not play in Galatasaray’s 2-0 loss to Adana Demirspor on Tuesday.
Tyler Boyd did not dress in Rizespor’s 1-1 draw with Sivasspor on Wednesday.