Gianluca Busio jumped back into Venezia’s starting lineup on Saturday and helped the promotion side claim an important point against one of Serie A’s top clubs.
Busio played 90 minutes for Paolo Zanetti’s side in a 1-1 draw with Juventus at the Stadio Pierluigi Penzo. The U.S. men’s national team midfielder was all over the field for Venezia, winning the most tackles (3), completing 82% of his passes, and winning eight of his three individual duels in the match. The 19-year-old has been in-and-out of the starting lineup over recent weeks, but did not disappoint as Venezia moved six points clear of the bottom three in Italy’s top flight. Venezia next hosts Ternana in Coppa Italia play before also facing off with Sampdoria and Lazio ahead of the winter break.
Chris Richards delivered his first Bundesliga goal on Saturday as Hoffenheim edged rivals Freiburg 2-1 away from home. Richards’ header in the 94th minute helped Hoffenheim jump into the top-four in the Bundesliga table, as the USMNT defender continued to start for the club. Richards has been a key part of the club’s recent four-match winning streak and will hope to remain the starting lineup for the final matches of 2021.
Brenden Aaronson assisted once on Saturday as Red Bull Salzburg rolled past WSG Tirol 5-0 in Austrian Bundesliga play. Aaronson set up Karim Adeyemi for the fourth goal of the match, eventually playing the full 90 minutes in Matthias Jaissle’s midfield. Aaronson created the most chances in the match (7) and also won four of his nine individual battles, helping Salzburg move 14 points clear in the race for the league title.
Cameron Carter-Vickers continued to shine with Scottish Premiership side Celtic, helping the hosts edge Motherwell 1-0 in Glasgow. Carter-Vickers won 13 of his 17 duels in defense while also making three interceptions and winning 11 of his 13 aerial battles. The Tottenham loanee has been one of the top players for Ange Postecoglou’s squad this season and will have his first chance at silverware next weekend against Hibernian in the League Cup Final at Hampden Park.
Here’s a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad action:
Josh Sargent started and played 90 minutes in Norwich City’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United on Saturday.
Christian Pulisic dressed but did not play in Chelsea’s 3-2 win over Leeds United on Saturday.
Zack Steffen dressed but did not play in Manchester City’s 1-0 win over Wolves on Saturday.
Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 1-1 draw with Luton Town on Saturday.
Duane Holmes started and played 90 minutes in Huddersfield’s 1-1 draw with Coventry City on Saturday.
Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Nottingham Forest’s 4-1 win over Swansea City on Saturday.
Antonee Robinson dressed but did not play for Fulham.
Matthew Olosunde did not dress in Preston North End’s 2-1 win over Barnsley on Saturday.
Lynden Gooch started and played 45 minutes in Sunderland’s 2-1 win over Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.
Chris Richards started, scored A GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Hoffenheim’s 2-1 win over Freiburg on Saturday.
Joe Scally started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s 4-1 loss to on Saturday.
Timothy Tillman started and played 86 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 1-0 win over Union Berlin on Sunday.
Tyler Adams came off the bench and played 19 minutes for RB Leipzig.
Timmy Chandler dressed but did not play in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 5-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.
Julian Green dressed but did not play for Greuther Furth.
John Brooks dressed but did not play in Wolfsburg’s 2-0 loss to Pellegrino Matarazzo and Stuttgart on Saturday.
Gio Reyna is back in training for Borussia Dortmund.
Terrence Boyd started and played 90 minutes in Hallescher’s 2-1 loss to Wehen Wiesbaden on Monday.
Johan Gomez came off the bench and played 45 minutes in FC Zwickau’s 2-2 draw with Wurzburger Kickers on Sunday.
Bryang Kayo dressed but did not play in Viktoria Berlin’s 3-0 loss to Meppen on Sunday.
Yunus Musah came off the bench and played one minute in Valencia’s 2-1 win over Elche on Saturday.
Sergino Dest dressed but did not play in Barcelona’s 2-2 draw with Osasuna on Sunday.
Matthew Hoppe did not dress in Mallorca’s 0-0 draw with Celta Vigo on Friday.
Matt Miazga is OUT (COVID-19) for Alaves.
Shaq Moore, Samuel Shashoua both started and played 71 minutes in Tenerife’s 1-1 draw with Lugo on Saturday.
Gianluca Busio started and played 90 minutes in Venezia’s 1-1 draw with Juventus on Saturday.
Tanner Tessmann came off the bench and played 26 minutes for Venezia.
Weston McKennie did not dress for Juventus.
Bryan Reynolds did not dress in AS Roma’s 2-0 win over Spezia on Monday.
Andrija Novakovich came off the bench and played 46 minutes in Frosinone’s 3-2 loss to Monza on Saturday.
Nicholas Gioacchini came off the bench, registered AN ASSIST, and played 13 minutes in Montpellier’s 4-0 win over Brest on Saturday.
Tim Weah did not dress (Injury) in Lille’s 0-0 draw with Lyon on Sunday.
Konrad De La Fuente did not dress in Marseille’s 2-0 win over Strasbourg on Sunday.
Erik Palmer-Brown did not dress in Troyes’ 2-1 loss to Bordeaux on Sunday.
Reggie Cannon came off the bench and played 26 minutes in Boavista’s 2-0 loss to Sporting Lisbon on Saturday.
Alex Mendez came off the bench and played one minute in Vizela’s 4-1 win over Arouca on Monday.
Luca De La Torre started and played 90 minutes in Heracles’ 2-1 loss to Vitesse Arnhem on Sunday.
Richie Ledezma dressed but did not play in PSV’s 2-1 win over Nijmegen on Sunday.
DeAndre Yedlin started and played 90 minutes in Galatasaray’s 1-0 loss to Sivasspor on Monday.
Tyler Boyd started and played 71 minutes in Rizespor’s 3-1 win over Goztepe on Saturday.
Haji Wright came off the bench and played one minute in Antalyaspor’s 2-1 win over Trabzonspor on Saturday.
Brenden Aaronson started, registered AN ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Red Bull Salzburg’s 5-0 win over WSG Tirol on Saturday.
Ulysses Llanez and SKN St. Polten are off until February.
Mark McKenzie started and played 90 minutes in Genk’s 1-0 loss to Gent on Sunday.
Sam Vines started and played 90 minutes in Royal Antwerp’s 3-2 loss to Standard Liege on Sunday.
Chris Durkin dressed but did not play in Sint-Truiden’s 2-1 loss to Cercle Brugge on Saturday.
Owen Otasowie and Club Brugge host Zulte Waregem on Sunday.
SWISS SUPER LEAGUE
Jordan Pefok started and played 90 minutes in Young Boys’ 4-3 win over Sion on Sunday.
Emmanuel Sabbi started, scored A GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Odense’s 2-1 second leg loss to Randers on Sunday. Odense advanced by 3-2 aggregate.
Christian Cappis started and played 45 minutes in Brondby’s 2-1 second leg win over Midtjylland on Sunday. Brondby was eliminated by 3-2 aggregate.
The Superliagen is off until February for winter break.
Christian Ramirez started and played 90 minutes in Aberdeen’s 1-0 win over St. Johnstone on Saturday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Celtic’s 1-0 win over Motherwell on Sunday.
Ian Harkes started and played 90 minutes in Dundee United’s 1-0 loss to Livingston on Saturday.
The Allsvenskan season has ended.
The Oboes-Liagen season has ended.
The Liga MX season has ended.
Alan Sonora started and played 90 minutes in Independiente’s 2-1 win over Talleres on Sunday.
Joel Sonora came off the bench and played 11 minutes in Banfield’s 0-0 draw with Arsenal Sarandi on Monday.
Johnny Cardoso and Internacional are off this weekend.