Danish club Odense booked its first spot into the DBU Pokalen Final in 15 years on Thursday, with American forward Emmanuel Sabbi contributing greatly in a second leg semifinal victory.
Sabbi started and played 84 minutes, scoring his third goal of the season across all competitions in a 3-0 win over Sonderjyske. The 24-year-old continued a busy first-half for Odense, scoring in the 22nd minute and extending the hosts aggregate lead to 4-0 at the time. Odense would add a third goal of the match just before halftime, truly closing the door on Sonderjyske’s chances of a comeback. Sabbi has helped Odense win six of its last eight matches across all competitions and will now prepare to help the top-flight side bring home the DBU Pokalen trophy on May 26 against Midtjylland.
In South America, Alan Sonora scored his second goal of the Copa Sudamericana tournament to help Independiente win 4-0 on the road in Paraguay over General Caballero JLM.
In Europa League action, James Sands and Timmy Chandler both witnessed their respective clubs book spots in the tournament final after advancing in Thursday’s semfinal action. Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig were eliminated in Glasgow, losing 3-1 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate.
Here is a closer look at this week’s Americans Abroad:
Zack Steffen dressed but did not play in Manchester City’s 3-1 loss to Real Madrid on Wednesday. Manchester City lost 6-5 on aggregate.
Tyler Adams dressed but did not play in RB Leipzig’s 3-1 loss to Rangers on Thursday. Rangers win 3-2 on aggregate.
James Sands dressed but did not play for Rangers.
Timmy Chandler dressed but did not play in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 1-0 win over West Ham United on Thursday. Eintracht Frankfurt wins 3-1 on aggregate.
Konrad De La Fuente is OUT FOR SEASON (Injury) for Marseille.
Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Nottingham Forest’s 1-0 loss to Bournemouth on Tuesday.
Gianluca Busio came off the bench and played 27 minutes in Venezia’s 2-1 loss to Salernitana on Thursday.
Tanner Tessmann dressed but did not play for Venezia.
Taylor Booth did not dress in Bayern Munich II’s 8-1 win over 1860 Rosenheim on Wednesday.
Emmanuel Sabbi started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 84 minutes in Odense’s 3-0 win over Sonderjyske on Thursday. Odense won 5-1 on aggregate.
Henry Wingo did not dress in Ferencvaros’ 5-3 win over Zalaegerszeg on Wednesday.
Joel Sonora started and played 87 minutes in Velez Sarsfield’s 1-1 draw with Red Bull Bragantino on Thursday.
Johnny Cardoso dressed but did not play in Internacional’s 1-1 draw with Guairena on Thursday.
Alan Sonora started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Independiente’s 4-0 win over General Caballero JLM on Tuesday.