Juventus booked its place into the Coppa Italia quarterfinals with Weston McKennie delivering a top performance for the Old Lady.
McKennie logged 90 minutes and assisted on Juventus’ opening goal in a 2-1 Coppa Italia Round of 16 win over Monza. The U.S. men’s national team midfielder has enjoyed a positive run of form since the FIFA World Cup and that trend continued with McKennie getting his name on the stat sheet. McKennie’s stellar cross in the eighth minute was powered home by Moise Kean to give Massimiliano Allegri’s squad a 1-0 advantage. Despite a 24th minute equalizer for Monza, Juventus snatched a late win with Federico Chiesa delivering the winning goal with 12 minutes to play.
McKennie finished the match with three duels won, three clearances, two interceptions, and an 80% passing completion rate. Up next for McKennie and Juventus is a top-six showdown with Atalanta on Sunday.
In England, Auston Trusty and Birmingham City advanced in the FA Cup after defeating Forest Green Rovers. Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson both featured in Leeds United’s FA Cup replay win over Cardiff City.
In Spain, Yunus Musah logged 67 minutes in Valencia’s 4-0 Copa Del Rey victory over Sporting Gijon.
Elsewhere in Belgium, Mark McKenzie helped Genk defeat Westerlo 3-2 in league action.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:
Auston Trusty started and played 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 2-1 win over Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday.
Ethan Horvath started, made ONE SAVE, and played 90 minutes in Luton Town’s 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic on Tuesday.
Tyler Adams started and played 45 minutes in Leeds United’s 5-2 win over Cardiff City on Wednesday.
Brenden Aaronson came off the bench and played 45 minutes for Leeds United.
Daryl Dike did not dress in West Bromwich Albion’s 4-0 win over Chesterfield on Tuesday.
Copa Del Rey
Yunus Musah started and played 67 minutes in Valencia’s 4-0 win over Sporting Gijon on Wednesday.
Sergino Dest came off the bench and played 11 minutes in AC Milan’s 3-0 loss to Inter Milan on Wednesday.
Weston McKennie started, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Juventus 2-1 win over Monza on Thursday.
Malik Tillman came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Rangers 3-2 win over Kilmarnock on Wednesday.
James Sands came off the bench and played seven minutes for Rangers.
Cameron Carter-Vickers did not dress (Knock) in Celtic’s 4-0 win over St Mirren on Wednesday.
Dante Polvara dressed but did not play in Aberdeen’s 5-0 loss to Hearts on Wednesday.
Ian Harkes and Dundee United’s scheduled match with Livingston was postponed on Wednesday.
First Division A
Mark McKenzie started and played 90 minutes in Genk’s 3-2 win over Westerlo on Tuesday.
Marlon Fossey started and played 90 minutes in Standard Liege’s 2-0 win over Mechelen on Tuesday.
Sam Vines is OUT (Injury) for Royal Antwerp.