Brazilian side Internacional continues to chase a spot in either the Copa Libertadores or Copa Sudamericana for next season with Johnny Cardoso continuing to shine for the club.
Cardoso played 90 minutes on Wednesday night as Internacional tied Fluminense 0-0 on home soil. The U.S. men’s national team midfielder led all players with 10 duels won (10/15) while also making five recoveries and drawing two fouls. Cardoso has previously been linked with a move to La Liga side Real Betis but for now is continuing to play at a high level for Internacional.
He has two goals and two assists in 18 Serie A appearances this season and still has five additional opportunities in front of him. Cardoso and his Internacional teammates would have to win at least four of their final five matches to have a chance at the Copa Libertadores, but still sit in the Copa Sudamericana places for the time being.
In UEFA Champions League play, Christian Pulisic left AC Milan’s victory over PSG with a hamstring issue. Yunus Musah also started in the Rossoneri’s win. Sergino Dest went the distance as PSV defeated Ligue 1 side Lens.
In Europa Conference League action, Dante Polvara helped Aberdeen earn a 2-2 draw in Greece. Paxten Aaronson came off the bench to help Eintracht Frankfurt close out a 1-0 result in Finland.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:
UEFA Champions League
Christian Pulisic started and played 90 minutes in AC Milan’s 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.
Yunus Musah started and played 84 minutes for AC Milan.
Gio Reyna dressed but did not play in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-0 win over Newcastle United on Tuesday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Celtic’s 6-0 loss to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.
Sergino Dest started and played 90 minutes in PSV’s 1-0 win over Lens on Wednesday.
Malik Tillman came off the bench and played 24 minutes for PSV.
Ricardo Pepi came off the bench and played one minute for PSV.
Brenden Aaronson came off the bench and played 11 minutes in Union Berlin’s 1-1 draw with Napoli on Wednesday.
Sam Vines did not dress in Royal Antwerp’s 2-0 loss to FC Porto on Tuesday.
UEFA Europa League
George Bello started and played 74 minutes in LASK’s 3-0 win over Union St. Gilloise on Thursday.
Christian Cappis did not dress in Molde’s 3-1 win over Hacken on Thursday.
Erik Palmer-Brown is OUT (Injury) for Panathinaikos.
UEFA Europa Conference League
Paxten Aaronson came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 1-0 win over HJK Helsinki on Thursday.
Timmy Chandler did not dress for Eintracht Frankfurt.
Dante Polvara came off the bench and played 29 minutes in Aberdeen’s 2-2 draw with PAOK Thessaloniki FC on Thursday.
Djordje Mihailovic did not dress in AZ Alkmaar’s 2-1 loss to Aston Villa on Thursday.
Mark McKenzie dressed but did not play in Genk’s 1-1 draw with Ferencvaros on Thursday.
Henry Wingo did not dress for Ferencvaros.
Kristoffer Lund started and played 90 minutes in Palermo’s 1-0 win over Brescia on Wednesday.
Andrija Novakovich started and played 90 minutes in Lecco’s 0-0 draw with Spezia on Wednesday.
Rokas Pukstas started and played 90 minutes in Hajduk Split’s 1-0 win over Osijek on Wednesday.
Johnny Cardoso started and played 90 minutes in Internacional’s 0-0 draw with Fluminense on Wednesday.