After last weeks round of matches all over Europe have showed their mettle in the course of the past week, we pick our team of the week.
Kayode Olufemi (Lobi Stars): The ‘Ortom Boys’ goalkeeper was a domineering presence in between the sticks for his club in their 2-1 CAF Champions League opening group game versus Mamelodi Sundowns, including pulling off a point-blank save to keep out Ricardo Nascimento’s header from a corner.
Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes): The Nigeria international held his own in the centre of defence for Mauricio Pellegrino’s team in their narrow 1-0 win over Huesca in the Spanish topflight.
Tiago Ilori (Reading): Ilori started and completed his side’s 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest at the Madjeski Stadium, their first Championship win since November, 2018.
Ali Koiki (Swindon Town): The 19-year-old left back made a pleasing senior debut for Town in the League Two, helping them to a 2-2 draw with Lincoln City. The Burnley loanee can kick on from there.
Phillip Billing (Huddersfield): With a game-high rating of 8:26 by Whoscored, Billing was undoubtedly the best player on parade at the Cardiff City Stadium in their goalless draw with Cardiff in a Premier League game.
Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City): Ndidi distinguished himself with his usual tenacity and finesse for Leicester City despite their 2-1 home loss to Southampton, scoring his side’s only goal of the game.
Mikel Agu (Vitoriá de Setubal): In the Portuguese topflight game against Rio Ave, Agu made three tackles, won one of two aerial duels, fired two shots and had a pass success rate of 76 to help his team to a 1-1 draw.
Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) : The former PSV wonderkid netted his first goal of the season as Scunthorpe United claimed an impressive 2-1 road win against Walsall.
Ademola Lookman (Everton): The dazzling Tofees youngster showed his talents in their 2-0 win over Bournemouth at the Goodison park, reaping rewards of his hard work with a stoppage time assist for the game-sealing goal.
Moses Simon (Levante): Though he could not come off the bench for the ‘Granotas’ in the game versus Atletico Madrid yesterday, Moses started and went the distance as they beat Barcelona in a Copa Del Ray game at the Ciutat de València.
Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux): In a Coupe de la Ligue game versus Le Havre, the Super Eagles winger wowed the 7600 spectators and lit up the Stade Matmut-Atlantique with a wonder goal in a 1-0 victory. Brilliant.