Here's how Tri players fared in the Old World this past weekend.
Omar Bravo (Deportivo La Coruña): Atlético Madrid scored four times as the club defeated Deportivo 4-1. Bravo was on the bench as an unused substitute.
Andrés Guardado (Deportivo La Coruña): Guardado played all 90 minutes in Depor’s loss in Madrid. He came close to scoring in the 41st and 89th minutes and ended the match with three shots.
Rafael Márquez (Barcelona): The defender played the entire match and was pivotal to the club’s 2-0 victory over Recreativo Huelva. Márquez won a free kick early in the second half shortly before Barca’s first goal.
Guillermo Luis Franco (Villarreal): The forward entered in the 76th minute in Villarreal’s 2-2 tie versus Málaga. He won a free kick late in the match from just outside the box, but Marcos Senna, one of Spain’s heroes from Euro 2008, was unable to convert as his shot went left.
Carlos Vela (Arsenal): After his brilliant Carling Cup performances, there was media speculation regarding if Vela would be in the starting eleven against Aston Villa. Vela did not start but entered in the 68th minute for forward Nicklas Bendtner. Other than a crafty flick to Emmanuel Adebayor in the 77th, Vela had minimal chances to create for himself or his teammates.
Nery Castillo (Manchester City on loan from Shaktar Donetsk): Did not play.
Giovani dos Santos (Tottenham Hotspur): Injured expected to be out for the next month.
Aarón Galindo (Eintracht Frankfurt): Paced by Neven Subotic’s brace, Borussia Dortmund cruised to a 4-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt. Galindo played the entire match for Frankfurt.
Pavel Pardo (VfB Stuttgart): Pardo played all 90 minutes of the match versus Arminia Bielefeld. The contest ended tied. His shot in the 84th minute was saved by Arminia’s Dennis Eilhoff keeping the scored tied at 0-0.
Ricardo Osorio (VfB Stuttgart): Along with Mexican teammate, Osorio played the entire match. He was fouled four times and he won back-to-back free kicks in Stuttgart’s attacking half in the 43rd and 44th minutes.
Héctor Moreno (AZ): Moreno played the entire match in AZ’s 1-1 tie with Vitesse Arnhem.
Carlos Salcido (PSV Eindhoven): Salcido played all 90 minutes and received a yellow card in the 60th minute as PSV fell 4-1 to rival Ajax.
Francisco Javier Rodríguez (PSV Eindhoven): Maza made his third start of the campaign as PSV fell to Ajax 4-1. He played the entire match.
-- Sean Grybos