Monday, November 24, 2008

El Tri in Europe recap Nov. 22-23

Several of the European-based players rested this weekend after El Tri’s midweek match against Honduras.

La Liga

Omar Bravo (Deportivo La Coruña): Did not play in the 3-1 result versus Athletic Bilbao.

Andrés Guardado (Deportivo La Coruña): Played the entire match and scored late in the victory over the Basque outfit.

Rafael Márquez (Barcelona): Did not play in the 1-1 tie against Getafe.

Guillermo Luis Franco (Villarreal): Played the entire 90 minutes in the loss to Valladolid.

English Premiership

Carlos Vela (Arsenal): Entered in the 70th minute for Abou Diaby. Like the rest of the squad, he was a nonfactor in the 3-0 loss at the City of Manchester Stadium. His one shot in the 82nd minute was high and wide to the left.

German Bundesliga

Aarón Galindo (Eintracht Frankfurt): Did not play in the 4-0 shutout victory over Hannover 96.

Pavel Pardo (VfB Stuttgart): Did not play in the 4-1 loss at VfL Wolfsburg.

Ricardo Osorio (VfB Stuttgart): Did not play at Wolfsburg.

Dutch Eredivisie

Héctor Moreno (AZ): Moreno played the entire match as AZ vaulted back atop the Eredivisie table with a 2-0 over Ajax.

Carlos Salcido (PSV Eindhoven): Started but was subbed off in the 67th minute of the club’s 4-0 win over SC Heracles Almelo.

Francisco Javier Rodríguez (PSV Eindhoven): Played the entire match. He opened up the scoring with a goal from 25 yards out.

--Sean Grybos

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