Monday, December 8, 2008

El Tri in Europe recap Dec. 6-7

La Liga

Omar Bravo (Deportivo La Coruña): As noted in last Friday’s preview, Bravo was due. The forward entered at the beginning of the second half and provided the Galicians with their second goal after being taken down in the penalty area. He converted the penalty kick in the 69th minute.

Andrés Guardado (Deportivo La Coruña): Started but subbed in the 58th minute of the 2-0 victory.

Rafael Márquez (Barcelona): The defender played the entire match as the Catalans cruised to a 4-0 victory over Valencia.

Guillermo Luis Franco (Villarreal): Did not dress as Villarreal’s match against Getafe ended 3-3. Now that Turkish international Nihat Kahveci has returned Franco’s days look numbered at the Spanish club.

English Premiership

Carlos Vela (Arsenal): Vela was an unused substitute in the 1-0 win over Wigan Athletic.

Nery Castillo (Manchester City on loan from Shaktar Donetsk): Did not dress as City took a point at Fulham.

Giovani dos Santos (Tottenham Hotspur): Injured (ankle).

German Bundesliga

Aarón Galindo (Eintracht Frankfurt): Did not dress in Frankfurt’s 4-0 victory over VfL Bochum.

Pavel Pardo (VfB Stuttgart): Did not dress for the 3-0 victory at Energie Cottbus.

Ricardo Osorio (VfB Stuttgart): Played the entire match as Stuttgart took three away points at Energie Cottbus.

Dutch Eredivisie

Héctor Moreno (AZ): Started and played all 90 minutes as AZ dispatched of SC Heracles Almelo by a score of 2-0.

Carlos Salcido (PSV Eindhoven): Played the entire match as PSV defeated Groningen.

Francisco Javier Rodríguez (PSV Eindhoven): Unused substitute in the 4-2 victory over FC Groningen.

-- Sean Grybos

1 comment:

Chris said...

Guille Franco has been injured lately hence why he didn't even make the bench last game but Pellegrini loves the Rossi/Nihat/Franco combo and with Altidore he's not really ready to contribute, I don't see Villarreal letting go of Franco until the summer at the very least.

Pardo was also carrying an injury.