HEROES & VILLAINS
At 20, the Serb became the youngest player to score five goals in a Bundesliga game as Eintracht Frankfurt thrashed Fortuna Dusseldorf 7-1.
Leeds United’s new Argentinian manager donated $2.5million to former club Newell’s Old Boys to help build a new training facility.
“They are the club that formed me,” he says. “I received more than what I gave to them. I’m paying a debt to them, not giving them a gift.
“The infrastructures of the institution help the team to prepare well. Two things are important for a team: the quality of the players and the quality of the preparation they receive.”
The Portuguese striker scored seven times in his first seven La Liga games for Sevilla. Only Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with Barcelona in 2009, has achieved the same feat.
All profits from the Manchester City captain’s testimonial next year will go to the city’s homeless. “I’ve received much from Manchester,” says the 32-year-old Belgian defender who joined the club in 2008.
ALEXANDER KOKORIN & PAVEL MAMAEV
Zenit striker Kokorin and Krasnodar midfielder Mamaev face criminal prosecution after hitting a government official with a chair in a Moscow cafe. Security cameras caught them attacking the man as he ate breakfast.
According to Russian newspaper Gazeta, the pair were behaving rowdily and were reported to be drunk and under the influence of drugs.
The former Arsenal and Liberia striker, who is now coach of top-flight side Nimba United in his homeland, was suspended for six months for insulting officials when he was sent off during a league match against LPRC Oilers.
Wreh was angered by the dismissal of two of his players, Michael Fahnbulleh and Darlington Farley, who were given one-year bans for their actions during the game.
PSV’s 19-yearold defender was suspended indefinitely by the Dutch FA after he spat at Germany captain Salih Ozcan while playing for Holland under-20s. “That’s the worst thing you can do to an opponent,” read an official statement.
Managing director of the company that represents Gareth Bale, Kieran Trippier, Luke Shaw and Jordan Pickford, he was suspended for three months and fined £50,000 after trying to enter into a contract with a player under the age of 16.
Gesture...Vincent Kompany will help the homeless
Accused...Krasnodar midfielder Pavel Mamaev
Worst...Jordan Teze (left)