HEROES & VIL­LAINS

World Soccer - - From The Editor -

LUKA JOVIC

At 20, the Serb be­came the youngest player to score five goals in a Bun­desliga game as Ein­tra­cht Frank­furt thrashed For­tuna Dus­sel­dorf 7-1.

MARCELO BIELSA

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.”

AN­DRE SILVA

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.

VIN­CENT KOM­PANY

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.

CHRISTO­PHER WREH

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.

JOR­DAN TEZE

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.

DAVID MANASSEH

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)

Five...Luka Jovic

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