After a long weekend of important games and significant results, Futbalgalore.com picks the best XI.
Austin Ejide [Hapoel Hadera]
If not for him Hapoel Hadera simply would have not come away with victory in the cup match at home to Sektzia Nes Tziona FC. In the first half he made several top class saves, with more of the same in the second. Dogged.
William Troost-Ekong [Udinese]
Ekong won everything in the air, totally dominating in the centre of defence despite heavy pressure from Frosinone at times. Determined.
Kenneth Omeruo [Leganes]
Led Leganes’ back line brilliantly and has formed the perfect partnership with Dimitris Siovas with his intelligence and movement. His anticipation and awareness also helped him in the game. Commanding.
Dennis Bonaventure [Club Brugge]
Dennis Bonaventure comes in following his scintillating show against Royal Antwerp. He scored two goal for his side. Prevailing.
Jamilu Collins [Paderborn]
Like trying to catch a greased eel with oiled gloves, Darmstadt just could not get a grip on Jamilu in the German Bundesliga 2 game. Significant.
Wilfred Ndidi [Leicester City]
The former Genk ace was sheer quality and impressed all over the pitch, His machine-gun shot was brilliantly saved by Kepa. Overwhelming.
Alex Iwobi [Arsenal]
Made the most of his opportunity when he climbed off the bench. He sealed Arsenal’s victory at injury time. Fabulous.
Henry Onyekuru [Galatasaray]
Caused a number of problems as he devastated Sivaspor’s right-sided players and was always looking for the ball. He netted a brace. Breath-taking.
Bright Silas [Enugu Rangers]
The former Plateau United winger was predatory for the Flying Antelopes with two goals against Union Sportive Madinet Bel Abbes.
Bolaji Sakin [Horoya]
The former Rivers United and Abia Warriors winger was absolutely brilliant scoring a brace and an assist against Al Nasr. Always in the right place at the right time for all two goals. Electrifying.
Sikiru Alimi [Lobi Stars]
Like a butcher’s dog that attends weekly yoga classes, the striker was just too fit for Gor Mahia and caused them problems all match. Scored the opener with a dynamic strike and produced the goods with a timely second. Pulsating.
Special mentions: James Igbekeme [Real Zaragoza], Anthony Nwakaeme [Trabzonspor], Samuel Kalu [Bordeaux], Victor Osimhen [Sporting Charleroi], Kingsley Michael [Perugia], Christian Irobiso [Farense].