BeSoccer brings you the best eleven of each day of the big European leagues: Bundesliga, Serie A, Premier League, Ligue 1 and La Liga. A list of all the professionals who are performing at their best in Europe.
BeSoccer brings you a review of the eleven players who have excelled in this past matchday of European football. An exhaustive review of eleven players who make up a squad that, day after day, will change depending on the performance of the different teams in the five big European leagues: Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1, Premier League and Serie A.
Europe’s team of the week
Goalkeeper David Soria (Getafe); defenders Emerson Royal (Tottenham), Florian Lejeune (Rayo Vallecano) and Reinildo Mandava (Atletico de Madrid); midfielders Jorginho (Arsenal), Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Monchengladbach); and forwards Lionel Messi (Paris Saint Germain) and Antoine Griezmann (Atletico de Madrid), Ferran Torres (Barcelona), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) y Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) make up the best starting XI of the European top five leagues’ last matchday for their impact, performances, goals and assists.
– David Soria (ESP/Getafe): For what seems to be the millionth time, he was game-changing for Getafe, as he made several saves keeping the score at 0-0 before they went on to grab the stunning 1-0 win over fellow relegation rivals Valencia. It was their first win in 2023, and it got them out of the relegation zone. In the ninth minute, his left hand prevented them from going 0-1 down, which was again called into action moments later. He also stopped Kluviert in the 47th minute.
– Emerson Royal (BRA/Tottenham): The link-up play between Tottenham’s two players on the wing made sure they got back to action in winning ways. Beaten by Milan in the Champions League, and beaten comfortably by Leicester 4-1 the week before in the Premier League, Conte’s side came back to life thanks to Emerson Royal’s strike against West Ham, who they eventually overcome 2-0. The full-back is reclaiming his territory from January signing Pedro Porro.
– Florian Lejeune (FRA/Rayo Vallecano): His fourth goal of the season saved a point for Rayo Vallecano against Sevilla (1-1) to make it four games unbeaten for Iraola’s side, who are losing sight of the Champions League as they are six points from fourth-placed Atletico Madrid, but they are still in the fight for Europe. In the 65th minute he headed in the equaliser from an Isi Palazon throw-in.
– Reinildo Mandava (MOZ/Atletico de Madrid): “Admiration, because it’s not easy to defend. You’ve got to have intuition, aggresivity, strength, confidence… And he does all that extraordinarily well”, Diego Simeone said on the full-back from Mozambique, who is a defensive specialist who was a rock against Athletic Bilbao. He didn’t score the winning goal, but he was equally responsible for the victory, with two timely cut-backs. He won 87% of his defensive battles, accoring to ‘BeSoccer Pro’s stadistics.
– Jorginho (ITA/Arsenal): Twice behind on the scoreboard against Aston Villa, Arsenal took back top spot in the Premier League with a 2-4 win, and the decisive 2-3 goal created by ex-Chelsea midfielder Jorginho, signed in January. A starter for the second game in a row in Mikel Arteta’s side, in the 93rd minute he hit a sweet right footed shot which hit the bar, followed by Emi Martinez’ back, before finding its way into the net.
– Jonas Hoffman (GER/Borussia Monchengladbach): Bayern Munich remained at the top of the Bundesliga with the same points as Borussia Dortmund and Union Berlin despite their defeat against Gladbach. Hoffman was one of the key players in the match as he scored one of his team’s three goals and assisted another.
– Lionel Messi (ARG/Paris Saint-Germain): PSG moved five points clear at the top of Ligue 1 after avoiding another slip-up against Lille. The French side won 4-3 thanks to a decisive 94th-minute goal from the Argentine star. Paris Saint-Germain will face Marseille in their next match in French competition.
– Antoine Griezmann (FRA/Atletico Madrid): He is the undisputed leader of the team despite rumours of his departure last summer. Griezmann made the difference in the match against Athletic as he scored the winning goal in the 73rd minute. His performances earned his team three more points in La Liga.
– Ferran Torres (ESP/Barcelona): The 22-year-old had one of his best games against Cadiz. The Spanish side won 2-0 thanks to the performances of Ferran Torres. However, his coach has often not counted on him. “I fell into a bottomless well, I did not know how to get out,” Torres said. Xavi’s team are at the top of La Liga, eight points behind Real Madrid, who are in second place.
– Marcus Rashford (ENG/Manchester United): The England striker has scored 24 goals in 36 games for United. The Red Devils have lost just one match in their last 17 in all competitions. Rashford scored a brace in the match against Leicester. Ten Hag’s side will have to face Barcelona in the Europa League to fight for qualification at Old Trafford.
– Vinicius Junior (BRA/Real Madrid): His performances helped Real Madrid win against Osasuna. However, he lacked efficiency on a few occasions but provided an assist for Valverde’s 78th minute goal. However, has been abused regularly in Spain this season with La Liga taking six cases of “racist insults or chants” to public prosecutors. But Ancelotti said he should be cherished by football fans around the world rather than targeted by racist abuse.