Video evidence: Performances of the Week

Another seven days have passed and it’s time again to flag up the best performances seen over the last week of world football.

Thursday (19.3): We start off in South Africa where Anthony Laffor, a promising strong 24-year-old Liberian striker, scored three goals and provided an assist in Supersport United’s 4-1 away win at Mamelodi Sundowns, to cement Supersport’s position at the top of the table.

On the same night Paolo Guerrero caught the eyes of many scouts in the tight UEFA Cup game between Galatasaray and Hamburg, scoring a great brace for the German side.

From the Copa Libertadores, Estudiantes’ leading man Mauro Bosseli enhanced his burgeoning reputation by claiming a hat-trick in the continent’s premier club competition. Boselli is a 23-year-old target striker who is having a great year so far with 14 goals, who would surely be a good signing for many a European club.

Friday (20.3): 22-year-old Romanian-born Claudiu Keseru is doing wonders for Tours FC of Ligue 2. Keseru is on loan from Nantes, and ever since arriving at Tours he just can’t stop scoring, with six goals in five matches. On Friday Keseru scored a brace for Tours in their 2-nil win against Clermont Foot.

From the MLS it looks like the new team, the Seattle Sounders, have found themselves a star. Fredy Montero, a 21-year-old Colombian striker, scored a great brace and provided an assist in Seattle’s inaugural match in the league.

Saturday (21.3): Another hot Colombian is Jaime Ruiz of KVC Westerlo. Ruiz bagged his 11th goal for the team, scoring a brace in Westerlo’s win over Dender.

In Chile, veteran David Ramirez of Union Espanola scored his first goals of the season. The Argentinean born attacking midfielder laying claim to a brace for the league leaders against Colo Colo.

Another veteran on the list is Australian Scott Chipperfield (pictured) who had an amazing game for FC Basel with a hat-trick and an assist. This is Chipperfield’s 8th season for Basel and, at 33, it may turn out to be his best yet with 11 goals and 3 assists.

Sunday (22.3): The outstanding performance of the week can surely go to this next 20-year-old attacking midfielder. Matias De Federico of Huracan BA did not score any goals during the game, but he was a crucial component of the win. De Federico provided two great assists for Huracan’s 3-nil victory over current league leaders Lanus. Take a look at the third goal where he was not awarded the assist, but dribbled the ball all the way from the halfway line, just missing the goal, providing an easy goal for 19-year-old Javier Pastore who also had a great game scoring two thanks to De Federico.

Ermin Zec, the 20-year-old wonder boy of the Croatian team NK Sibenik, scored a hat-trick against Inter Zapresic. This is Zec’s 13th goal this season, giving him the 3rd position in the league’s top-scorers list.

Romanian Florin Costea had a great game against CFR Cluj, scoring a brace for his team Universitatea Craiova. This was an important game for Craiova, who are currently sixth in the league, fighting for a high finish and cutting down the gap between themselves and Cluj in fifth.

Monday (23.3): One of the best goal-scorers this column has ever seen is 24-year-old Oleksandr Aliev of Dynamo Kyiv. This is Aliev’s second appearance on this list and by the looks of things not his last. Aliev scored two great goals and provided an assist in the Kyiv derby against Arsenal. These strikes mark Aliev’s 14th goal and 8th assist for the Ukrainian side this season.

Highlights of all the performers of the week can be seen here.

(IMScouting)