European Team of the Week | October 14-16

Union Berlin continue to outpace Bayern Munich and the rest of the Bundesliga as the unheralded club banked on key performances against Borussia Dortmund to highlight the latest European Team of the Week for October 14-16

GK: Frederik Rønnow (1. Fußballclub Union Berlin)

Danish shot-stopper Frederik Rønnow produced a very credible display in goal in Union Berlin’s 2-0 win against Borussia Dortmund that keeps the unheralded capital club at the top of the Bundesliga table as the German elite remains under threat.

RB: Robert Skov (Turn- und Sportgemeinschaft 1899 Hoffenheim)

Deployed as a right-wing-back on the road against FC Schalke 04 at the weekend, Robert Skov bagged a valuable brace from the spot for the Sinsheim-based outfit that got them back to winning ways after a three-match winless run and back into the top four.

CB: Danilo (Juventus Football Club)

Juventus center-back Danilo put in a top-class performance for the Old Lady of Italian Football and helped the club earn a very valuable 1-0 away win against rivals Torino FC while adding the assist to Dušan Vlahović's match-winner in the process.

CB: Yunis Abdelhamid (Stade de Reims)

Stade de Reims came out with a valuable point in a 0-0 draw on the road in Brittany against FC Lorient in a match that saw manager Will Still see two men sent off, but Moroccan center-back Yunis Abdelhamid was a rock in defense to help his side escape with something.

LB: Reinildo (Club Atlético de Madrid)

Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madrid fought tooth and nail to bag a 1-0 away win in Basque Country against Athletic Club, with left-back Reinildo putting in a defensive masterclass for his Argentine headmaster that kept the club sitting third after the weekend.

DM: William Carvalho (Real Betis Balompié)

A brace from Portuguese midfield destroyer William Carvalho earned Real Betis a 3-1 home win against Unión Deportiva Almería that keeps them at pace with the likes of Atlético Madrid and Real Sociedad in the race for best of the rest in La Liga.

CM: Janik Haberer (1. Fußballclub Union Berlin)

Twenty-eight-year-old midfielder Janik Haberer is a new arrival at Union Berlin as of this summer and has already equaled his best-ever goal tally in the Bundesliga this season (3), with a brace against Dortmund at the weekend keeping the capital side top of the table.

CM: Nicolò Barella (Football Club Internazionale Milano)

Italian international midfielder Nicolò Barella was at the center of it all for Simone Inzaghi’s troops at the weekend with a goal and an assist added to this CV in 2022-23 as Inter earned a 2-0 win over Salernitana to string back-to-back wins together.

RW: Silas Mvumpa (Verein für Bewegungsspiele Stuttgart)

Formerly known as Silas Wamangituka, Silas Katompa Mvumpa helped VfB Stuttgart to finally bag their first win of the season with a brace as well as an assist - while also hitting woodwork - as the club climbed out of the bottom three in a 4-1 trashing of hapless VfL Bochum.

LW: Martin Terrier (Stade Rennais Football Club)

Stade Rennais is one of the in-form sides in Ligue 1 of late with four wins and two draws in their last six fixtures and two goals from Martin Terrier helped the club outgun Olympique Lyonnais in a 3-2 home win that sees them remain in control of fifth spot in the table.

CF: Jonathan David (Lille Olympique Sporting Club)

Two goals from Canadian goalscoring hitman Jonathan David helped LOSC Lille to a 3-0 win away at RC Strasbourg to help the club to four wins from its last six Ligue 1 fixtures while drawing him level with Neymar at the top of the goal chart. In form for Qatar.

Andrew Thompson

US-based Football writer. German football guru with a wealth of experience in youth development and analysis. Data aficionado. Happily championing the notion that Americans have a knowledgeable voice in the beautiful game.

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