Europa League

Europa League Top Five, Matchday Four: Munir and Dabbur devastate Dudelange

And Boadu develops into a top talent for AZ

4:00pm on Friday 8th November 2019
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Munir El Haddadi
S (C) - Sevilla FC - 24 yrs
90'
10
Nov 7, 2019

Sevilla have made this competition their own in the last few years and this campaign has started impressively too, as they dismantled Dudelange thanks to their mesmeric front two. Both scored perfect 10s and former Barcelona man Munir was ruthless, scoring a hat-trick from his four shots on target, as well as creating a further two big chances for team-mates which weren't converted.

Munas Dabbur
ST (C) - Sevilla FC - 27 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
10
Nov 7, 2019

Sevilla won 5-2 on the night but it could have been even more, and it will have been satisfying for Dabbur to play so well and kick-start his career in Andalucia. He not only provided Sevilla's other two goals, along with Munir, but also laid on two of his goals as this double act were the total undoing of the Luxembourg team on this night, even in difficult conditions.

Giedrius Arlauskis
GK - CFR Cluj - 31 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
10
Nov 7, 2019

Cluj have been punching above their weight this season in the Europa League and they have their goalkeeper to thank to clinching the three points against Rennes. Arlauskis made an astonishing 11 saves to keep the French side at bay and all but qualify the Romanians for the knockout stage of the competition.

Granero
M, AM (C) - Espanyol - 32 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
10
Nov 7, 2019

Ludogorets may have had two players red carded in the first half but Espanyol still gave the Bulgarians a comprehensive beating, with Esteban Granero putting up some unbelievable numbers. As well assisting the first two goals before the visitors lost their second man, his 108 completed passes from 115 attempts - 94% - is an absolutely colossal total. An unbelievable 73 of those were into the final third, too.

Myron Boadu
S (C) - AZ - 18 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
9.3
Nov 7, 2019

With Boadu's call-up to the Dutch national team proper, it's time to believe the hype around one of the best natural finishers in the Eredivisie taking his performances onto the European stage. Astana simply had no answer to his two fantastic finishes and well-judged assist. AZ are a superb side but it's unlikely Boadu will playing here much longer.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Oussama Idrissi (9) and Dani De Wit (8.8), Boadu's colleagues at AZ, were equally important in their thumping 5-0 over Astana.

ROUND TO FORGET

Astana keeper Evgeny Postnikov (4.2) won't want to see his AZ team any time soon, after another heavy defeat to the Dutch side.

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