Lepers Abroad: week ending 16 February

Mauro Icardi was back on the scoresheet for PSG

Welcome to our round-up for the week ending 16 February 2020.

Lepers Abroad refers to the performances of ex-Newell’s players and coaches, along with well-known fans of Newell’s Old Boys, who now ply their trade outside of Argentina.


ENGLAND

Marcelo Bielsa led Leeds United to their first win of February, beating Bristol City 1-0 at Elland Road in The Championship. Leeds are second in the league, four points behind leaders West Bromwich Albion.


FRANCE

Mauro Icardi claimed his 11th goal of the season in Paris St Germain’s 4-4 draw with Amiens in Ligue 1.

Cristian Battocchio played 90 minutes in Stade Brestois’ 3-2 win over St Etienne.


ITALY

Cristian Ansaldi appeared off the bench and played for 15 minutes in Torino’s 1-3 loss to Sampdoria in Serie A.

Nehuén Paz was also a substitute who was introduced late with little time left to make an impact. He played just 11 minutes in Lecce’s 2-1 win over SPAL in Serie A.

Enzo Barrenechea made his first appearance in Italian football since signing for Juventus from Sion in Switzerland. He came on as a substitute in Juventus u19s 1-1 draw with Inter u19s.

Enzo Barrenechea (Juventus)

SPAIN

Lionel Messi provided an assist to Antoine Griezmann for Barcelona’s first goal in their 2-1 win over Getafe in La Liga.


Éver Banega played for 65 minutes before being substituted in Sevilla’s 2-2 draw with Espanyol.


NETHERLANDS

Lisandro Martínez played for 90 minutes at centre-back in Ajax’s 3-0 home win over RKC Waalwijk.


GREECE

Joaquín Torres came off the bench after 46 minutes in NFC Volos’ 0-1 home defeat to Asteras Tripolis.

Daniel Mancini was also on the end of a 0-1 home defeat as his Aris side were beaten by AEK Athens. He appeared off the bench and played for 11 minutes.


MALTA

Federico Falcone scored one of Birkirkara’s four goals in their 1-4 away victory against second-place Valletta.


UNITED STATES

Milton Valenzuela completed his first 90 minutes for months after recovering from a devastating ACL injury. He helped Columbus Crew to a 1-0 pre-season win over Phoenix Rising in the USL.


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