Lepers Abroad: Gameweek ending 28 September

Welcome to our round-up for the Gameweek ending 28 September 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’s Leeds United had Patrick Bamford to thank for a late header that gave them a 1-0 win in the Yorkshire Derby against Sheffield United. Leeds now have 6 points from 9 and sit in 6th position in the Premier League.


SPAIN

Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot for Barcelona in their 4-0 win over Villarreal as La Liga returned.

Lucas Boyé made his debut for Elche, coming on as a substitute after 87 minutes in their 0-3 home defeat to Real Sociedad.


FRANCE

Mauro Icardi was back in the goals again, scoring a brace in PSG’s 0-2 away win at Reims in Ligue 1.

Cristian Battocchio was a late sub for Brest in their 3-2 away defeat to Angers.


ITALY

Cristian Ansaldi was an unused substitute in Torino’s 2-4 home defeat to Atalanta.

Fernando Forestieri made his debut for Udinese, coming on as a substitute after 62 minutes as the Zebrette lost 1-0 away to Hellas Verona.

Nicolás Spolli was an unused substitute as newly promoted Crotone lost 0-2 at home to AC Milan.


NETHERLANDS

Lisandro Martínez was an unused substitute in Ajax’s 2-1 win over Vitesse.


RUSSIA

Ezequiel Ponce came on after 52 minutes as a substitute in Spartak’s 0-2 away win at Tambov.


GREECE

Daniel Mancini was a 65th minute substitute and was yellow carded in Aris Thessaloniki’s 2-2 draw with PAS Giannina.


CYPRUS

Adrian Lucero played for 71 minutes before being replaced in Enosis Neon Paralimniou’s 2-1 loss to Karmiotissa Polemidion. Fellow ex-Newell’s man Emanuel Dening was an unused sub. Enosis are bottom of the Cypriot First Division having lost all five opening games.


UNITED STATES

Maxi Urruti returned to action with Montreal Impact after a month out. He was a late sub in the Impact’s 3-1 defeat to New England Revolution on 23 September and on 27 September he played the full game in another defeat, this time going down 4-1 to the New York Red Bulls.

Franco Escobar was the man of the match in Atlanta United’s 1-0 win over FC Dallas on 24 September but a consistent run of form still eludes the side as they followed up that win with a 2-0 defeat to the Chicago Fire in which Escobar played the full game at centre back.

It was also one win and one defeat for Milton Valenzuela who played a full game in the 2-1 win for Columbus Crew against Minnesota United on 24 September. He was rested a few days later against Toronto, appearing as a second half substitute in a 3-1 defeat.


MEXICO

Nahuél Guzmán was the man of the match in the Clásico Regio as his team Tigres came out on top against rivals Monterrey, winning 0-2 away.

UNAM Pumas who are coached by ex-Newell’s youth player Andrés Lillini dropped to fourth in the Liga MX after an amazing run of form at the start of the season. This week, they were beaten 2-0 by Club León and then fought for a 1-1 draw against Club Necaxa.


ECUADOR

Braian Rivero was an unused substitute in Independiente del Valle’s shock 4-1 defeat against Atlético Junior in the Copa Libertadores while he was a late substitute in the league on 27 September, coming off the bench with just minutes to go in the 1-1 draw against Barcelona SC.

Victor Figueroa scored again for Aucas but it wasn’t enough to give his side three points as they lost 3-2 away to ten-man Olmedo.

Victor Figueroa’s goal for Aucas on 26 September

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