Welcome to our round-up for the Gameweek ending 2 November 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.
Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United were beaten 1-4 at home by an impressive Leicester City side in wet conditions at Elland Road. Before the game, his former player Mauricio Pochettino reflected on his time playing for Bielsa in the Sky Sports Studios.
Lionel Messi was SofaScore’s man-of-the-match in Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Alavés. The 33-year-old received a yellow card for dissent during the game, in which he played the full 90 minutes.
Lucas Boyé played for Elche for the first time in a month, starting up front in their 3-1 away defeat to Real Betis. The ex-Newell’s man was substituted after 74 minutes after failing to make an impact.
Cristian Battocchio came on as a very late substitute in injury time of Stade Brest’s 2-1 away defeat to Rennes.
Cristian Ansaldi was an unused substitute in Torino’s dramatic 3-4 home loss to Lazio.
Fernando Forestieri scored his first goal for Udinese in their 3-1 win over Vicenza in the Coppa Italia on 28 October. In the league on 1 November, he came on as a substitute after 82 minutes in the Bianconeri’s 1-2 home defeat to a Zlatan-inspired Milan.
Nehuén Paz was an unused substitute in Bologna’s 3-2 win over Cagliari.
Enzo Barrenechea started for Juventus u19s in their 4-2 defeat to Roma u19s but was replaced after 67 minutes.
Lisandro Martínez was an unused substitute as Ajax drew 2-2 with Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League. In the Eredivisie on 31 October, he played a full 90 minutes at left back in Ajax’s 5-2 win over Fortuna Sittard.
Ezequiel Ponce was substituted after 66 minutes in Spartak’s disappointing 0-1 home defeat to 10-man FC Rostov.
Daniel Mancini received a yellow card before being substituted after 61 minutes in his side Aris Thessaloniki’s 1-0 win over Asteras Tripolis.
Adrian Lucero started in Enosis Neon Paralimniou’s second 0-0 draw in a row. His fellow ex-Newell’s colleague Emanuel Dening came on a substitute for Enosis after 71 minutes in the stalemate against Doxa Katokopias.
Éver Banega scored the winner from the penalty spot deep into injury time in Al-Shabab’s 2-1 win over Al-Nassr.
Cristian Lema returned for Damac after missing their last game due to a suspension which he received after being red carded on his debut. He was yellow carded on his return but stayed on the pitch this time as Damac went down 2-0 away to Al-Hilal.
Maxi Urruti was replaced after 46 minutes in Montreal Impact’s 0-1 home defeat to Nashville SC in the MLS.
Franco Escobar had a good game at centre-back as Atlanta United returned to form, beating Cincinnati 2-0.
Milton Valenzuela was yellow carded and substituted after 86 minutes but it was a happy day for his team Columbus Crew who overcame Philadelphia Union 2-1.
Nahuél Guzmán reached 300 games for Tigres in Mexico but it was an unhappy occasion for the former Newell’s keeper with his side going down 3-1 to Club América in the Liga MX.
Luis Leal came on as a 72nd minute substitute in Tijuana’s 0-2 home defeat to Pachuca. La Pantera is still to get off the mark in Mexico for the Xolos.
Andres Lillini’s Pumas drew their 4th game out of 5 but stayed in third position in the Liga MX. On Sunday, they played out a 2-2 draw with CD Guadalajara.
Victor Figueroa didn’t score or assist (surprisingly!) but did play for 90 minutes in Aucas’ 1-1 draw with Emelec. The Aucas goal was scored by ex-Newell’s man Lisandro Alzugaray.
Francisco Fydriszewski scored a neat goal from outside the box in LDU Portoviejo’s 4-2 defeat to Delfín. That’s El Polaco’s 9th goal since moving to Ecuador on loan from Newell’s.
Braian Rivero came on after 77 minutes for Independiente del Valle in their 3-1 loss to Universidad Cátolica del Ecuador.