Welcome to our round-up for the Gameweek ending 22 June 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 suffered a 2-0 defeat in their return to action in England. The promotion hunters left Wales with 0 points in a match they dominated against Cardiff City.
Newell’s Old Boys fanatics Lionel Messi and Éver Banega were reunited as Barcelona and Sevilla played out a goalless draw in La Liga. Banega was introduced as a substitute for Sevilla after 46 minutes while Messi played the whole game for Barca.
Ezequiel Ponce picked up where he left off before the lockdown by scoring in Spartak Moscow’s 3-2 away win at Arsenal Tulu. Spartak sit in 6th place in the Russian Premier League.
🔥 First goal for Spartak by Aleksandr Sobolev, stunner by Ezequiel Ponce, tough game ending: it is all about #ArsenalSpartak. Watch it in highlights 👇🏻#RPL #ThanksToDoctors #WeAreTogether pic.twitter.com/ckmK0EgiJ5— Russian Premier Liga (@premierliga_en) June 20, 2020
Martín Tonso and Daniel Mancini both started and played the entire game for Aris Thessaloniki in their 2-2 draw against AEK Athens. Mancini was yellow carded. The teams meet again in the Greek Cup this week.
Joaquín Torres was introduced as a substitute afterr 87 minutes but couldn’t prevent 9-man Volos FC losing 3-1 to AE Larisa.
Adrián Lucero came on in injury-time for Panetolikos in their 1-1 draw with Xanthi. The ex-Newell’s man has now appeared in all 3 games since football returned in Greece – his first games since December 2019.
Nehuén Paz was an unused sub in Lecce’s 1-4 home defeat to AC Milan.
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