Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Week 24: team of the week - return of the Kun

Messi and Kun: http://gol.footblog.fr/

Messi was the man of the week, while two of those young talents who live in the star's shadow - Aguero and Benzema - ran him close. Elsewhere, Osasuna, Seville and Real dominated the XI and mystery man Pinillos of Racing Santander made an appearance, as this week's second most deadly defender.

Messi wins the week thanks to his late goal in Barca's 2-1 win over a resolute Atletico Bilbao. Hot on his heels was the heir apparent Sergio "Kun" Aguero, who also grabbed valuable Match Winning Goal bonus points as Atletico Madrid ended their four match losing streak with a 1-0 win at Zaragoza. Real Madrid and Osasuna both had 3 in the week winning 11: Benzema and Carvalho the unlikely goal heros, and Di Maria having a stormer to score 14.5 pts with shots, crosses and an assist as Real eased passed Levante at the Bernabeau.

Osasuna's trio capitalised as they crushed Espanyol 4-0 in the shock result of the weekend. All Osasuna's goals came directly or indirectly from crosses from the right wing. It may be worth keeping an eye on corner taker Masoud Shojaei who earnt a respectable 9 pts from his contributions from the wing this week.

szólj hozzá: Os4-0Es[matchhighlight.com]HL

Varas, who I was adamant would start last week, came in for the injured Palop this week and did the business as Seville got back to winning ways against Hercules through new signing Nekounam.

player, team, position, wk24 value, wk 24 pts

L. Messi.Barcelona.Forward.47.56 23.50
S. Agüero.Athl Madrid.Forward.23.77 22.50
K. Benzema.Real Mad.Forward.18.03. 20.00

I. Rakitic, Sevilla, Midfielder,7.41, 17.00
J. Nekounam, Osasuna, Midfielder, 10.31, 17.00
Di María, Real Mad, Midfielder, 14.61 14.50
F. Soriano, Osasuna, Midfielder, 7.75, 13.50

R. Carvalho, Real Mad, Defender, 8.49, 17.00
P. Pinillos, Racing, Defender, 8.73, 13.50
N. Monreal, Osasuna, Defender, 11.49, 12.00

J.Varas, Seville, Goalkeeper, 16.00

Forza Futbol Team of the Week

Pinillos: a chance to learn

Pablo Pinillos did the business for Racing Santander with a last gasp penalty as Kennedy Bakircioglu's side  snatched an invaluable 1-0 win at Getafe. The defender had a stormer with the cyphering a clean sheet, penalty, match winning goal and a couple of tackles to boot.

The odd thing is that the guy hardly seems to play. He's either had a few injuries or been out of favour. Scored minus two weeks in a row before this. He will need to be watched over the coming weeks if he is given PK responsibilities


  1. Hi J, interesting to see how close Forza Futbol's team of the week is with yours. Mine based on intuitive game viewing and yours based on stats. i was going to list Di Maria, but I hate his diving. LOL. Good stuff.

  2. Elisa, if you hate Di María's diving, then you probably never pick Ronaldo, right? Johnson, did you have any players from the Team of the Week or come close to picking any? I eagerly await your match previews for week 25. (Mine are up, and I always enjoy a little cross-comparison.)