↑ Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace and England) Man of the match performance in his team’s surprise 3-2 away win at Manchester City.
↑ Jordan Siebatcheu (Rennes and France) Two goals and an assist for the young forward in Rennes’ 4-0 win over Nimes in France’s Ligue 1. The 22 year old is also eligible to play for Cameroon or the US.
↓ Hakan Calhanoglu (Milan and Turkey) The midfielder’s poor form just one of the reasons Milan’s season features another crisis.
↓ Everton A 6-2 home loss to Tottenham highlights the disparity between some of the competition in the game and the hard work needed to reach new heights.
↑ Hakim Ziyech (Ajax and Morocco) The 25 years old midfielder, winger scores a hat trick in his side’s 8-0 crushing of De Graafschap as Ajax keep up with PSV in the Eredivisie
↑ Dyego Sousa (Braga and Brazil) The 29 years old striker scores a hat trick as Braga push on in the Portuguese Primeira Liga
↓ Diogo Dalot (Manchester United and Portugal) The right back struggles in the 3-1 loss at Liverpool
↑ Dominik Kohr (Bayer Leverkusen and Germany) Two goals and a great performance from the midfielder in his team’s 5-1 away win against AEK Larnaca in the 2018-2019 Europa League
↓ Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich and Germany) For a very high boot and a face kick on Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico in a 3-3 Champions League game, the German received a red card of course
↓ Milan Losing 3-1 to Olympiacos and getting eliminated on goal difference at the Europa League group stage, the first the team has exited Europe this early in more than a decade.
↑ Duvan Zapata (Atalanta and Colombia) On loan from Sampdoria the forward scores a hattrick away to Udinese, one of his former teams
↑ Steven Bergwijn (PSV and Holland) The young winger puts in a great performance in his team’s 6-0 Eredivisie win against Excelsior
↓ Fenerbahce The scandal ridden team on their second (Dutch) coach of the season lose 3-0 to Akhisar Belediyespor and fall into the relegation zone
↑ Lucas Torreira (Arsenal and Uruguay) The 22 year old scores his first EPL goal as Arsenal come back impressively and beat Tottenham 4-2 in the North London derby
↑ Feyenoord Beat PSV 2-1 to stop the Eredivisie leaders from getting their 14th win in a row to start the season
↓ Romulo (Genoa and Italy) Two yellow cards in three minutes handicaps his team in a 2-1 loss to Torino in Italy’s Serie A
↑ Maxwel Cornet (Lyon and Ivory Coast) Two goals in a 2-2 home tie vs Manchester City on the fifth matchday of the 2018-2019 Champions League groups stage
↑ Bruno Fernandes (Sporting and Portugal) A brace and an all around excellent game in Sporting’s 6-1 away win vs Qarabag in the fifth matchday of the 2018-2019 Europa League
↓ Matija Nastasic (Schalke 04 and Serbia) Error in a 3-1 away loss to Porto, in the fifth matchday of the Champions League.
↑ Dodi Lukebakio (Fortuna Dusseldorf and Belgium) Winger on loan from Watford scores a hattrick away at Bayern to earn his team a draw in the Bundesliga
↑ Eibar The La Liga team based in a town of less than 30,000 beat Real Madrid 3-0 and continue to do well while climbing to the top half of the table
↓ CONMEBOL The South American confederation and its fans. The confederation for asking that the World Cup be staged every two years instead of four and its fans for attacking the opposition bus – River Plate fans attacked the Boca Juniors players bus ahead of the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final that was due to be played this weekend
↑ Memphis Depay (Lyon and Holland) Continues to shine as Holland finish ahead of France and Germany in UEFA Nations League A group 1
↑ Haris Seferovic (Benfica and Switzerland) A hat trick in the come from behind 5-2 win vs Belgium, and topping UEFA Nations League A group 2 to reach the Nations League final 4
↓ Germany Have sunk further since the World Cup flop, finishing third and last in UEFA Nations League A group 1
↑ Alassane Plea (Borussia Monchengladbach and France) A hattrick for the forward away at Werder Bremen as his team sit in second place in the Bundesliga
↑ Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma and Italy) Two well taken goals in the 4-1 win over Sampdoria has the player back on the rise
↑ Real Betis Beat Barcelona 4-3 away to hand the La Liga leaders their first home loss of the season
↓ Carlos Izquierdoz (Boca Juniors and Argentina) Veteran defender scores an own goal in the Copa Libertadores’ final first leg against rivals River Plate which finishes 2-2
↓ Monaco Hiring Thierry Henry in place of Leonardo Jardim has not yielded positives yet as the team lose heavily to PSG and remain tied for last place in Ligue 1
↑ Red Star Belgrade or Crvena Zvezda The Serbian team come away with one of the bigger upsets by beating Liverpool 2-0 in the Champions League
↑ Takumi Minamino (Salzburg & Japan) The young Japanese forward scores a hat trick away at Rosenborg in the 5-2 Europa League win
↓ Andriy Pyatov (Shakhtar Donetsk & Ukraine) Goalkeeper at the receiving end of a 6-0 loss to Manchester City in the Champions League