Foreign Leagues

Team of the week: Napoli stars dominate and Sterling shines

 • by Adam Newson
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There were goals aplenty this weekend across European football’s big five leagues.

Napoli put five past Empoli. Manchester City ruthlessly dispatched Southampton 6-1. Barcelona overcame Rayo Vallecano in a five-goal thriller. And Hoffenheim went to Bayer Leverkusen and came away with a 4-1 victory.

With so many impressive displays from clubs and players alike, it certainly wasn’t easy selecting our European team of the weekend.

We got there in the end, though, and the two standout performers came from Napoli and Manchester City; Dries Mertens and Raheem Sterling.

The former struck a hattrick for Carlo Ancelotti’s side while Sterling continued his excellent recent form for City, netting twice and claiming two assists.

They are joined by a strong supporting cast yet if you think we have missed anyone out tweet us at @FB_Whispers with your suggestion.