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Team of the Week: Ghana players abroad

Published on: 22 November 2010

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson reports on goals from Jonathan Mensah and Fred Benson in the second-tier Spanish and Dutch Leagues and also picks its team of the week.

Here is a summary of Sunday’s action abroad.


Juventus moved to third place on the Serie A log at the expense of Genoa after a 0-2 away win at the Comunale Luigi Ferraris.

Youngster Richmond Boakye-Yiadom was not selected to face the Bianconerris.

Palermo compounded Cesena's troubles by subjecting them to a 2-1 home defeat.

Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah played 63 minutes before being replaced by Matias Schelotto.

Appiah was cautioned on the 43rd minute for an indecent challenge.


Charles Takyi was dropped to the St. Pauli bench as they shared the spoils with Wolfsburg on Sunday afternoon.

The midfielder watched the action from the bench as Pauli picked their first point from five games in a one-all draw.

Godfred Aduobe was conspicuously missing from the Karlsruhe first team that suffered a 3-1 at FC Augsburg in the Bundesliga II.


Striker Matthew Amoah played the full minutes as NAC Breda fell 3-0 at ADO Den Haag.

Nana Kwasi Asare is yet to make a return from his long term injury.

He watched from the stands as his FC Utrecht posted a sweet 4-0 win over NEC Nijmegen.

Youngster Erixon Danso was also out of the first team squad.

Fred Benson scored a 30th minute penalty in RKC Waalwijk's demolishing exercise over MVV Maastricht.

RKC put five unanswered goals past Maastricht.

Edwin Gyasi found his scoring boots and netted the fourth in Telstar Ijmuiden's comprehensive 4-2 win over Fortuna Sittard.


Manchester City recorded an emphatic 4-1 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage to stay in fourth place.

Right-back John Pantsil warmed the bench for Mark Hughes' boys.


Quincy Owusu-Abeyie started from the bench for Malaga in their disgraceful drubbing by Deportivo La Coruna away.

The former Arsenal winger came off the bench on the 60th minute but could not help Malaga reduce their deficit in a 3-0 defeat.

Jonathan Mensah got on the score sheet for Granada FC in their 2-3 away defeat by Numancia.

The center-back halved the deficit for Granada moments after the break but they could not head for the leveler as Numancia went ahead to score two more.

Wakaso Mubarak was an 82nd minute substitute for Elche FC which failed to register a win over Girona in a barren draw on Saturday.


Bernard Kumordzi played the entire 90 minutes for Panionios and ensured they secured a 1-0 win over Larissa at away.


Standard Liege were handed a reality check at Zulte-Waregem on Sunday evening.

Defender Daniel Opare was in full time action for Liege but could not help them escape the 2-0 loss.


Enoch Adu-Kofi lasted the entire duration for FC Nordsjælland which were defeated 2-1 by FC Copenhagen.

The former Under-17 ball winner was yellow-carded in the 31st minute.


Left-back David Nii Addy helped Academica de Coimbra to smoothly sail past Beira Mar 2-0.


Samuel Inkoom scored in a penalty shoot-out to aid FC Basel's progress to the next stage of the Swiss Cup.

The Black Stars right-back was named man-of-the-match.

Team of the Week: Formation-4-3-3

Line-up: Richard Kingson, Samuel Inkoom, David Addy, Isaac Vorsah, Jonathan Mensah,Kwadwo Asamoah, Prince Buaben, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Laryea Kingston, Andre Ayew, Fred Benson.

Sub: Stephen Ahorlu, Daniel Opare, Francis Dickoh, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Bernard Yao Kumordzi, Enoch Adu-Kofi, Stephen Appiah. player of the week: Andre 'Dede' Ayew-Olympique Marseille

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