There was no Superleague action this weekend because of the country’s election taking place on Sunday. Around Europe it was business as usual with many of our players out on loan in action this week. Here is the first of what will be a regular look at how our players are getting on across the continent and further afield.
A number of Thrylos players find themselves playing in Belgium’s Jupiler Pro League this season. Sambou Yatabare & Matthieu Dossevi both started for Standard Liege. Liege crashed to a 4-1 defeat at reigning champions KAA Gent and finished the game with only nine players on the field as they fell to their fourth straight defeat in the league. Elsewhere in the Jupiler League, Marko Scepovic played 82 minutes for Royal Mouscron Peruwelz as they picked up an impressive 2-1 win away at Lokeren. Marko was unable to add to his two goals so far this season, but with his side winning back-to-back games in the league and seemingly being a permanent fixture in the starting lineup, he can be confident of a good season ahead of him.
Michael Olaitan, another player on loan in the BeNeLux region this season, travelled to SC Cambuur with FC Twente. Olaitan played a full 90 minutes for Twente but was unable to find the net as the game ended 0-0. With five games already under his belt for the Eredivisie side, Olaitan has played more games upfront for his team than any other player so far this season. He will be hoping it is only a matter of time before he finds the net and repays the faith Rene Hake is showing in him.
In stark contrast to Scepovic and Olaitan, another striker plying his trade away from Karaiskakis this season is finding game time far harder to come by. Diamantakos, again, failed to feature even on the bench for Karlsruher as they went down to another defeat in 2.Bundesliga at the expense of Paderborn.
In Cyprus, Nicolas Martinez played the first 73′ for Anorthosis and Tzanakakis remained on the bench in a 0-0 draw away at Omonia. Martinez will be justified in his annoyance at not being given a chance in Olympiakos’ midfield before being loaned out. However, the Argentinean will be pleased to be at a side where he looks to be amongst the first names on the teamsheet and in Anorthosis a side that should be challenge for the island’s title this season.
Greece U19 star, Nikos Vergos, remained on the bench as an unused sub in Spain’s Segunda Division as his Elche side chalked up a 3-1 win at Huesca.