European Team of the Week: Aaron Ramsey Leads Premier League Contingent
Arsenal’s impressive run of form continued at the weekend with a 4-1 win over Norwich City, and they have Aaron Ramsey to thank for that.
The Wales international started the encounter from the bench, only to replace Mathieu Flamini late in the first half.
With one goal and one assist, it was little surprise to see the Welshman pick up the WhoScored.com man of the match award with his rating of 9.6.
Only one player managed to better his rating in Europe’s top five leagues this weekend, and that was Chelsea's Eden Hazard.
In a comprehensive 4-1 win over Premier League new boys Cardiff City, the Belgian gave Kevin Theophile-Catherine a torrid afternoon at Stamford Bridge, netting two and helping himself to a further assist in the victory, completing four of his five attempted dribbles and securing a rating of 9.9.
Making up the Premier League trio is Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, with the Argentine garnering a 9.5 for his display in the 3-1 win away at West Ham United.
The striker had a hand in all three goals, scoring two and setting up David Silva's strike late on.
Fiorentina's Giuseppe Rossi partners him up front, with the Italian enjoying a barnstorming 16 second-half minutes in the 4-2 win over Juventus, netting a hat-trick as the Viola came from 2-0 down to overcome the Serie A champions and picked up a rating of 9.4 as a result.
Joining Rossi from Italy's top tier is AS Roma's Miralem Pjanic, who netted both goals in the 2-0 win over Napoli on Friday night, while Alberto Frison takes his place between the sticks despite Catania's 2-1 defeat away to Cagliari.
The visitors were reduced to 10 men in the 40th minute, but Frison ensured that the scoreline remained respectable, making eight saves in the encounter, with the duo both securing a 9.3.
In front of Frison, and completing the Serie A contingent, is Sassuolo's Luca Antei, who was crucial in their first league win of the season at the expense of Bologna.
The young Italian was deserving of his 9.2 rating after making one last-man tackle and one clearance off the line.
He is partnered in defence by Freiburg's Fallou Diagne, who impressed in the 0-0 draw with Werder Bremen, with his four interceptions and 16 clearances contributing to a rating of 8.8 in the stalemate.
At left-back is Wolfsburg's Ricardo Rodriguez, whose WhoScored.com rating of 9.3 came as a result of his hand in the 2-1 win away at Augsburg.
The defender grabbed himself an assist, while completing five successful dribbles in the victory that lifted the club to ninth in Germany's top tier.
Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben makes up the Bundesliga trio after his goal, assist and three tackles in the 4-1 win over Mainz 05 on Saturday.
Issa Cissokho is Ligue 1's only representative in the European Team of the Week after his man-of-the-match performance in Nantes' 1-0 win over Ajaccio, with the Senegal international making five tackles in the encounter and executing two key passes, meaning he ended the encounter with a rating of 8.6.
All statistics courtesy of WhoScored.com, where you can find yet more stats, including live in-game data and unique player and team ratings.
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