From Kostas Lambrou’s performance in goal for Feyenoord to Giorgos Karagounis late appearance for Fulham in the Premier League, FootballHellas.com reviews the performances of all Greeks Abroad in football action across the continent this past weekend.
Dimitris Sialmas (Khazar Lankaran) — An unused substitute in his side’s 1-1 draw against Qabala.
Evangelos Mantzios (FC Baku) — Didn’t feature as his side drew 1-1 with Qarabag.
Jupiler Pro League
Giorgos Galitsios (Lokeren) — Played the entire 90 minutes of his side’s 3-0 win away to Zulte-Waregem, moving Lokeren on the verge of the top half of the table.
Ioannis Masmanidis (CS Visé) — Played the entire match as Visé held on for a 0-0 draw at home against title and promotion challengers KV Oostende.
Bulgarian A League
Ilias Kyriakidis (CSKA Sofia) — Out of the line-up with a knock. In attendance, however, as his side snatched a 1-0 win over local rivals Levski Sofia.
Alexandros Tziolis (APOEL) — Expected to start when APOEL host Olympiakos on Monday.
Apostolos Vellios (Everton) — Didn’t feature for Everton first team in their 1-1 draw at QPR. The former Iraklis forward is, however, expected to feature for Everton’s Reserves side when they face Arsenal on Monday.
Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) — Came on as a late sub and was on the pitch for Fulham’s dramatic late winner (1-0) against Aston Villa at Craven Cottage.
Viktor Klonaridis (Lille) – Came on a late sub for Marvin Martin as Lille managed a dramatic added-time equalizer through Marko Basa to peg back rivals Bordeaux on Friday evening.
Giorgos Tzavellas (Monaco) — Was not even on the bench as Monado managed a 2-1 win on the road against Angers.
Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Schalke) — Continues to battle chicken pox but was in attendance at Signal Iduna Park as Schalke stunned defending champions Borussia Dortmund 2-1. Papadopoulos is a game-time decision for Schalke’s midweek UEFA Champions League with Arsenal on Wednesday.
Nikos Papadopoulos (Fortuna Dusseldorf) — Wasn’t part of the squad that hosted Bayern Munich at the ESPIRIT Arena. His performances in training could help him win a first team spot, however, after Bayern notched five goals past Fabian Giefer.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Werder Bremen) — Gave a solid performance in the center of defense for Werder Bremen as his side enjoyed a 4-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach to move up to 9th in the Bundesliga table.
Sotiris Kyrgiakos (Wolfsburg) — Didn’t even make the bench as Wolfsburg lost again, this time 2-0 at home against Freiburg.
Stelios Malezas (Fortuna Dusseldorf) — Continues to nurse an injury he picked up while on duty with the Greek National Team on 12 October. Was sorely missed as his side were walloped 5-0 at home by Bayern Munich.
Thanos Petsos (Greuther Furth) — Suffering from a cruciate ligament injury in his right knee. Absent for his side’s thrilling 3-3 draw with Hoffenheim.
Vassilis Pliatsikas (Schalke) — Has yet to play for Schalke this season and looks set to leave the club in the winter transfer window.
Giannis Papadopoulos (Dynamo Dresden) — Was left out of the line-up as Dynamo lost 2-0 at home to Eintracht Braunschweig.
Grigoris Makos (1860 Munich) — Continues to recover from a pre-season injury, isn’t expected to feature for 1860 when they face Erzgebirge Aue in league play on Monday.
Kostas Fortounis (Kaiserslautern) — Played just over 80 minutes in Kaiserslautern’s 3-1 win over Sandhausen, which moves the former top-flight club in striking distance of a promotion berth.
Dimitris Grammozis (VfL Bochum II) — Played the entire game as his side concede a 1-0 lead to ultimately lose 3-1 at the hands of Rot-Weiss Oberhausen at home.
Ioannis Gelios (Augsburg II) — Started in goal for his side but despite his side leading 2-0 at one point, Gelios conceded twice to Frohnlach substitute Daniel Sam to ultimately earn a 2-2 draw and a point on the road.
Alexandros Tzorvas (Genoa) — Was a back-up for Genoa ‘keeper Sebastien Frey in his side’s 4-2 loss at the hands of Roma. Remained on the bench and has yet to feature in the Serie A this season.
Panagiotis Kone (Bologna) — Played just over 80 minutes before being replaced by Nico Pulzetti. Failed to make an impression on the game aside from picking up a booking.
Panagiotis Tachtsidis (Roma) — Started alongside Daniele De Rossi in the Roma midfield. Missed his marking assignment as Roma went down 2-0 early on but the Romans responded to ultimately beat Genoa 4-2 away from home.
Sotiris Ninis (Parma) — Come on with about 10 minutes left as Parma held on for a 2-1 win over Sampdoria thanks to a brace from striker Amauri.
Savvas Gentzoglou (Livorno) — A second half replacement for Emerson in his side’s 2-0 loss at home to Hellas Verona.
Vangelis Moras (Hellas Verona) — Played the entire 90 minutes of his side’s 2-0 win over Livorno. A key figure in the Verona back-line as the Gialloblu picked up a second successive clean sheet.
Kostas Lambrou (Feyenoord) — Started in goal for Feyenoord and despite conceding twice against bottom-of-the-table VVV Venlo, Feyenoord came out on top as 3-2 victors.
Liga de Honra
Anastasios Tsoumagkas (Leixoes) — A second half sub as Leixoes faced Sporting Braga in the Taca de Portugal (Portuguese Cup). Tsoumagkas’ side managed to keep Braga off the score-sheet for nearly 100 minutes, but a three-goal output from the visitors in extra-time confirmed Leixoes’ elimination from the Cup.
Pantelis Kapetanos (CFR Cluj) — Kept off the score-sheet and was booked late-on as Cluj crashed to their third consecutive defeat in all competitions, this time a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Vittorul Constanta. Kapetanos is expected to play a big role in Cluj’s midweek UEFA Champions League date with Galatasaray.
Nikos Karelis (Amkar Perm) — A late sub in his side’s 1-0 loss to Terek Grozny at home.
Giorgos Samaras (Celtic) – Didn’t even make the bench and didn’t need to as Celtic cruised to a 5-0 win over St. Mirren. Samaras is expected to return to the Celtic line-up when the Glasgow side face-off against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League midweek.
Anestis Argyriou (Rangers) — An unused sub in his side’s 2-0 win over Queen’s Park at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow.
Nikos Karabelas (Levante) — An unused substitute as Levante managed a 1-0 win over Getafe. Karabelas could feature when Levante host Twente in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday.
Theofanis Gekas (Levante) — An unused substitute as Levante managed a 1-0 win over Getafe. Gekas could feature when Levante host Twente in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday.
Sotiris Balafas (FK Hoverla-Zakarpattia Uzhhorod) — Featured a central-defensive midfielder for Hoverla. Picked up a booking as his side shared the spoils with Karpaty Lviv — failing to leapfrog their guests out of the relegation zone.