ESPN FC’s global editorial desks nominate their top weekend performers. Luis Suarez’s incredible performance for Barcelona is enough to top this week’s list.
1. Luis Suarez | Barcelona
Why he’s here: In Barca’s 6-1 win over Girona on Saturday, Suarez was directly responsible for five of them, registering a hat trick and a pair of assists.
2. Antoine Griezmann | Atletico Madrid
Why he’s here: Just outshone by Suarez, Griezmann netted a hat trick of his own and added an assist in Atletico’s 5-2 win at Sevilla on Sunday.
3. Lionel Messi | Barcelona
Why he’s here: A pair of goals and an assist for Messi in the win over Girona, highlighted by a cheeky free kick delivered under the wall and into the back of the net.
4. Romelu Lukaku | Manchester United
Why he’s here: Lukaku not only broke his duck against big-six sides with a goal and an assist on Sunday, United’s 2-1 also happened to come at former club Chelsea.
5. Vincent Kompany | Manchester City
Why he’s here: While Pep Guardiola’s revolution at the Etihad has been the narrative of this season, it was Kompany — the face of City’s old guard — who led the club to a 3-0 Carabao Cup final triumph over Arsenal.
6. Santi Mina | Valencia
Why he’s here: The 22-year-old midfielder delivered both Valencia goals in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Real Sociedad.
7. Karim Benzema | Real Madrid
Why he’s here: Benzema’s goal and two assists in Madrid’s 4-0 win over Alaves on Saturday equals the number of assists the 30-year-old has amassed in his previous 12 appearances combined.
8. Sergio Aguero | Manchester City
Why he’s here: Shkodran Mustafi’s slack defending betrayed the class of Aguero’s finish as he scored the opener in City’s Carabao Cup final win over Arsenal.
9. Cristiano Ronaldo | Real Madrid
Why he’s here: A pair of goals for Ronaldo in Madrid’s win over Alaves.
10. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic | Lazio
Why he’s here: The 22-year-old midfielder’s brace in Lazio’s 3-0 win at Sassuolo on Sunday were his 10th and 11th goals of the season in all competitions — the first time he’s reached double-digit goals in his career.
Also receiving votes: Emre Can (Liverpool), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas), Jonas (Benfica), Rony Lopes (Monaco), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain).
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