28 January 2019
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev met with Robert Pires
Three Arsenal players are in the round of 32 second-leg selection; who else makes the cut?
Arsenal scored three times to overturn their first-leg defeat by BATE Borisov but it is their defensive unit that dominates a UEFA Europa League Team of the Week drawn from eight clubs.
FedEx Performance Zone: full rankings
The FedEx Performance Zone explained
Note: While the FedEx Performance Zone is a form tracker taking into account domestic and European games, the Team of the Week is based purely on form shown in the UEFA Europa League matchday in question.
Goalkeeper: Denys Boyko (Dynamo Kyiv) – 161st (+385 FedEx Performance Zone ranking)
Defender: Vladimír Coufal (Slavia Praha) – 42nd (+109)
Defender: Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) – 59th (+221)
Defender: Emir Dilaver (Dinamo Zagreb) – 72nd (+221)
Defender: Stephan Lichtsteiner (Arsenal) – 173rd (+356)
Midfielder: Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) – 83rd (+276)
Midfielder: Xaver Schlager (Salzburg) – 12th (+70)
Midfielder: Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) – 25th (+130)
Midfielder: Pablo Sarabia (Sevilla) – 13th (+73)
Forward: Patson Daka (Salzburg) – 76th (+364)
Forward: Sardar Azmoun (Zenit) – 78th (NEW)