Europa League Player of the Week...Karim Ansarifard
Karim Ansarifard of Olympiacos was named the UEFA Europa League’s “Player of the Week.” Alberto Botia and Greece international Giannis Gianniotas were named to the Europa League’s “Team of the Week.”
Karim Ansarifard helped Olympiacos progress to the Last 16 of the UEFA Europa League by scoring two goals in Olympiacos’ 0-3 victory away to Osmanlispor on Thursday. UEFA awarded the Iranian’s stellar showing against the Turkish club by naming him as the Europa League’s “Player of the Week.”
In addition, the Europa League’s “Team of the Week” included Alberto Botia of Olympiacos and APOEL’s Giannis Gianniotas. Both players helped their respective teams advance to the Europa League Round of 16 by defeating Osmanlispor and Athletic Bilbao, respectively.
The team of the week also included Alvarez (Celta), Cabral (Celta), Viergrever (Ajax), Pogba (Manchester United), Pozuelo (Genk), Giuliano (Zenit), Fekir (Lyon), Aboubakar (Besiktas), and Stindl (B. Monchengladbach).
Olympiacos will face Besiktas in the Round of 16 while Cypriot club, APOEL, will face off against Anderlecht for a place in the quarterfinals.