Jóhannsson returned from an ankle complaint to feature in AZ’s 2-0 home victory over Willem II on Saturday. The versatile forward replaced Robert Mühren for the final 11 minutes in the triumph. AZ now sit six points behind Ajax in the race for the second Champions League berth.
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Fabian Johnson, Borussia Mönchengladbach defender
Johnson struck after 18 minutes to spark Mönchengladbach to a 2-0 victory over Paderborn on Sunday. His goal after 18 minutes stood up as the match-winner before Patrick Hermann secured the points with his late second. Mönchengladbach now holds a four-point advantage over Bayer Leverkusen for the third and final direct berth into the Champions League next season.
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John Anthony Brooks, Hertha Berlin defender
Hertha climbed out of the relegation zone with a 1-0 victory over Augsburg on Saturday. Salomon Kalou turned home two minutes from time to give the home side a crucial result. Brooks went the full 90 minutes as Hertha moved one point clear of the drop zone.
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Timothy Chandler, Eintracht Frankfurt defender
Alexander Meier snatched his second goal six minutes from time to give Eintracht a 2-1 victory over relegation-threatened Hamburger SV on Saturday. Chandler played the entire affair for Eintracht, while Julian Green once again missed out on a place in the squad for relegation-threatened Hamburg.
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Brad Guzan, Aston Villa goalkeeper
Newcastle United exacerbated Villa’s relegation worries with a 1-0 victory at St. James’ Park on Saturday. Papiss Cissé separated the sides with his goal seven minutes before the break. Villa now rest inside the relegation zone on goal difference after their seventh Premier League defeat on the trot.
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Tim Howard, Everton goalkeeper
Everton continued their slide down the table with a 2-0 defeat at Arsenal on Sunday. Olivier Giroud shrugged off his profligate midweek display to grab the opener six minutes before the interval. Tomas Rosicky condemned Everton to another defeat with the second a minute before full time. The setback leaves Roberto Martinez’s side just six points clear of the relegation zone.
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Greg Garza and Joe Corona, Club Tijuana
Tijuana roared back from a 2-0 deficit to claim a 3-2 triumph over 10-man Pachuca at Estadio Caliente on Friday. Dayro Moreno procured the decisive goal in second-half stoppage time to open up a three-point lead atop Liga MX after eight rounds. Corona replaced the injured Garza four minutes before halftime for the home side.
Ventura Alvarado, Club América defender and Jesus Vazquez, Leones Negros
Luis Telles struck just after the half-hour to give Leones Negros a shock 1-0 victory over Club América on Saturday. Vazquez started his second match in the top flight and supplied Telles with the assist on the winner as part of his 70-minute shift. Alvarado once again featured in defense for Las Aguilas.
Edgar Castillo, Atlas defender
Veracruz climbed to second in the Liga MX table with a 3-0 victory at Atlas on Saturday. Julio Furch scored twice after halftime to seal the points for the visitors. Castillo featured for the duration of the affair for the out-of-sorts home side.
Michael Orozco, Puebla defender
Puebla pounded sputtering Queretaro to move into fourth place in Liga MX. Matias Alustiza struck twice in the first half to point the home side to a 4-1 victory at Estadio Cuauhtemoc on Saturday. Orozco played the entire match, while Herculez Gomez watched from the bench as an unused substitute.