Wood opened his Aue account with a double in the 3-2 victory over Fortuna Düsseldorf on Friday. The resurgent forward dashed into the penalty area at the perfect time to slot home the opener and then tucked away a pullback from six yards to restore the Aue lead. Stefan Mugosa scored the eventual winner after 34 minutes to pull Aue out of the 2.Bundesliga relegation zone.
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Alfredo Morales, Ingolstadt midfielder and Andrew Wooten, Sandhausen forward
Sandhausen stunned 2.Bundesliga leaders Ingolstadt by securing a 3-1 victory at Audi-Sportpark on Saturday. Wooten struck twice in the first 18 minutes to provide Sandhausen with a firm foothold. Morales toiled away for the first 81 minutes as the promotion candidates failed to overturn the deficit.
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John Brooks, Hertha Berlin defender
Freiburg boosted their chances of beating the drop and vaulted Hertha Berlin with a 2-0 victory on Sunday. Felix Klaus and Maximilian Philipp scored either side of the interval to send Hertha spiraling to a third defeat in four outings. Brooks played the entire match as his side tumbled into the relegation places.
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Timothy Chandler, Eintracht Frankfurt defender
Chandler played an integral part in the winner as Eintracht claimed a 1-0 victory over Schalke on Saturday. The enterprising fullback delivered a tempting cross for Lucas Piazon to turn home just after the hour. Piazon’s interjection ensured Eintracht extended their unbeaten run to three matches.
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Danny Williams, Reading midfielder
Reading reached the last eight of the FA Cup with a 2-1 victory over Derby County on Saturday. Yakubu scored the decisive goal in the final 10 minutes to send Williams and his teammates through to the quarterfinals.
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Geoff Cameron, Stoke City defender
Championship side Blackburn dumped 10-man Stoke City out of the FA Cup with a 4-1 victory at Ewood Park on Saturday. Cameron conceded the decisive spot kick and received a straight red card for denying Josh King a goal scoring opportunity on the stroke of halftime.
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Rubio Rubin, FC Utrecht forward
Utrecht pulled seven points clear of the relegation zone with a 6-1 romp over bottom side Dordrecht on Sunday. Rubin climbed off the bench for the final seven minutes as Sebastien Haller’s hat trick ended Utrecht’s three-game losing streak in Eredivisie fixtures.
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Alejandro Bedoya, Nantes midfielder
Bastia kept Nantes marooned in midtable with a 2-0 victory at Stade de la Beaujoire on Saturday. Bedoya performed reliably in midfield as the home side fell to an unexpected defeat against the relegation-threatened Corsicans.
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Ventura Alvarado, Club América defender
América manager Gustavo Matosas deployed Alvarado as part of a back three in Las Aguilas’ 5-0 romp over Chiapas on Saturday. The return to a system previously used under former boss Miguel Herrera sparked América to its best performance of the Clausura. Alvarado featured for the duration of the affair in the comprehensive triumph.
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Herculez Gomez and Michael Orozco, Puebla
Gomez (pictured) made his first Liga MX start for Puebla as the relegation-threatened side eased to a 2-0 victory over Monterrey on Saturday. The lively forward played for the first 70 minutes, while Orozco went the full 90 in the victory. Puebla now sits nine-tenths of a point clear of Leones Negroes in the weighted Liga MX relegation table.