Top 5 Players from Around the World This Weekend
This weekend has ended, and we've seen some top individual performances across the globe. We'll be taking a look at the top five performers for their respective clubs
The player's overall contribution related to their position, the quality of the opposition and the play of their teammates are all factors we'll consider for this list.
Here are the top five performers for this weekend in football.
*Unless otherwise stated all statistics courtesy of WhoScored.
5. Mark Uth
Heracles striker Mark Uth gets the list started thanks to his hat-trick performance against Waalwijk this weekend. The 4-1 result would have been a lot closer were it not for Uth's clinical performance in front of goal.
A hat-trick against a Corinthians side boasting the likes of Paolo Guerrero, Renato Augusto and Pato is nothing to sniff at. That's what Portuguesa striker Gilberto achieved when the two sides met this weekend.
Like another performer on this list, Gilberto did his work in a short amount of time, as he came off before the 60-minute mark. His overall contribution offensively helped his side pick up a big victory over one of Brazil's storied clubs.
3. Marco Reus
Marco Reus had a hand in three of Borussia Dortmund's five goals when they played Freiburg this weekend.
The German attacker scored twice and assisted on a goal, while providing penetrative play throughout. He had four key passes in total. He did all of that in just over 60 minutes of play.
There is no easy game in the Bundesliga, and Dortmund could have had a tough game against last season's fifth-placed side. Reus' great form ensured an emphatic win for the home side
2. Aaron Ramsey
Aaron Ramsey again proved to the be match-winner for Arsenal in what was arguably their toughest test of the season so far aside from Tottenham's visit to the Emirates. The Welsh midfielder provided positive contributions all over the pitch.
He scored and had an assist, he played three key passes and he was still a solid player defensively, contributing seven tackles and four interceptions.
While Mesut Ozil missed a chance to open his account, and Jack Wilshere continued to look bright but not dominant, Ramsey controlled the game for Arsenal.
1. Diego Godin
Diego Godin marshaled an Atletico Madrid defense that picked up a massive, and elusive, 1-0 victory against Real Madrid.
The Uruguayan defender was the most accurate passer out of the back and made 13 effective clearances, the most by far. Godin ensured that his side shut out well over €100 million of attacking talent in an away game.
While Thibaut Courtois and the other defensive players also deserve credit, the three points would not have been a possibility without Godin's contribution.