Turks Abroad: Arda Turan scores bicycle kick for Barcelona, Mesut Ozil assist unable to prevent Arsenal defeat

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona

Arda Turan – Barcelona:

The bearded one had quite a week. Barcelona made history for the third week running by extending their unbeaten run to a record 37 games after beating Getafe 6-0 at the Camp Nou and Turan not only provided an assist but also scored. It was no ordinary goal either – Turan scored a bicycle kick. The 29-year-old has now won all 15 games he has featured in for Barcelona with his side scoring 57 times and conceding just 9 goals.



Mesut Özil – Arsenal: 

The 27-year-old was the Gunners best player according the WhoScored and received a rating of 8.3 despite his side losing 2-1 against Watford. Özil made the most key passes during the game (6) and had the most touches of the ball (117). The Germany international of Turkish origin also made 6 successful dribbles, two tackles and maintained a passing accuracy of 88%. The Arsenal playmaker also extended his assist record to 19 this season after setting up Danny Welbeck with a cheeky back-heel.


Enes Ünal – Manchester City:

On-loan Manchester City striker Enes Unal scored his second goal in four games for NAC Breda during their 5-0 victory over Fortuna Sittard. Mats Seuntjens broke past the Fortuna back-four and took the keeper out of the equation with a cross six-yard box pass to allow Unal to simply roll the ball into the back of the net.

Tolga Ciğerci – Hertha Berlin:

Hertha Berlin beat Schalke 2-0 at home to remain in third-place. Ciğerci started in midfield putting on a stellar defensive performance while helping his side retain possession with his 91 percent accuracy. The 23-year-old midfielder also took seven shots and hit the post. There are rumours that Fatih Terim is considering including the young midfielder in the Turkish national team side ahead of Euro 2016.


Bilal Başaçıkoğlu – Feyenoord: 

Feyenoord beat Vitesse 2-0 on the road and Başacıkoğlu put in yet another impressive performance for the third week running. The 20-year-old winger now has four goals and six assists in all competitions this season and is reported to be on the verge of a senior Turkish national team call-up.

Nuri Şahin – Borussia Dortmund:

Dortmund beat Mainz 2-0 at home to move just five points behind league leaders Bayern Muncih. Şahin started for the home side and put on a decent display but clearly needs more time to settle in after a lengthy injury.