The 5 Players Who’ve Scored in the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A & Bundesliga

?When Philippe Coutinho scored in Bayern Munich’s 4-0 victory over FC Koln he became only the fifth player in history to score in Europe’s top four leagues.

His Bundesliga penalty added to his Serie A, Premier League and La Liga goals and placed him in, quite frankly, interesting company.

It’s the type of quiz question you feel you might know the answer to, but the list is likely to surprise you! Here are the five players to score in all four of Europe’s top leagues.

*Goal statistics correct as of 22/9/19


Philippe Coutinho?

Philippe Coutinho

Bundesliga Goals: 1

La Liga Goals: 18

Premier League Goals: 41

Serie A Goals: 3

Let’s start with the Brazilian, then.

During his spell at ?Liverpool he developed a reputation for scoring screamers and free kicks, notching 41 Premier League goals in six seasons. So it’s fitting that his first goal in Europe came from a free kick in Inter’s 2011 Serie A win over Fiorentina – curled over the wall, no less.

Many will forget that his La Liga account was opened in a loan spell at Espanyol, where he scored five league goals under Mauricio Pochettino, and he added a further 13 strikes to his tally at Barcelona. It will be interesting to see how many Bundesliga goals he helps himself to this season.


Kevin-Prince Boateng

Kevin-Prince Boateng

Bundesliga Goals: 16

La Liga Goals: 10

Premier League Goals: 3

Serie A Goals: 16

It’s not actually that surprising to find Boateng on this exclusive list – he’s already played for 11 European clubs and he’s still only 32! 

His nomadic career began in the Bundesliga at Hertha BSC, but he has also scored for Schalke and Eintracht Frankfurt. He may have caught the eye at Tottenham but his Premier League goals are limited to three during his time at Portsmouth.

Although he failed to hit the net in his surprise loan spell at ?Barcelona, he scored ten La Liga goals at Las Palmas and the list is completed by his Serie A strikes for Milan, Sassuolo and current club Fiorentina.


Obafemi Martins

Birmingham City's Obafemi Martins (R) ce

Bundesliga Goals: 6

La Liga Goals: 7

Premier League Goals: 28

Serie A Goals: 28

A name that will haunt the nightmares of Arsenal fans, following his winning League Cup final goal for Birmingham in 2011 – although, somewhat surprisingly, his 28 Premier League goals were all scored for Newcastle. 
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?The now 34-year-old arrived at St.James’ Park from ?Inter, where he scored exactly the same number of Serie A goals.

Martins waved goodbye to Europe in 2013, using that farewell season at Levante to tick off his fifth league on this continent and, most imporantly, the fourth required to make this list.


Bojan Krkic

Barcelona's forward Bojan Krkic celebrat

Bundesliga Goals: 1

La Liga Goals: 26

Premier League Goals: 14

Serie A Goals: 10

There was a real buzz about Bojan when he burst onto the Barcelona scene, breaking Lionel Messi’s record as the club’s youngest ever player on his debut. Sadly, he hasn’t quite lived up to his potential, but his nomadic career has taken him to some of Europe’s top clubs…and Stoke City.

While his Premier League goals might have been scored for the not-so-glamorous Potters, Bojan has netted for both ?Milan and Roma in Serie A. 

He just about makes the cut by virtue of a solitary goal scored in a Bundesliga loan spell at Mainz and can now be found in MLS, playing for Montreal Impact.


Jonathan de Guzman

Jonathan de Guzman

Bundesliga Goals: 3

La Liga Goals: 6

Premier League Goals: 9

Serie A Goals: 6

Swansea fans will have fond memories of the Dutch midfielder. An integral part of the League Cup winning side under Michael Laudrup, he scored nine Premier League goals during his spell in Wales.

De Guzman can also count a glamorous Serie A side on his list, notching three goals for Napoli in 2014/15. His La Liga and Bundesliga goals have come for RCD Mallorca and Eintracht Frankfurt respectively. 


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Bayern Munich 4-0 FC Koln: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Coutinho and Lewandowski Shine

?Bayern Munich got back to winning ways at the Allianz Arena on Saturday with a 4-0 win over FC Koln as the reigning Bundesliga champions return – however briefly – to the top of the table.

Die Roten quickly opened the scoring through Robert Lewandowski after some good build-up play in midfield, but failed to create any further great chances in the opening 45 minutes bar a Philippe Coutinho free kick which hit the crossbar.

Robert Lewandowski,Philippe Coutinho,Joshua Kimmich

Lewandowski started the second half in a similar fashion to the first, nodding home a Joshua Kimmich corner to double Bayern’s lead. Coutinho won and then dispatched the penalty for his first goal for the club, with Kingsley Ehizibue being sent off for the foul

The Brazilian then set up Ivan Perisic for the fourth of the game as Bayern cruised to a victory in front of their home fans.


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Key Talking Point

Despite the scoreline, ?Bayern’s performance was not without its problems. Having started in both halves in brilliant fashion, Die Roten were lethargic and lacklustre in possession and were open to counter attacks from Koln – especially in the first half.

However, the huge gulf in quality between their respective squads showed in the second half as Bayern romped to victory. Once again, the manager had to rely on individual brilliance as Lewandowski and Coutinho bailed his side out yet again.

Niko Kovac

With the fans already split on whether Kovac is the right man for the job, this performance did nothing but give the doubters more fuel – despite the margin of victory.


Player Ratings

Starting XI: Neuer (7); Pavard (7), Boateng (7), Süle (7), Lucas (7); Tolisso (8), Kimmich (9); Gnabry (7), Coutinho (10*), Perisic (9); Lewandowski (9).

Substitutes: Martinez (6), Muller (6), Cuisance (6).?


STAR PLAYER – Despite superb performances from Kimmich and Lewandowski, the honour goes to the Brazilian loanee Philippe Coutinho. He and his teammates did struggle in the first half, but the Bavarians started dominating thanks to the diminutive midfielder.

He helped set up the first goal with a good dummy, won a penalty after a brilliant run and assisted Perisic with a great ball. His creativity was much needed – especially with Kovac resting Thiago – and Coutinho stepped up brilliantly. 



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Key Talking Point

Die Geißböcke have yet to learn from their previous matches as Achim Beierlorzer’s side kept up their record of going behind in every ?Bundesliga fixture they’ve played this season.

They did create a lot of half-chances after a poor start and limited the Bavarians to just a handful of opportunities. However, in the second half, Bayern’s quality was too much and Koln were beaten away to a much expected defeat.

Achim Beierlorzer

Beierlorzer can take away a few good things from this performance – notably how well his side played in the first half.


Player Ratings

Starting XI: Horn (6); Ehizibue (4), Czichos (6), Bornauw (6), Hector (6); Hoger (6), Skhiri (6); Schindler (6), Drexler (6), Kainz (6); Cordoba (6*).

Substitutes: Mere (6), Terodde (6), Bader (6).


STAR PLAYER – There were no standout performers for obvious reasons but Jhon Córdoba was perhaps their best player on the day.

He squandered some difficult half-chances, but his movement was great and had he had his shooting boots on, the Colombian could have been on the scoresheet.

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Looking Ahead

Bayern managed to secure a much-needed win to go above Leipzig before the Saxony side play later in the day.

Die Roten next go to Paderborn in what should be an easy win for the Bavarian giants as they look to start to motor at the top of the table. Koln welcome Hertha Berlin next, and need to be at their best in what could already be considered a relegation six-pointer. 

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Bayern Munich vs FC Koln Preview: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

?Having swept aside Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League in midweek, Bayern Munich return to Bundesliga action on Saturday to take on struggling FC Koln. 

Having dropped points against both Hertha BSC and league leaders RB Leipzig, Bayern sit fourth in the table with eight points and will expect to return to winning ways. 

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Koln, meanwhile, have picked up just three points from 12 available, lingering just above the relegation zone. 

Here’s 90min’s preview of the game.


Where to Watch

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?When Is Kick Off? Saturday 21 September?
?What Time Is Kick Off? ?14:30 (BST)
?Where Is it Played? ?Allianz Arena
?TV Channel/Live Stream? ?beIN Sports HD 5
?Referee? ?Patrick Ittrich

Where to Buy Tickets

Tickets for the game are, as ever, available on both teams’ official club websites, though membership is required in order to purchase. In terms of resale, both teams provide the option to make season tickets available for others to use, if a supporter is unable to attend the game themselves.


Team News

?Left back David Alaba and central midfielder Leon Goretzka remain the only absentees for ?Bayern, having both suffered hamstring problems.

Alaba is expected to return sooner, however, with the possibility of playing a part the following weekend, while Goretzka has been ruled out for a month. 

Leon Goretzka

Koln are missing both Christian Clemens and Birger Verstraete through injury, but otherwise should be operating close to full strength.


Predicted Lineups

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?Bayern Neuer; Kimmich, Pavard, Sule, Hernandez; Tolisso, Thiago; Gnabry, Coutinho, Coman; Lewandowski. ?
?Koln ?Horn; Ehizibue, Bornauw, Czichos, Hector; Schaub, Skhiri, Hoger, Drexler; Cordoba, Modeste. 

Head to Head Record

Bayern have, unsurprisingly, dominated this fixture in the Bundesliga, winning 11 times compared to Koln’s two victories.

Robert Lewandowski

This has extended to more recent years too, with Koln’s last victory over the Bavarians going as far back as 2011.

The meeting will be their first since the 2017/18 campaign, with the visitors bouncing back from relegation to earn promotional back to the top flight last season. In those games, Bayern emerged victorious 1-0 at the Allianz Arena, winning the reverse fixture in Cologne 3-1.


Recent Form

Bayern haven’t been at their all-conquering best thus far, with some terrific results intwined with surprising dropped points. Scoring goals hasn’t been too much of an issue, though, with leading light Robert Lewandowski continuing to fire up front; the Pole already on seven strikes for the season.

Thomas Mueller

On the other hand, Koln have struggled since their return to Germany’s top flight, losing three of their four matches, and it would be a shock for them to get anything from the game. 

Here’s how each team has performed in their last five fixtures:

?Bayern Koln?
?Bayern 3-0 RS Belgrade (18/9) ?Koln 0-1 Monchengladbach (14/9)
?Leipzig 1-1 Bayern (14/9) ?Freiburg 1-2 Koln (31/8)
?Bayern 6-1 Mainz (31/8) ?Koln 1-3 Dortmund (23/8)
?Schalke 0-3 Bayern (24/8) ?Wolfsburg 2-1 Koln (17/8)
?Bayern 2-2 Hertha (16/8) ?Wiesbaden 3-3 Koln (11/8)


Prediction

It’s difficult to see anything other than a comfortable Bayern victory here, given the history between the two sides.

Joshua Kimmich

?They’re the better side, they’re in better form and they have an have in-form striker chomping at the bit to score more goals.

For the neutral, this could be a fairly drab watch – but for Bayern’s supporters, it should be another week of cruise control.

Prediction: Bayern 3-0 Koln.

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90min’s Definitive European Power Rankings – Week 5

Rankings boi, 

Rankings boi, 

All about dem Power Rankings, boi, 

If you ain’t reading dem and you flexin’ you’s a hater boi. 

?Ahead of a weekend in which we will: 

– Pray for Chelsea ahead of their whooping at the hands of Liverpool.

– Pray that Tottenham Hotspur don’t play Davinson Sanchez at right back (again). 

– Pray that AS Roma their snazzy af new kit. 

We, while listening to JPEGMAFIA’s album of the year contender ‘All My Heroes Are Cornballs’ and with the help of one of the best tv shows of the decade – Atlanta, season one – we rank the best teams in Europe.

?Praise the mother-f**kin’ lord!


15) AS Roma (New Entry) 

Paulo Fonseca

“Just cause you dressed like a sixth grader don’t make you my manager, man.” 

Paulo Fonseca may dress like a sixth grader who paid his £1 (for charity, of course) to wear his own clothes to school on the final day of term – cream chinos, white shoes combo – but that doesn’t distract from the fantastic job he’s currently doing at AS Roma. 

As 90min’s resident Roma fan ?Max Cooper attests: “Roma were mint against Sassuolo, haven’t seen them perform that well in my whole time here.”

High praise indeed.


14) Red Bull Salzburg (New Entry) 

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“Hey, uh…I would say nice to meet you, but I don’t believe in time as a concept, so…I’ll just say we always met.”

Erling Braut Håland is the four-year-old (roughly) who scored a hat trick in the ?UEFA Champions League this week; leading Red Bull Salzburg to a 6-2 win over Genk.

Erling Braut Håland is the four-year-old (roughly) who has scored 11 goals in seven T-Mobile Bundesliga games this season. 

Erling Braut Håland is the four-year-old (roughly) that is so good that I’ve gone out of my way to find out how to write the ‘å’ on my laptop. 

The kid’s got chops. 


13) Manchester United (Re-Entry) 

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“I just think we need a chance as humans to fail in order to discover what actually works, you know? People don’t think there’s a process to being happy.”

It’s pretty fair to say that a lot has failed at Manchester United since the greatest manager of all time, Sir Alex Ferguson, retired.

David Moyes failed. 

Alexis Sanchez failed. 

Ed Woodward failed. 

BUT, there may be some light at the end of the failure tunnel. ?Manchester United may have discovered something that actually works: Mason Greenwood. 

The future may be brighter than you think at Old Trafford. 


12) Ajax (-) 

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“Earn trying like the rest of us. But when he wants to do something, he does it. On his terms.”

Ajax, despite selling absolutely every footballer to have ever even considered playing in Amsterdam, are still, well, Ajax. 

They still play their football, and they still win games. Gotta put some ?r?especk on that. 


11) Atletico Madrid (Down 5) 

Kieran Trippier

“I go to the store, the movies, and just be thinking to myself, like, ‘Why am I not getting the respect I deserve?'”

Speaking of ?respeck, some should be given to the much derided Kieran Trippier after his performance in the Champions League on Wednesday night. 

To the surprise of everyone who watched him at Tottenham last season, Tripper was really good against Juventus. Really, really, really good. 


10) Manchester City (Down 7) 

Sergio Aguero

“I think if we spent the time we spend thinking about not spending money, spent that time on spending money, then it’d be time well spent.” 

Manchester City: do you know what would’ve been a good idea? 

‘What?’

Signing a centre back during the summer. 

If you had’ve, maybe you wouldn’t have been embarrassed by Norwich City on Saturday evening. 


9) Inter (Down 3) 

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“Yeah, yeah, I think I’m gonna go in the house. I ate them two blunts when the cops came. So tonight…tonight’s gonna be weird.”

The only explanation for Inter’s atrocious (that’s not hyperbole – they were atrocious) performance on Tuesday night is that the whole team ate two blunts each prior to kick off. 

That’s the only explanation for things getting so weird at San Siro.


8) Juventus (Down 4) 

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“You want to manage a rapper but you can’t do business high?”

So ?Juventus, you want to win the UEFA Champions League this season but you can’t hold on to a two-goal lead against Atletico Madrid? 

Really? 

REALLY?! 


7) Barcelona (Re-Entry) 

Anssumane Fati

“You can really do whatever you want.”

Ansu Fati was born in 2002. 

Yes, 2002. 

It’s depressing. 

And what makes it even more depressing is the fact that he’s infinitely better at football than any of us could ever hope to be. 

I’m off to cry for a bit. 


6) Borussia Dortmund (Up 9) 

Lionel Messi,Marco Reus

“You supposed to be so smart, you can’t remember to flush?”

Ok, I’m back, and I’m here to write about Borussia Dortmund, who are up a whopping nine this week following a BIG win over Bayer Leverkusen and a 0-0 draw with Barcelona. 

Impressive, yes, but it could’ve, would’ve, should’ve been a much better week had they been able to finish their dinner against Barca in the Champions League. 


5) Liverpool (Down 4) 

virgil van dijk

“I had a weird dream.”

So I had a really weird dream on Tuesday night. In it, Virgil van Dijk – THE GREATEST DEFENDER IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND – made a mistake and cost Liverpool three points in the UEFA Champions League. 

Weird, right? 


4) RB Leipzig (Up 1) 

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“What? This is a great environment for you!”

Timo Werner is exactly where he should be: 

In the Champions League with RB Leipzig scoring a metric f**tonne of goals. 


3) SSC Napoli (Up 7) 

Dries Mertens,Fernando Llorente

Nothing was about to happen until something happened.”

One second…

…that Virgil van Dijk mistake wasn’t a dream? Napoli actually beat Liverpool 2-0?

Oh. My. God. 


2) Paris Saint-Germain (Up 9) 

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“This is going on Worldstar!”

‘WORLLLLLDDDDSTARRRRR!’

‘WORLLLLLDDDDSTARRRRR!’

That’s what we at DEPR headquarters believe will be shouted over clips of Angel Di Maria’s Champions League masterclass. 

The guy once said to be ‘too ugly’ for Real Madrid came back to haunt Los Blancos by, ironically, being ‘too’ good at football. 


1) Bayern Munich (Up 1) 

Robert Lewandowski

[While polishing his gun] “Man, I ain’t scared of nothing. I got Daddy right here.”

Nine goals in six games this season. 

200 goals for ?Bayern Munich. 

Four consecutive 40+ goals season (set to become five this season). 

Yes, Robert Lewandowski is the best striker in the world, and if you think someone is better than YOU ARE WRONG. 


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Manuel Neuer Considering International Retirement After 2020 European Championships

?Manuel Neuer is considering retiring from international football with Germany after next year’s UEFA European Championships, by which time he will be 34 years old.

The goalkeeper has played 90 games for his country since making his debut back in 2009, during which time he’s retained the number one jersey with consummate ease and has frequently been recognised as one of the world’s best in his position.


At present, the ?Bayern Munich stopper is embroiled in a ?public spat between himself and ??Marc-Andre ter Stegen, with the latter growing tired of playing second fiddle for Die Mannschaft despite performing valiantly for ?Barcelona on a regular basis.

Having started ahead of Ter Stegen in both of Germany’s recent Euro 2020 qualifying matches, the tussle for the number one spot may be made significantly more simple after ?Sport Bild revealed the 33-year-old is considering bidding farewell to the national team after next summer’s tournament.

Should he do so, then it would pave the way for Ter Stegen to take over in between the sticks. However, while ‘considering’ certainly does hint towards Neuer stepping down as both a player and captain, the lure of a World Cup has previously made players think twice about an early retirement. At no point in Bild’s report does it mention the same considerations for club duty.

Manuel Neuer

Having battled with injuries in the last three season, Neuer appears to have rediscovered his best form, with some excellent displays with Joachim Low’s side along with equally impressive ?Bundesliga outings already this season.

If next summer’s tournament is to be his swansong, then victory in the competition would fill the final void left in his already stacked trophy cabinet before he hangs up his boots. With every major honour in German football under his belt, Neuer has also secured a Champions League crown, although, his greatest achievement will have come in the colours of his country as he lifted the World Cup in 2014. 

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