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Dani Abalo    M    Ludogorets
Abalo scored one minute into stoppage time in the second half of Ludogorets' 2-1 Champions League loss at Liverpool on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Ludogorets fell behind 1-0 in the 82nd minute, but Abalo silenced Anfield with his goal nine minutes later. Unfortunately for the Bulgarian side, Steven Gerrard banged home a penalty two minutes later, keeping the three points for the English club. Up next in Champions League play is an incredibly difficult home match against Real Madrid, who beat FC Basel 5-1 on Tuesday.
Steven Gerrard    M    Liverpool
Gerrard scored from the spot three minutes into stoppage time to save Liverpool in their 2-1 Champions League victory over Ludogorets on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Mario Balotelli put the Reds up 1-0 after 82 minutes, but Dani Abalo netted the equalizer one minute into stoppage time to silence Anfield. However, Javier Manquillo drew a foul in the penalty area to set up Gerrard's game-saving score, something he's done countless times in his career.
Mario Balotelli    F    Liverpool
Balotelli scored in the 82nd minute of Liverpool's 2-1 Champions League victory over Ludogorets on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

With Daniel Sturridge still sidelined with a thigh injury, Balotelli continues to lead the line for the Reds. Despite just joining the squad, he seems to have good chemistry with those around to set him up, and he'll take that into Saturday's Premier League match against West Ham.
Ibrahim Afellay    M    Olympiacos
Afellay had a goal and an assist during Olympiacos' 3-2 Champions League victory over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Afellay helped Olympiacos in a big way by taking a valuable three points before they face Malmo on Oct. 1, potentially getting them to six points through two matches.
Cristian Ansaldi    D    Atlético Madrid
Ansaldi picked up an assist in Atletico Madrid's 3-2 Champions League loss at Olympiacos on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Ansaldi, who is on loan from Zenit St. Petersburg, was an unused substitute in two of the last three La Liga matches, although he was able to grab a clean sheet in the season-opener. Atletico are a very good defensive team, so if he can solidify a spot in the starting XI, he should get his fair share of clean sheets.
Koke    M    Atlético Madrid
Koke picked up an assist during Atletico Madrid's 3-2 Champions League loss at Olympiacos on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Koke has now picked up an assist in three straight club matches in all competitions, with two coming during La Liga play. He is excellent at setting up others, as evidenced by the 13 assists he had during league play last season.
Antoine Griezmann    F    Atlético Madrid
Griezmann came on for Gabi in the 56th minute and then scored in the 86th during Atletico Madrid's 3-2 Champions League loss at Olympiacos on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Griezmann has yet to break through into a starting role at Atletico after transferring from Real Sociedad last month. He scored 16 goals in 35 La Liga appearances last season, so it's likely only a matter of time before he earns a starting role and the goals start to come.
Mario Mandzukic    F    Atlético Madrid
Mandzukic scored in the 38th minute of Atletico Madrid's 3-2 Champions League loss at Olympiacos on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Mandzukic is coming off an 18-goal season for Bayern Munich, and while he will have to work harder for his goals this season, he is still expected to easily reach double-digit goals. He now has two goals in his last three club matches in all competitions and he'll look to keep it going Saturday against Celta Vigo.
Kojo    M    Juventus
Asamoah had an excellent back-heel flick that Carlos Tevez put in the back of the net to open the scoring in Juventus' 2-0 Champions League win over Malmo on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Asamoah took six shots during the game as well, making him very active on the attack. He only had two goals and three assists in 32 Serie A matches last season, so an explosion in offensive output is probably not warranted.
Gianluigi Buffon    G    Juventus
Buffon needed to make only one save, though it was a beauty, in Juventus' 2-0 Champions League win over Malmo on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Buffon is in excellent form right now, as he has yet to allow a goal this season while wearing a Juve shirt, with one clean sheet in the Champions League and two in Serie A play. Up next is a trip to face AC Milan on Saturday.