Frontrunner in the UEFA Europa League form tracker, Nabil Fekir made his 20-minute cameo count for Lyon, while Omar Colley and Ruslan Malinovskiy were among the stars of Genk's 5-2 win.
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Lyon stormed into a 4-2 round of 16 first-leg lead against Roma, with FedEx Performance Zone kingpin Nabil Fekir enhancing his reputation – despite spending most of the night on the bench. We track the big movers.
1: Nabil Fekir (Lyon)
Forward Fekir started his side's victory over Roma top of the ranking – and also on the bench – but scored within three minutes of coming on to cement his No1 status. Five goals in his last three UEFA Europa League matches: that's form.
13: Omar Colley (Genk)
Colley struck in Genk's 5-2 win at Gent, but 15 clearances, six interceptions and five successful aerial duels were what propelled him so high up the standings. "I played really solid, together with the other defenders as we know how dangerous [Gent's] forwards can be," the Gambian told UEFA.com. "I did my best to keep a clean sheet – that did not happen, but we still ended up with a great lead, so I think I did well."
22: Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht)
Dendoncker won five aerial duels and four tackles as Anderlecht kept the only clean sheet of the night, prevailing 1-0 at APOEL. "We can be really satisfied," the midfielder told UEFA.com. "I am happy, as I always try to do my best. I won a lot and worked hard for the team, which is the most important thing. I hope we win the second match too."
29: Yann Sommer (Gladbach)
Schalke fought back from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Gladbach, but would have had a foot in the quarter-finals but for Yann Sommer. The Swiss keeper's eight saves included stunning efforts to deny Johannes Geis and Guido Burgstaller.
47: Ruslan Malinovskiy (Genk)
The Genk midfielder's free-kick against Gent may have been goal of the night, and he got an assist too. "The 5-2 win is a great gift to ourselves – scoring five goals is not something you expect," the Ukrainian told UEFA.com. "But we have to stay focused because we all saw what Barcelona did against Paris. I scored a great goal, but I will carry on training to improve."
51: Nicolae Stanciu (Anderlecht)
The Romanian's fourth goal of this UEFA Europa League campaign ended APOEL's 33-match unbeaten home run in all competitions and moved him 61 places up the chart. "I am very happy with the goal and my performance in general, but I am happier with the team," he told UEFAcom. "When the team wins, it is better for every individual."
54: Peter Ankersen (København)
The Danish full-back supplied the assist for Andreas Cornelius's winner in the 2-1 success over Ajax, and was excellent defensively, making four clearances and two blocks. "I closed down [Amin] Younes very well, cleared the ball a few times and blocked some shots," he told UEFA.com. "I am very happy with my assist and think I had a good game.”
Patrik Andersson's view
My Gladbach gave me a few nervous moments last night; on the balance of play they should have lost at Schalke, so I was cheering Yann Sommer as he hauled his way up the FedEx rankings with some great saves. Lyon were excellent too – they have done well to keep Nabil Fekir and Alexandre Lacazette for this long – but with five goals, Genk were the busiest attacking side of the evening, with everyone involved in pushing forward. Ruslan Malinovskiy will be telling his grandchildren about that free-kick one day, too. What a hit.
Patrik Andersson is a former Bayern München, Barcelona and Borussia Mönchengladbach defender. He won 96 caps for Sweden, reaching the semi-finals of EURO '92 and the 1994 FIFA World Cup, and was part of the Bayern side that won the UEFA Champions League in 2001 – he made the UEFA.com user's Team of the Year that year.
He retired in 2005 and now lives in Stockholm, venue for this season's UEFA Europa League final. He is serving as ambassador for the showpiece and is this campaign's FedEx Performance Zone ambassador.