Alejandro Bedoya continued his strong run of form for French Ligue 1 side Nantes, twice putting his name on the scoresheet. Last Wednesday, the attacking midfielder came on in the 105th minute before heading home the game-winner two minutes from the final whistle in the club’s 4-3 extra time win against Bordeaux. With the win, les Canaris advanced to a quarterfinal date on March 2 at Ligue 2 side Sochaux.Bedoya was back in action with Nantes on Saturday and continued to produce by providing an assist on Adryan’s 10th minute goal as the club earned a 2-1 victory against Lorient. With the win, Nantes improve their unbeaten run to 15 matches across all competitions (7-0-8), keeping them sixth in the Ligue 1 table (10-7-9; 39 pts.), just one point behind Nice for a Champions League qualifying spot. Bedoya has gone a long way to contribute to Nantes’ unbeaten run, recording four goals and two assists in the clubs last seven matches across all competitions.
In Germany, Fabian Johnson bagged his fifth goal of the Bundesliga season, finishing off a beautiful counterattack in the 14th minute of Borussia Monchengladbach’s 3-2 defeat at Hamburg. With the loss, Monchengladbach fell to seventh in the Bundesliga (10-9-2; 32 pts.) and will hope to bounce back in Saturday’s home match against Cologne.
Fabian Johnson scores his fifth goal of the Bundesliga season to give Gladbach a 1-0 lead in Hamburg. https://t.co/qThtm9eGd9— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) February 14, 2016
In the second division, Bobby Wood went on a great individual run to score his second goal in as many games since returning from the winter break as Union Berlin downed his old club 1860 Munich 3-0 (WATCH). Wood’s ninth goal of the season keeps him in a tie for third in goals scored in the league. The victory also pushed Union Berlin (6-9-6; 24 pts.) to 12th in the 2.Bundesliga table ahead of their clash with RB Leipzig on Friday.
Elsewhere in Germany, John Brooks played the full 90 minutes in Hertha Berlin’s 2-0 defeat at Stuttgart, Alfredo Morales made an 81st minute cameo in Ingolstadt’s 2-0 defeat at Wolfsburg, while Andrew Wooten started and played the first 67 minutes of Sandhausen’s 1-1 draw at Heidenheim in second division play.
In England, DeAndre Yedlin returned to the starting lineup for Sunderland, going the distance at right back in the Black Cats’ 2-1 first home win against Manchester United since 1997. In the Championship, midfielder Emerson Hyndman made an 86th minute cameo for Fulham in their resounding 3-0 win at Queens Park Rangers. Tim Ream was unavailable due to illness.
In Mexico, Club Leon (4-2-0; 12 pts.) moved back to winning ways after two straight defeats, with William Yarbrough making two saves in their 1-0 away win at Chivas de Guadalajara Sunday afternoon. Club Leon sit third in the Liga MX table, just two points behind Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca. On Sunday night, the U.S. center back started and played 68 minutes before being withdrawn for attacker Jose Martinez as los Tuzos scored four goals after the 80th minute to defeat Puebla 5-2. With the win, Pachuca remain the lone undefeated side in the Liga MX Clausura at 4-0-2 (14 pts.)
One day earlier, Edgar Castillo played 66 minutes in Monterrey’s 2-1 away win at Santos Laguna, keeping the side at the top of the Liga MX table. U.S. youth international Paul Arriola entered in the 80th minute of Club Tijuana’s 2-1 win at Tigres.