Euro-Star: Gyokeres the focus after another stand out Sporting showing


Euro-Star this week heads back to Portugal to focus on another perfect 10 showing from a Sporting CP forward. In total, there for five perfect WhoScored 10 performances across Europe over the past weekend. Kylian Mbappe and Jamal Musiala both achieved the feat for PSG and Bayern Munich, respectively, while Paulinho and Nuno Santos did so as Sporting tore Boavista to shreds in Lisbon. 


However, as per, we give the people want they want. Our X followers have voted for Viktor Gyokeres was the focus of Euro-Star, with the Swedish forward featuring for the second time having claimed 41.5% of the vote. 


Ruben Amorim's men head into the international break top of Liga Portugal by one point and with a game in hand as they made light work of Boavista at the Estadio Jose Alvalade. Boavista have been poor on the road this season and it was Sporting who handed them their heaviest away defeat of the campaign so far. 


Sporting's 6-1 win marked Gyokeres' 11th player of the match showing of the Liga Portugal campaign as the Swede hit double figures for both goals (22) and assists (10) with a sensational showing in the Portuguese capital on Sunday night. Indeed, Gyokeres was directly involved in four of Sporting's six goals, netting a hat-trick from a whopping nine shots. 


The assist for Santos' strike midway through the second half came from one of two key passes as Gyokeres gave a timely reminder is his quality ahead of the international break. As one might expect, the 25-year-old is a wanted man as the summer transfer window begins to loom on the horizon. Premier League pair Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with a move for the Sweden international, while a host of Europe's heavyweights will attempt to lure Sporting's club-record signing away from Lisbon in the off-season. 



It wasn't just Gyokeres' performance in front of goal that caught the eye either. Yes, a striker's primary objective is to put the ball in the back of the net but there is more to forward's game. He showcased this quality against Boavista as he completed two dribbles and mustered an 86.4% pass success rate. The impressive hold up play and desire to bring teammates into action is a key asset for a player operating as the lone forward, and one that would appeal to interested parties. 


Those in attendance in the win over Boavista, then, would have suitably impressed by yet another stand out performance from Gyokeres. The victory marked his second perfect 10 showing of the campaign as he once more proved why he is one of Europe's hottest forwards at present.

Euro-Star: Gyokeres the focus after another stand out Sporting showing