It was a week in of upsets, records and, of course, goals. Here’s the best of what we spotted.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) – Nike Hypervenom Phantom II
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) September 27, 2015
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s two goals against Darmstadt resulted in him becoming the first player to score in the first seven matches of a Bundesliga season – a quite incredible achievement. Aubemayang’s two brought him to a whopping ten goals in seven, a figure he’d be hoping to add to when Dortmund travel to Bayern next weekend. Aubemayang was in the release colourway of the Nike Hypervenom Phantom, though expect to see him change into the exciting new Electro Flare pack when they roll out.
Nikola Kalanic (ACF Fiorentina) – Nike Mercurial Vapor X
Fiorentina’s last 11 games in Serie A: WWWWWWLWWWW Goals: 26 Conceded: 9 Points won: 30/33 Top of the table. pic.twitter.com/awIzLVgAIR
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 27, 2015
Fiorentina caused a major upset in Serie A over the weekend, thumping Inter Milan 4-1 and, in doing so, leapfrogging them to the top of the table. It’s Fiorentina’s first time since 1999 at the top, and the result against Inter was in large thanks to Nikola Kalanic who scored a hat trick. Kalanic was in the Silver Storm Nike Mercurial Vapor. Released back in June, the Silver Storm Pack was launched just in time for the culmination of last season.
Steven Gerrard (LA Galaxy) – adidas ACE15
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) September 28, 2015
Steven Gerrard scored his second goal for the LA Galaxy, as they moved top of the Western Conference. Wearing the adidas ACE15, Gerrard scored the third in LA’s 3-2 win over Dallas, with the Galaxy’s other two designated players, Robbie Keane and Giovani Dos Santos chipping in with the first two.
Hatem Ben Arfa (OGC Nice) – adidas X15
— OGC Nice (@ogcnice) September 27, 2015
Hatem Ben Arfa’s scored two against Nice, with the second, in particular, an incredible individual piece of play. Ben Arfa has enjoyed a near perfect start with Nice and now sits joint-top of the Ligue 1 top scorers chart with 6 goals in 8. The former Newcastle man was, at one point, a pretty high profile Nike player but has opted for a change this season and is wearing the adidas X15. A suitable change for a player known for his unpredictability.
Alexis Sanchez – Nike Mercurial Superfly
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 27, 2015
Despite being prolific since his arrival at Arsenal last season, Alexis Sanchez only just scored his first hat-trick for the Gunners. Arsenal overcame a Leicester side, who have made an unexpectedly strong start to the season, 5-2. Being one of Nike, and the Mercurial Superfly’s, top men it was no surprise to see Sanchez in the brand new Electro Flare colorway. Released just last week, it’s indicative of the shift to shorter nights but ever intensifying football.
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) – Nike Hypervenom Phantom II
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) September 20, 2015
After being out of the spotlight for close to six months, Daniel Sturridge made a roaring return with a two goal haul in Liverpool’s crucial 3-2 win over Aston Villa. Unlike Sanchez, who has made the switch into the latest Nike colorway, Sturridge was wearing an older Hypervenom Phantom II colorway. Released somewhat conspicuously in mid-July, the orange look was designed as a brighter alternative the original release colorway.
That’s all for this week. Let us know what you spotted in the comments section!