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3. Liga, Germany (tier 3)
Hilal El-Helwe – SV Meppen
On June 12, Hilal El-Helwe was the first Lebanese player to score in an official game after the worldwide break due to the covid-19 pandemic.
El-Helwe scored for SV Meppen but his team lost 3-2 against Hallescher FC. Three days later, El-Helwe played 10 minutes in SV Meppen’s away win 3-1 against FC Viktoria Köln.
SV Meppen occupy now the 10th place in the league with 8 games left, are 9 points away from the leader and 8 points away from the second (direct promotion) and third (promotion playoffs).
1. HNL, Croatia (tier 1)
Bassel Jradi – HNK Hajduk Split
On June 11, Bassel Jradi was a starter during his team’s (HNK Hajduk Split) important away win 1-0 against NK Istra 1961.
The battle for the Champions League Qualification spot (2nd place) is really intense as 4 teams will battle it out with 10 games left. Hajduk are currently second with 51 points thanks to a better goal difference than Rijeka.
1. Allsvenskan, Sweden (tier 1)
Felix Michel Melki – AIK Fotboll
On June 15, in the first game of the Sweden Allsvenskan 2020-2021 season, Felix Michel Melki played as a center back! He helped his team win an important away game (0-1) against Örebero SK as he lasted 75 minutes.
Melki is so versatile that he can play anywhere on the pitch – except as a goalkeeper! He used to play with his former club in Sweden as a central defender. Besides, he is playing with the national team as a defensive midfielder, and even played few games with AIK last season as a striker!