As one of the few Ghanaians playing in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League,
the Ghanaian midfielder gave a good account of his growing reputation.
His performances since the inception of the season will give Argentine coach,
Diego Pablo Simeone, selection headache in the midfield positions.
After grabbing a face saving goal for Ghana in an abysmal outing against
Congo during the first of a double header against the Central African side.
He followed that rich vein of form with a man-of-the-match performance with
a scintillating hat trick against the same opponents, eventually being voted as
CAF best player during the international break.
The Ghanaian midfield enforcer started the game alongside Gabi in midfield
against AS Roma. There were flashes of each side’s intent to grab the win on
match day 1, and stay at par with Chelsea in Group C.
Despite the efforts of Atletico’s front men, they found Alisson Becker too big a
stumbling block to go past.
The Brazilian shot stopper made 10 crucial saves to deny Antoine Griezmann,
Luciano Dario Vietto, and Saul Niguez from scoring and secured an important
point for the Giallorossi.
On the night, Thomas Teye Partey was not overwhelmed by the grand
occasion at the Stadio Olimpico, as the Odumase-Krobo born player gave a
good account of himself and enhanced his status as a midfield enforcer.
Partey made 58 passes, with 93% pass accuracy, covered a distance of 10.9
km, made a single clearance, and suffered 3 fouls in the game.
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