EA released a batch of special orange ‘Man of the Match’ cards Friday, paying homage to some stellar performances in Europe’s various domestic cups this past week.
Items of note include Bayern Münich’s center-attacking midfielder Thiago Alcantara and Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou from Portuguese side SL Benfica. This is Thiago’s second MOTM in as many weeks, after he contributed two goals in Bayern’s 5-1 victory over Arsenal in the Champions League Round of 16.
Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul of Newcastle United, currently on loan at the Eredivisie’s AZ Alkmaar, also gets a shout for his clean sheet and dominating performance against Cambuur. His heroics in a 3-2 penalty shootout win saw Alkmaar through to the KNVB Cup final.
Others in this batch of MOTMs include Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky, and Serbian center-midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, whose goal for Lazio was pivotal to their 2-0 win over AS Roma in the first leg of the Coppa-Italia semi-final.
These items will be available in packs for one week, and will expire on Friday, March 11th at 7 p.m. ET and midnight GMT. Happy packing!