He is not at the top of the list of league scorers, not even in the top three of his team, but his contribution to 1/3 of her goals says it all about his contribution. The reason for Manuel Torres, who is one of the great protagonists of the amazing course of AEL.
The Spanish winger is having an incredible season with the blue and yellows and is one of the main reasons that the Limassol team is constantly either at the top or very close to it (at -1 at the moment).
In the derby with Apollon, in fact, where AEL got its 13th victory in 14 games in Tsirio (remained undefeated), Torres was involved in both goals, as in addition to scoring the second… “made” the first, when shot forcing Dimitriou to an unstable repulse before Georgiou scored.
And he may not have been credited with assists, but he already has plenty of them and thanks to his goal against the blue and whites, he became the first football player in the league to have at least five goals and an equal number of assists!
Assists, to be precise, are… double his goals, since so far he has “served” goals to his teammates ten times and is in second place in the league, one assist behind Jan Letsiaks.
However, in addition to surpassing the Czech back of Omonia and becoming the first assisted player in the league, Torres is chasing another peak, namely the first place in the sum of goals and assists.
With five goals and ten assists, the Spaniard has been involved in 15 goals and is equal to the second place in the relevant list with Berat Sadik (11 goals, four assists), being here only one goal behind the first, which is Nicolas Dignini ( 13 goals, three assists).
It is noted that the 30-year-old Andalusian ace has direct participation (with goals or assists, that is) in 35% (!) Of AEL goals in the championship (15/43). And it goes without saying that, as long as Torres continues his… violin, the blue and yellows of Limassol will have a very strong “weapon” in their attempt to be the first to cut the thread.