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11th Jan 2016

Oxford midfielder’s FA Cup giant-killing heroics are being recognised in Italy

Da Roofe is on fire...

Kevin Beirne

What a week it has been for Oxford United and Kemar Roofe.

The League 2 side recorded the first real giant-killing of this season’s FA Cup when they toppled Swansea 3-2 on Sunday.

Roofe found the back of the net twice, and is already being linked with a Premier League move for his efforts.

But the 23-year-old’s admirers are not only on these shores, as Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport named the midfielder in their European team of the week alongside the likes of Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale and PSG’s Thiago Motta.

Still, we bet Bournemouth’s Glenn Murray is a little annoyed to have his place in the team overshadowed by his lower-league counterpart – and we’re not too sure about the selection of Hector Bellerin as a central defender.