The goals have dried up a bit for Panathinaikos forward Federico Machedathis season. The Italian player started the season with goals from where he stopped in the last campaign but he has failed to find the back of the net like before in the past three months. Federico Macheda hit an impressive 14 goals in 33 league outings last term at the rate of almost one goal in two league games but has struggled to maintain that ratio this season.
Only Youssef El-Arabi scored more goals than Federico Macheda in the Greek Super League last season. The Moroccan international scored 20 goals for Olympiacos who emerged victorious as far as the league title is concerned at the end of the season. Atromitos attacker GiorgosManousos andNelson Oliviera of AEK scored 14 league goals alongside Federico Macheda. Aris forward Bruno Gama was fifth on the list of the highest goalscorers with 12 goals.Federico Macheda scored two goals in his first four league matches this term before going on a run of five games without finding the back of the net.The Italian broke his goalless run during the home game with Panaitolikos. He scored one of the goals as Panathinaikos beat their visitors 2-1. Federico Macheda scored the first goal of the game to set his team on the path of victory. He also scored the opener as Panathinaikos beat rivals AEK Athens 2-1 away from home and the Italian striker was responsible for the opening goal.
Federico Macheda has been able tosettle down in Greece after many trials in other countries. The Italian had been an unfulfilled journeyman until he left Italian team Novara at the end of his contract to sign for Panathinaikos in Greece in the summer of 2018. Federico Machedahas not scored in each of his last four league games.