Domestic Leagues

Big wins and shocking defeats. – Results from the early rounds of the league title race in in Europe’s top 5 leagues. .

 

French Ligue 1 – Paris St. Germain adding up the wins to clise in on their ‘rightful’ position.

 

Lille 2-0 Nantes
Goal Scorers – Lille – Nicolas Pallois 43′(og) Burak Yilmaz 87′

Saint-Etienne 0-3 Rennes
Goal Scorers – Rennes -Naif Aguerd 33′ Sehrou Guirassy 53′ Adrien Hunou 89′

Marseille 1-1 Metz
Goal Scorers – Marseille – Morgan Sanson 90+5′
Goal Scorers – Metz – Ibrahima Niane 71′

Bordeaux 0-0 nice

Angers 3-2 Brest
Goal Scorers – Angers – Sada Thioub 22′ Ismael Traore 78′ Angelo Fulgini 80′
Goal Scorers – Brest -Steve Mounie 3′ Gaetan Charbonnier 32′

Dijon 2-2 Montpellier
Goal Scorers – Dijon – Eric Ebimbe 8′ Bruno Manga 60′
Goal Scorers – Montpellier – Andy Delort 50′ Teji Savanier 90′

Monaco 3-2 Strasbourg
Goal Scorers – Monaco – Wissam Ben Yedder 9′ 53′ Ruben Aguilar 45+2′
Goal Scorers – Strabourg – Mehdi Chahiri 45+2′ Ludovic Ajorque 70′(pen)

Nimes 1-1 Lens
Goal Scorers – Nimes – Zinedine Ferhat 87′
Goal Scorers – Lens – Ignatius Ganago 34′

Lorient 1-1 Lyon
Goal Scorers – Lorient – Yoane Wissa 63′
Goal Scorers – Lyon – Leo Dubois 74′

Reims 0-2 Paris St. Germain
Goal Scorers – Paris St. Germain – Mauro Icardi 51′ 62′

 

 

After 5 rounds into the Ligue 1 season.

Rennes beat Saint-Etienne to take the top spot in the league.
Saint-Etienne falls from the top to 4th after their first defeat.

Montpellier holds on to 3rd place with just a point.
A late penalty allowed Monpellier to save a point against Dijon.

Monaco moved up to 5th with a narrow win.
Even with the numerical disadvantage of having two players sent off on a red card, Monaco was able to hold on and pick up 3 more points with a 3-2 win against Strasbourg.

Paris St. Germain is creeping up. 4 points from the top.
Paris St. Germain put a string of wins together after a 2-0 win at Reims. Mauro Icardi was the only goal scorer in the game.

Lyon dropped more points after a ‘1-1’ draw at Lorient.
3 draws isn’t helping Lyon’s cause at the moment, but they moved up from 12th to 11th in the standings.

Strasbourg, Reims, and Dijon stayed bottom three; with bottom table Dijon the only side to pick up a point.

Lile took three points against Nantes through a late own goal in the first half and a late goal from the penalty spot in the second.

Morgan Sanson salvaged a point for Marseille with a goal deep into additional time. Marsielle shared the points with Metz.

Bordeaux shares a point with Nice in a goalless draw.

Angers came from behind to beat Brest to a 3-2 win.

Newly-promoted Lens picked up a point against Nimes.

Spanish La Liga – Alteico Madrid, Barcelona, and Sevilla joined the title race with a win. 

Alaves 0-0 Getafe

Valencia 1-1 Huesca
Goal Scorers – Valencia – Daniel Wass 38′
Goal Scorers – Huesca -Dimitris Siovas 63′

Elche 0-3 Real Sociedad
Goal Scorers – Real Sociedad – Cristian Portu 55′ Adnan Januzaj 77′(pen) Roberto Lopez 90+4′

Real Betis 2-3 Real Madrid
Goal Scorers – Real Betis – Aissa Mandi 35′ William Carvalho 37′
Goal Scorers – Real Madrid – Federico Valverde 14′ Emerson 48′(og) Sergio Ramos 82′

Osasuna 1-3 Levante
Goal Scorers – Osasuna – Roberto Torres 38′
Goal Scorers – Levante -Gonzalo Melero 41′ Roger 77′ Jose Luis Morales 81′

Eibar 1-2 Athletic Club
Goal Scorers – Eibar – Kike 48′
Goal Scorers – Athletic Club – 40′ 87′

Atlético Madrid 6-1 Granada
Goal Scorers – Atlético Madrid – Diego Costa 9′ Angel Correa 47′ Joao Felix 65′ Marcos Llorente 72′ Luis Suarez 85′ 90+4′
Goal Scorers – Granada – Jorge Molina 87′

Cadiz 1-3 Sevilla
Goal Scorers – Cadiz – Salvi Sanchez 48′
Goal Scorers – Sevilla – Luuk de Jong 65′ Munir El Haddadi 90′ Ivan Rakitic 90+6′

Real Valladolid 1-1 Celta Vigo
Goal Scorers – Real Valladolid – Sergi Guardiola 66′
Goal Scorers – Celta Vigo – Iago Aspas 44′

Barcelona 4-0 Villarreal
Goal Scorers – Barcelona – Ansu Fati 15′ 19′ Lionel Messi 35′ Pau Torres 45′(og)

 

 

Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, and Sevilla kicked off their season with three points.

Despite both teams suffering a defeat over the round, Real Betis and Granada currently lead the title race on 6 points.

The round began with a goalless draw between Alaves and Getafe.

Valencia and Huesca shae the point after a 1-1 draw.

Real Socieded leap to 3rd after handing Elche a defeat in their opening match of the season.
Real Sociedad found three second-half goals to grab three points against newly promoted Elche.

Real Madrid uses a late penalty to beat Real Betis. As expected, Sergio Ramos was Real Madrid’s scorer.

Levante came from behind to beat Osasuna by 3 goals to 1.

Unai Lopez’s brase won it for Athletic Club against Eibar. Lopez had to score to give and to then to restore the lead for Athletic Club to win against Eibar.

Granada suffered their first defeat after getting a hammering from Atletico Madrid.
Luis Suarez scored two and assisted one goal in Atletico Madrid’s impressive 6-1 victory against Granada.

Sevilla handed Cadiz a defeat. Sevilla came from a goal down to get a win in their first league match of the season.

Ansu Fati opened the scoring for Koeman’s era. Fati scored Barcelona’s opening goals in the 4-0 season opener win against Villarreal.

 

German Bundesliga – Hoffenheim shocked the defending champions. Bayern is beated 4-1. 

 

Hertha Berlin 1-3 Frankfurt
Goal Scorers – Hertha Berlin – Martin Hinteregger 78′(og)
Goal Scorers – Frankfurt – Andre Silva 30′ Bas Dost 37′ Sebastian Rode 71′

Arminia Bielefeld 1-0 FC Koln
Goal Scorers – Arminia Bielefeld – Joan Simun Edmundsson 78′

Augsburg 2-0 Dortmund
Goal Scorers – Augsburg – Felix Uduokhai 40′ Daniel Caligiuri 54′

Leverkusen 1-1 RB Liepig
Goal Scorers – Leverkusen – Kerem Demirbay 20′
Goal Scorers – RB Leipzig – Emil Forsberg 14′

Monchengladbach 1-1 Union Berlin
Goal Scorers – Monchengladbach – Marcus Thuram 56′
Goal Scorers – Union Berlin – Nico Schlotterbeck 80′

Mainz 1-4 Stuttgart
Goal Scorers – Mainz – Robin Quaison 13′
Goal Scorers – Stuttgart -Silas Wamangituka Fundu 45′ Daniel Didavi 61′ Mateo Klimowicz 80′ Sasa Klajdzic 86′

Schalke 1-3 Werder Bremen
Goal Scorers – Schalke – Mark Uth 90+3′
Goal Scorers – Werder Bremen – Niclas Fulkrug 22′ 37′ 59′ (pen)

Hoffenheim 4-1 Bayern Munich
Goal Scorers – Hoffenheim – Ermin Bicakcic 16′ Munas Dabbur 24′ Andrej Kramaric 45+2′ 77′ Goal Scorers – Bayern Munich -Joshua Kimmich 36′

Freiburg 1-1 Wolfsburg
Goal Scorers – Freiburg – Nil Petersen 11′
Goal Scorers – Wolfsburg – Josip Brekalo 42′

 

 

 

Last season’s top 4 teams were all on the losing side.
Dortmund
RB Leipzig
Monchengladbach
Bayern Munich

Hoffenheim stayed perfected and on top of the standings after beating the best teams in Europe.

Augsburg tagged along with Hoffenheim after beating the second best team in Germany.

Frankfurt picked up three points at Berlin.

Arminia Bielefeld win 1-0 in Cologne.

First shocking result of the round was Dortmund getting ‘2-0’ beaten in Augsburg.

RB Leipzig share the points with Leverkusen.

Borussia Monchengladbach share the points with Union Berlin.

Stuttgart came from an early goal down to beat Mainz by 4 goals to 1.

Werder Bremen picked up a comfortable win against Schalke.

The biggest shock of the round was Bayern Munich’s beating at Hoffenheim. The result and the scoreline was unexpected. (4-1)

Frieburg and Wolfsburg share the point in the final match of the round.

 

English Premier League

 

Brighton 2-3 Manchester United
Goal Scorers – Brighton – Neal Maupay 40′(pen) Solly March 90+5′
Goal Scorers – Manchester United – Lewis Dunk 43′(og) Marcus Rashford 55′ Bruno Fernandes 90+11′

Crystal Palace 1-1 Everton
Goal Scorers – Crystal Palace – Cheikhou Kouyate 26′
Goal Scorers – Everton – Dominic Calvert-Lewin 10′ Richarlison 40′(pen)

West Brom 3-3 Chelsea
Goal Scorers – West Brom – Callum Robinson 4′ 25′ Kyle Bartley 27′
Goal Scorers – Chelsea – Mason Mount 55′ Callum Hudson-Odoi 70′ Tammy Abraham 90+3′

Burnley 0-1 Southampton
Goal Scorers – Southampton -Danny ings 5′

Sheffield United 0-1 Leeds
Goal Scorers – Leeds – Patrick Bamford 88′

Tottenham 1-1 Newcastle
Goal Scorers – Tottenham – Lucas Moura 25′
Goal Scorers – Newcastle – Callum Wilson 90+7′(pen)

Manchester City 2-5 Leicester City
Goal Scorers – Manchester City – Riyad Marhrez 4′ Nathan Ake 84′
Goal Scorers – Leicester City – Jamie Vardy 37′(pen) 54′ 58′(pen) James Maddison 77′ Youri Tielemans 88′(pen)

West Ham United 4-0 Wolves
Goal Scorers – West Ham United – Jarrod Bowen 17′ 57′ Raul Jimenez 66′(og) Sebastien Haller 90+3′

Fulham 0-3 Aston Villa
Goal Scorers – Aston Villa – Jack Grealish 4′ Conor Hourihane 15′ Tyrone Mings 48′

Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal
Goal Scorers – Liverpool – Sadio Mane 28′ Andrew Robertson 34′ Diogo Jota 88′
Goal Scorers – Arsenal – Alexandre Lacazette 25′

 

Liverpool is right behind Leicester after taking down another London team.
Both Manchester teams are on three points with a game in hand.

Aston Villa, Everton, Leicester City, and Liverpool are the teams with a perfect start.
Aston Villa still has a game in hand.

Everton got the bigger portion of the three goals scored in the first half to stay perfect while handing Crystal Palace their first defeat of the season. Richarlison scored a penalty in the 40th-minute to restore Everton’s lead and made it another three points.

Chelsea fought back to rescue a point after going three goals down in the opening half. Pre-season expectations will see it as points dropped for Chelsea, but West Brom will be kicking themselves for losing a three goal lead within 45 minutes.

Danny Ings’s early goal in the 5th-minute gave Southampton a win at Burnley.

Leeds United picked up another three points after beating Sheffield United. Patrick Bamford’s 88th-minute goal gave Leeds United another win since their opening day defeat against the defending champions.

Late penalty (handball) allowed Newcastle to leave London with a point against Tottenham.

Leicester City earned top spot after demolishing Manchester City.
Had Vardy stayed on the field a little longer, he might have finished the game with 4 goals (3 penalties). The shock of the round was seeing Manchester City hammered 5-goals at home. Jamie Vary scored three goals as Leicester City came from an early goal down to pick up a 5-2 win at the Etihad Stadium.

The next shocking result of the round was Wolves getting trashed in London by West Ham.

Fulham stayed consistent and made it 3 defeats in three matches, after a 3-0 defeat at home to fellow promoted side Aston Villa. Fulham have conceded 10 goals and scored an average on a goal a game in their opening 3 matches. They rightfully sit at the bottom of the league table.

Arsenal ends their winning run with a defeat at Liverpool.
Liverpool passed another test by beating another London outfit. Liverpool quickly came from a goal down to go into the half with a 2-1 lead. Newly signed Diogo Jota came from the bench and scored the only goal of the second-half to make it a 3-1 win for Liverpool against Arsenal.

 

Italian Serie A

 

Torino 2-4 Atalanta
Goal Scorers – Torino – Andrea Belotti 11′ 43′
Goal Scorers – Atalanta – Papu Gomez 13′ Luis Muriel 21′ Hans Hateboer 42′ Marten de Roon 54′

Cagliari 0-2 Lazio
Goal Scorers – Lazio – Lazzari 4′ Ciro Immobile 74′

Sampdoria 2-3 Benevento
Goal Scorers – Sampdoria – Fabio Quagliarella 8′ Colley 18′
Goal Scorers – Benevento – Luca Caldirola 33′ 72′ Gaetano Letizia 88′

Inter Milan 4-3 Fiorentina
Goal Scorers – Inter Milan – Lautaro Martinez 45+2′ Federico Ceccherini 52′(og) Romelu Lukaku 87′ Danilo D’Ambrosio 89′
Goal Scorers – Fiorentina – Christian Kouame 3′ Gaetano Castrovilli 57′ Federico Chiesa 63′

Spezia 1-4 Sassuolo
Goal Scorers – Spezia – Andrey Galabinov 30′
Goal Scorers – Sassuolo – Filip Djuricic 12′ Domenico Berardi 64′(pen) Gregoire Defrel 66′ Francesco Caputo 76′

Hellas Verona 1-0 Udinese
Goal Scorers – Hellas Verona – Andrea Favilli 57′

Napoli 6-0 Genoa
Goal Scorers – Napoli – Hirving Lozano 10′ 65′ Piotr Zielinski 46′ Dries Mertens 57′ Eljif Elmas 69′ Matteo Politano 72′

Crotone 0-2 AC Milan
Goal Scorers – AC Milan – Franck Kessie 45+2′ Brahim Diaz 50′

Roma 2-2 Juventus
Goal Scorers – Roma – Jordan Veretout 31′(pen) 45+1′
Goal Scorers – Juventus – Cristiano Ronaldo 44′(pen) 69′

Bologna 4-1 Parma
Goal Scorers – Bologna – Roberto Soriano 16′ 30; Andreas Skov-Olsen 56′ Rodrigo Palacio 90+1′
Goal Scorers – Parma – Hernani 67′

 

Atalanta, Lazio, Inter Milan, and newly-promoted Benevento joined the title race with a win.
Napoli clear at the top; averaging 4 goals a game and conceding none.
The top three teams in the standings are on 6 points and there is nothing to separate the 2nd and 3rd.

Perfect winning record
Napoli
Hellas Verona
AC Milan
Atalanta
Lazio
Inter Milan
Benevento

Nothing is between Juvenuts and Sassuolo

Sampdoria blew a 2-goal lead to lose against newly-promoted Benevento.

Franck Ribery played a great game to help Fiorentina to a lead his side couldn’t keep. Inter Milan crawled back from two goals behind to win 4-3 against Fiorentina. The result allowed inter Milan to start their season with a win.

Newly-promoted Spezia a beaten 4-1 in their opening match of the season by Sassuolo.

Andrea Failli scored the only goal of the match for Hellas Verona to get a win at home against Udinese.

Napoli dropped 6 on Genoa.

No Zlatan, No problem. AC Milan found the winning goals against Crotone.

Jordan Veretout and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored a brace that included a goal from the penalty spot. Veretout did it for Roma, Cristinao did it for Juventus. Roma and Juventus both pick up a point.

Roberto Soriano scored a brace as Genoa got their first win of the season through a 4-1 win against Parma.

 

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