Saturday 18 September is the fabulous day of the week for the famous European soccer leagues!
The main events of Saturday in European football.
English Premier League
|Liverpool – Crystal Palace – 3:0 (Mane, 43. Salah, 78. Keita, 89).|
Before the starting whistle at Anfield, the three names most often mentioned – Alexander-Arnold, Robertson and Manet – thanks in large part to Mane, who hit Crystal Palace in the ninth game in a row. For the Senegalese, this goal was the 100th goal for Liverpool.
|Manchester City – Southampton – 0:0.|
However, Southampton, which still have no victories, stuck and defended an away draw with the champion. When GAR helped to cancel the goal in stoppage time, their head coach Ralf Hasenhüttl celebrated the decision as if his team had just scored a goal. Meanwhile, the video referee earlier helped to make the decision in favor of City, canceling the penalty kick and Walker’s red card, although many believe the defender did break the rules against Armstrong. In general, the outcome can hardly be called illogical, since the players of Josep Guardiola, after six goals against Leipzig in the Champions League, struck only one shot on target.
Italian Serie A
|Salernitana – Atalanta – 0:1 (Zapata, 75).|
It seems that Gian Piero Gasperini was too clever with the preparation, adjusting to the unusual situation for himself with a large number of participants in major tournaments – Euro 2020 and America’s Cup. Hence the attempts to change the game with massive substitutions at half-time. Formally, the game was made by Ilicic, who replaced the Russian midfielder, who was responsible for a spectacular beating with an assist pass to Zapata. In reality, “Atalanta”, even after the departure of Ribery and their own permutations, played no better than the hosts, and with the score 0: 0 Obi forgave Atalanta, hitting the post.
|Inter – Bologna – 6:1 (Martinez, 6. Shkriniar, 30. Barella 34. Vesino, 54. Dzeko, 63, 68 – Theater, 76).|
The Milanese seemed to have taken out the evil for the offensive defeat in the Champions League from Real Madrid. A quick goal from Martinez who scored in the fourth round in a row with Dumfries’ filing set the tone for the whole match. Even the injury of Correa, who had to be changed already in the 29th minute, did not knock down the mood of the black-and-blue. Immediately Shkrinyar doubled the score, and Dzeko, who urgently entered the field, managed to complete a double. Simone Inzaghi’s side have scored at least four goals in their last three home games and have a record streak of 23 league games. In the next round, Inter may repeat the 1950 club record.
Spanish La Liga
|Atlético – Athletic – 0:0.|
The champion has lost points, and already on Sunday, Real Madrid can become the sole leader of the la league. Atlético had a difficult streak, as in the previous rounds they only achieved a draw with Villarreal (2: 2) in the previous rounds and beat Espanyol (2: 1). But if a week ago João Felix brightened up the game after coming on as a substitute, now the Portuguese was sent off in the 18th minute of his stay on the field. Perhaps the Atlético forward, who had never received a red card before, did not consider that there is no authority for Jesus Gil Manzano.
|Bayern Munich – Bochum – 7:0 (Sane, 17. Kimmich, 27, 75. Gnabry, 32. Lampropoulos, 43, own goal. Lewandowski, 61. Chupo-Moting, 79).|
Champions skating rink walked through the native of the second Bundesliga, having already scored 20 goals in the starting five rounds. In the entire history of FC Bayern, only Udo Lattek and Andris Jonker started this way. Julian Nagelsmann is the third specialist in this row. The most notable of the seven goals of the Munich team was the next accurate shot by Lewandowski. The Polish sniper does not leave the field without goals scored during 19 official matches. For comparison, Messi’s personal record at Barcelona is a 10-game streak, while Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 12 games in a row at Real Madrid. Lewandowski, on the other hand, improved two Bundesliga record series at once – 15 successful matches and 13 home matches with goals scored.