Football in the rest of European continent over the weekend was all well for most of the continent’s Giants except for Intermilan.
Most eye-catching was a 5:1 wrought of Bayer 04 Leverkusen by Bayern Munich with Bayern netting all of theirs in the half time. Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry both had a brace to their names with the other goal coming from Thomas Muller whereas Patrick Schick pulled a consolation for the home side Leverkusen. The win meant Bayern Munich displaced Dortmund from top of the table on 19 points, one more than Dortmund.
On Saturday, Erling Braut Haaland made a sensation return to scoring form with a brace as Dortmund playing at home Signal Induna park beat Mainz O5 3:1. Marco Reus scored the match’s opener on the 3rd minute mark.
Haaland’s goals meant he has 49 in as many league matches and 70 in 68 matches across all competitions.
In La Liga, Barcelona handed Sergio Aguero his debut as they beat Valencia 3:1. Coutinho scoring Barca’s third ended an 11-month non scoring period with Ansu Fati and Memphis Depay scoring the other goals. Jose Gaya pulled for the Jose Bordalas coached side.
Fixtures between Real Madrid against Athletic Bilbao and Granada verses Atletico Madrid were called off by the Spanish Superior Sports Council after Real Madrid and Atletico’s request for postponement of their matches. They said their South American internationals would not be available due to CONMEBOL’s decision to extend this latest round of international fixtures to three games.
In Italy, Moise Kean scored the only goal that turned into a match winner for Juventus as the the ‘Old Lady edged As Roma 1:0 to make it four serie A wins in a row. The win put Massimilliano Allegri’s side in seventh position after eight matches.
Seria A defending champions Intermilan fell to a 3:1 thumping by Lazio. Despite the loss, they stand third on the table with 17 points, five less of leaders AC Milan.
In France, PSG needed an 86th-minute penalty to win 2:1 at home against Angers. Danilo Pereira scored the match’s first and Mbappe scored the penalty to keep PSG at the table summit with 27 points from 10 matches.