It was not weekend as usual for European football giants as they squandered points with with PSG, the weekend’s surprise package after losing 2:0 against Rennes without attempting a shot on target.
A Messi-Neymar-Mbappe combination didn’t manage a single shot on target and after eight league matches without a loss this season, the Mauricio Pochetino side lost their first of the season, and first since April.
In La Liga, it was shock as Real Madrid who had five days ago fallen to Moldovian and debutant side Sheriff Tiraspol in Champions League went on to lose 2:1 in Espanyol
Real Madrid Old Boy Raul de Tomas and Aleix Vidal scored for Espanyol with Karim Benzema notching one for the visitors who had their 25 La Liga match unbeaten run ended.
Still in Barcelona, the Catalan Club lost their first league match this season with a 2:0 humbling away to Atletico Madrid. Thomas Lemar and Barca Old Boy Luis Suarez tamed Koeman’s side to add to their champions league misery that saw them lose 3:0 in succession to Bayern Munich and recently Benfica.
In Germany, it was tears for the last nine Bundesliga title winners Bayern who were lectured at home by Eintracht Frankfurt. Martin Hinteregger and Filip Kostic scored for the visitors to come a goal down and win at Allianz Arena for the first time since November,2000.
Leon Goretzka opened the scoring for Bayern but the reigning German champions weren’t good enough to hold their lead as they slipped to a first home league loss since November,2019.
Club football will have recess as international fixtures will take place in qualification for World Cup on different continents.