Published on : 21/09/2020 – 10:56
For the start of the Serie A season, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus easily beat Sampdoria (3-0). Real Madrid, on the other hand, have been unable to overcome Real Sociedad. Zinedine Zidane’s men started the championship with a draw (0-0).
- Premier League: Liverpool wins first shock of the season
Liverpool won in the first shock of the Premier League 2020/2021, Sunday, against Chelsea (2-0). The reigning champion spoke about his common experience in a match, where he was able to provoke the facts of the game that allowed him to triumph thanks to a Sadio Mané in all the good moves and author of a double (50th, 54th) . Liverpool are with Everton, Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Leicester in the group of teams that already have two wins on the clock. If Leicester is not the team that has marked the spirits the most at the start of the season, the Foxes are provisionally leading the championship thanks to the goal difference, after their spectacular victory (4-2) against Burnley. Beaten for the first day at home by Everton, Tottenham, for their part, reacted by strangling a Southampton (5-2) who paid dearly for their risky defensive tactics. A quadruple from Korean Son Heung-min, served each time by Harry Kane, gave José Mourinho’s players their first victory of the season.
- Liga: Real Madrid start with a draw
The White House has started its season badly. Held in check 0-0 on Real Sociedad’s lawn, Zinedine Zidane’s players have never managed to force the Basque lock. Dominating, the Spanish champion had the ball 68% of the time, shooting 16 times for just four attempts on target. Note the first tenure in the Madrid jersey of the Norwegian Martin Odegaard, a year after a convincing loan spent, precisely, in the ranks of Real Sociedad. A week before FC Barcelona entered the competition at Camp Nou against Villarreal, Real Madrid therefore missed an opportunity to establish their domination from the start and it was Granada, already 7th last season, who took the lead. in the La Liga standings, after a second victory in two matches on Sunday 2-1 against Alavés.
- Serie A: Juventus Turin regales
For Andrea Pirlo’s debut as a coach, Juventus launched the conquest of their 10th consecutive title of Italian champion perfectly by easily dominating Sampdoria (3-0) on Sunday during the first day of Serie A. opened the scoring quickly by Dejan Kulusevski (13th) before adding to the score in the last quarter of an hour by Leonardo Bonucci (78th) then Cristiano Ronaldo (88th). Naples, after a mixed season, also started off on the right foot in Parma (2-0). The Genoa crunched him promoted Crotone (4-1). Provisional co-leader alongside Juve, the club of Genoa, first non-relegation last season, is a bit of a surprise guest. Matchday 1 continues Monday night with AC Milan’s league debut at San Siro against Bologna. Inter Milan, Juventus’ main rivals on paper, like Atalanta Bergamo, have only got to start next week for Matchday 2 because of their European matches this summer. Their meetings of the first day, against the promoted Benevento and Lazio, were postponed to September 30.
- Bundesliga: Bayern without mercy
Bayern Munich sent, Friday, at the opening of the Bundesliga, a chilling message for all its future opponents, German and European, by dynamiting Schalke 8-0, with a hat-trick from Serge Gnabry. Bayern rookie star Leroy Sané scored once and delivered two assists to Gnabry, for his first start since arriving from Manchester City, for 45 million euros. Dortmund also beat Mönchengladbach 3-0, already with a brace from the prodigious Erling Haaland, placing with three points at the height of Bayern Munich and five other clubs including RB Leipzig, semi-finalist in August of the Champions League who started his season with a 3-1 success on Sunday at home against Mainz. The meeting between Wolfsburg and Leverkusen, on the other hand, gave birth to a sad draw (0-0).
- Ligue 1: Saint-Étienne as leader, PSG returns to victory
Saint-Étienne wasted a two-goal advantage and lost his first points of the season by conceding a 2-2 draw against Nantes. The Greens nevertheless remain leaders in the championship, tied with Rennes (10 points) who won against Nîmes (2-4). Marseille conceded a draw (1-1) against Lille, avoiding another blow to morale after the defeat against Saint-Étienne. Luiz Araujo scored for the Mastiffs after returning from the locker room (47th), outpacing Yuto Nagatomo. But Valère Germain, who entered during the match, equalized from a corner (85th). The draw does not suit the LOSC (5th, 8 pts), which dominated the meeting and misses the opportunity to join the co-leaders Saint-Étienne and Rennes. Authors of a sluggish start to the season with two defeats and an in extremis victory against Metz, the Parisians have for their part found their face as triple champions of France. Back after his quarantine due to coronavirus, Mbappé scored (38th) on a penalty that he caused, and delivered the decisive ball for the 2-0, pushed to the bottom by Angel Di Maria (45th + 1). Marquinhos added strength to the head (66th), with a caviar from Di Maria.
With AFP and Reuters