Weekend Soccer Review: Barclays Premier League and La Liga

28 Aug

This is a guest post from Steve.

The weekend of the 18th was filled with soccer action as top flight English and Spanish teams competed against each other in their respective leagues. The second week of the EPL entertained football lovers with exciting matches being played. Manchester United opened the weekend with a clash against Swansea in Wales. Man United emerged triumphant with a 4-nil win over their rivals. This is thanks to goals from Eric Baily, Lukaku, Martial and Pogba. Man United continued their form from the previous weekend in which they demolished Westham United 4-nil.

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At Anfield, things were hotter for Liverpool as The Reds pressurized to get their first win of the season. Liverpool edged Crystal Palace 1-0 in a tightly fought win over the Eagles. The goal was courtesy of Senegalese forward Sadio Mane.

It seems guns were not firing for Arsenal in a 1-0 defeat by Stoke at Britannia. Tottenham Hotspur’s new home opening match left thousands of its supporters with heartbreaks when Chelsea sunk Spurs 2-1 at  Wembley. This was Tottenham’s first home defeat in 15 months. Chelsea’s goals came from Marcos Alonso who got a brace. Basthuayi came in as a Chelsea substitute to score for the opposition.

Meanwhile, in La Liga, Barca and Madrid got off to winning starts. Barcelona started their league campaign on a positive note with a 2-0 win over Real Betis at Nou Camp. Real Betis defender Alin Tosca deflected a powerful Gerard Deulofeu cross into his own net to gift Barca the lead. Gerard Deulofeu the former Everton player was also involved in the second goal. He set up Sergio Roberto for the second goal.

Real Madrid started their title defence with a 3-0 away win over the opponents Deportivo La Coruna. Gareth Bale fired into an empty net to give Los Blancos the lead and then Casimiro added the second goal. The misery continued for Deportivo when Bale set up Toni Kroos for a third goal to seal the win. However, it was not all rosy for Real Madrid after their captain Sergio Ramos got a red card.

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