The return of club football brings lots of exciting action across Europe

Europe’s best leagues return

So club football is back in action and there has been a lot of exciting action to unpack. Arsenal is leading the table once again, Haaland keeps on scoring goals and Everton’s poor run continues. Whereas in La Liga Benzema put his France World Cup disappointment behind him by scoring a double putting them level with Barcelona. Barcelona dropped points in the Catalan derby In France on Mbappe’s first match he scored the winning goal.

Action packed games since the return

Napoli had lost their first game this season to Inter Milan however they still remain top of the Serie A. The Gli Azzurri have not won a Serie A for 32 years and will be hoping to break that in May. Atletico took on Barcelona this weekend and Barcelona wanted to increase their lead over Real Madrid. Dembele managed to give Barcelona the lead in 22ndminute and it would be the only goal of the match. Emotions would get heated in injury time as Ferran Torres and Stefan Savic had a brawl which got them sent off. Nonetheless Barcelona managed to pick up another three points and their 12th clean sheet. The defeat for Los Rojiblancos means they dropped to 5th place.

Shocks and disappointments for the big teams already

 Villarreal stunned Real Madrid by picking up three points against them for the first time in five years. Thanks to goals from Pino and Gerard Villarreal managed to go upto 6th place. The defeat for Los Blancos means that they are now three points behind Barcelona. Things were quite frustrating for Arsenal as they could not keep their extended lead over Man City. Arsenal fell to a 0-0 draw against Newcastle which is a result positive for Newcastle as they keep their place in 3rd. Arsenal registered 17 strikes in total and still were unable to find the back of the net. Newcastle had a penalty claim but it was waved away by the referee. Nketiah had a chance to win the game with three minutes ago but was denied brilliantly by Nick Pope.

Messi returns with a bang

PSG managed to bounce back after their first defeat to RC Lens by beating Angers in an easy 2-0 win. Ekitike got another early goal as he did against Lens and this time scoring in the 7th minute. It was also his 4th  goal in four games scoring three in Ligue 1 and won in the Coupe de France. Messi then finished off an amazing pass from Danilo Pereira by scoring past Bernardoni. At first they were questions about whether it was offside but VAR confirmed it was a goal. Messi’s goal means that he scored in his 18th consecutive year. The world cup winner could not have returned in a better way and he helped PSG maintain first place. 

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