Just after the pause that was due to the start of the European games on World Championship – 2018, we are waiting for Manchester Derby, one of the key stone of the season program. Both “Manchester United” and ” Manchester City” are leaving for a pause having 9 points – yesterday the team of Jose Mourinho with had hardly won in added time “Hull City”, today Josep Guardiola has won his match over “West Ham United”. And the victory of “Manchester City” was rather confident – 3:1. “Citizens” had solved many questions to 17 minute having gained the advantage in 2 goals. The score was opened by Raheem Sterling, who has shown his greatest potential with the appearance of Guardiola and after this goal Fernandinho has closed the assist of Kevin Dr Bruyne from penalty. The third goal in added time has scored again Sterling – almost from a zero corner.
“I am quite pleased with my work at “Manchester City”. I didn’t expect that in such short period of time the football players will start to understand me so well. They are showing the kind of football I want to see”,-said Guardiola after the match. And that is really so:”Manchester City” has learnt to be very careful with the ball. Even more careful as it was with Pellegrini, corner defenders now understand how they have to move to the home zone and to lengthen the attacks. In each match “citizens” are as for now dominating all 90 minutes but they still didn’t meet with such a rival as “Manchester United”.
“Barcelona” doesn’t really care if the triple MSN is all playing or whether someone from this triple needs rest. Last season the team had shown the perfect 1,5 month without Leo Messi and now the team doesn’t notice the injury of Neymar. “Barcelona” had won its second match in a row, having gained the victory in Bilbo over the “uncomfortable” “Atletico”-1:0. But to tell the truth, the goal was scored not by Messi, Luis Suarez and Turan who had been played actively as first reserve striker.
The goal was scored by Ivan Rakitich. Having got soft assist from Turan, he had practically headed the goal to the rival’s gates. Then the teams were fighting the whole match and players from Basque had even higher number of hits than “Barcelona” (4:3). But this didn’t influence the final results.
It is also necessary to show other results of Premier: the victory of “Las-Palmas” over the “Granada”- 5:1. Nabil El Zhar was the author of a double, even Kevin-Prince Boateng has scored. He decided not to play but to relax after coming to islands. After two rounds “Las-Palmas” has scored 9 goals (the biggest number in the championship of Spain) and had shown who in this season is able to become the potential opening of the Spanish season.
Frank de Boer once again was not able to win the first match in Italy. In home match with “Palermo” his “Inter” was constantly controlling the ball, but it was very hard to him to create necessary moments and at the beginning of the second half the team has missed from Andrea Rispoli. Mauro Icardi with his strong air shot (by the way, due to assist of a fresher Antonio Candreva) has helped his team not to be left with zero goal. To win the match during the last 20 minutes Neradzurri were able to do only with the help of Eder but hist attempt to head the goal was less successful than the captain’s-1:1.
And with “Roma” the truth has worked and this truth is working for many years: if this team is beaten once, it continues to be beaten again losing the balance.
The game with “Cagliari” was not at first dangerous to “Roma”, they have scored one goal in each half but then they had given the ball to their rival and the rival had very quickly scored one goal (with the help of ex football player of “Roma”) and had rushed forward to score the second. And really has scored! Typical, absolutely typical situation to “Roma”.
The start season of Bundesliga was closed by the debut matches of freshers. “Fryburg” of Cristian Streich a year ago had no need to leave, the team was weakened by bad realization and weak “physics”. In one year “Fryburg” has gained many young football players, has overplayed the youth and returned to Bundesliga being fresh. But against “Hertha”, one of the opening of the previous season and by the way the team that has growned up this summer, was not able to get points. Besides, “Fryburg” was very close to it: on 90+3 minute the master of standarts Vincenzo Grifo who is scoring penalty goals in second Bundesliga from the corner had found the head of the captain Hefler. But two minutes later “Hertha” has returned the goal. Julian Schieber had scored his typical goal. 2:1 – “Fryburg” was nice but he lost (this is very typical for this team).
And then, hated by the whole Germany, “RB Leipzig” has played in draw with other “plastic” Bundesliga team “Hoffenhеim” (2:2). For current coach of “red bulls” Ralf Rangnick it is hard to imagine the better debut. The first half was bright but goalless and after the break the teams were shooting each other very precise shots. The shot of a “peasant” Lukas Rupp was answered by the shot of the captain of “Leipzig” Dominik Kaiser. The second goal was scored by Marcel Zabitzer on 90 minute.
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